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Summit at Pioneer Place prompts state promise

State Representative Lynn Findley, R-Vale, meets with community members in downtown Vale on June 22, 2018.

 VALE – The Oregon Department of Human Services will review local nursing home referrals in the wake of a recent meeting in Vale.

The session at Pioneer Place Assisted Living Facility in Vale was organized by state Rep. Lynn Findley, R-Vale.

Also at the summit were state Sen. Cliff Bentz, the Pioneer Place Nursing Home board and Michael McCormick, deputy director of aging & people with disabilities from the Oregon Department of Human Services.

Findley organized the meeting because the number of state-funded patients sent to Pioneer Place has dropped, creating financial challenges for the care center. Pioneer Place serves the largest geographical area in eastern Oregon. It is the only nursing home in Malheur County. 

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