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SALEM – Gov. Kate Brown's $320 million tobacco tax package, considered by many observers to be on life support just a week ago, has roared back into the spotlight in the legislative session's final days.
Jun 13 2019
Briefly: Salem Hospital At Near Capacity
Mar 28 2019
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Registered nurses at the troubled Unity Center for Behavioral Health in Northeast Portland have won their bid for a unionization vote.
Jun 12 2019
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SALEM – As the Oregon legislative session nears its final days and lawmakers rush to move priority bills through committees, advocates of the state's pioneering Death with Dignity law are pushing for a change to increase patient access to life-ending drugs.
Jun 12 2019
In a ruling issued Wednesday, U.S. District Court Judge Michael Mosman declined to find the state in contempt of a longstanding federal court order that dictates admissions for people with mental illnesses at the Oregon State Hospital.
Jun 12 2019

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SALEM – A union-backed effort to restore double health insurance coverage for couples both employed by the government has picked up steam.
Jun 9 2019
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SALEM – Proponents expect a bill that would force prescription drug manufacturers to be more transparent about price hikes to land soon on Gov. Kate Brown’s desk, putting Oregon at the forefront of efforts to fight against skyrocketing drug prices.
Jun 10 2019

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Kaiser Permanente is launching a program in the Northwest as part of a ramp-up of its effort to help patients with such things as housing, food, transportation and domestic violence problems, factors that can have a big influence on patients’ health.
Jun 4 2019

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SALEM – With just three weeks until the Oregon Legislature adjourns, advocates for a pilot project to address prolonged mental health patient stays in hospital emergency rooms are pushing for their bill to break through the logjam in the session's final month.
Jun 5 2019
The Oregon Health Authority released a proposal Friday for how it will deal with the backlog of jail inmates trying to get mental health treatment at the Oregon State Hospital.
Jun 9 2019
Samaritan Health Services, the dominant health care provider in the Linn-Benton-Lincoln region, has hired a new leader for its health insurance arm, Samaritan Health Plans.
Jun 7 2019
A judge said Tuesday the Oregon State Hospital is in contempt of court because defendants ordered to receive treatment there instead languished in jail.
Jun 5 2019
Elham Mirshafiei was at the library cramming for final exams during her senior year at California State University-Long Beach when she grew nauseated and started vomiting. After the 10th episode in an hour, a friend took her to the nearest emergency room.
Jun 5 2019

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“Homelessness is caused by a lack of housing, full stop.” It really is that simple, Dr. Margot Kushel, a professor of medicine at the University of California San Francisco, told an audience Friday morning at the Oregon Health Forum.
May 31 2019

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SALEM – Another pillar of Gov. Kate Brown's Medicaid funding plan may be in peril.
Jun 3 2019
Many Oregon children face a combination of serious illness plus family or other social problems, such as parental incarceration, domestic violence, mental illness or drug and alcohol abuse, says a new study that will be presented to the Oregon Health Policy Board on Tuesday.
Jun 3 2019

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SALEM – Oregon lawmakers sent a bill to Gov. Kate Brown's desk Wednesday night placing strict time limits on the ability of insurers to decide prior authorization claims.
May 30 2019

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For a hospital that had once labored to break even, Wheeling Hospital displayed abnormally deep pockets when recruiting doctors.
Jun 1 2019
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In recent years, thousands of Oregon health care workers at hospitals and other medical centers have opted to unionize, seeking to protect staffing levels and working conditions and win higher pay.
May 28 2019
Read the latest press releases from organizations around the state.
Press Release: Deadly Ebola Outbreak In Uganda Raises Fears Of Epidemic
Jun 12 2019