St. Charles Health System has named Dr. Steve Gordon as president and CEO of the Bend-based hospital system.

Gordon has served as interim CEO since July, when former CEO Joe Sluka stepped down. Sluka left during a time of financial turmoil due to the challenging losses of the pandemic. After caring for the Central Oregon community at or near full capacity for several years, St. Charles ended the first quarter of 2022 with a $17.2 million loss.

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Noemi Arellano-Summer is schools, youth, and families reporter at the Bulletin. She previously reported on homelessness and the 2020 eviction moratorium with the Howard Center of Investigative Journalism through Boston University. She was raised in Long Beach, California, where she started her journalism career reporting for her high school newspaper. In her free time, she can be found meandering through a bookstore or writing short stories.

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1. What is happening with the portfolio losses?

2. What is the plan for raising resident nursing wages to afford housing in Bend?

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