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Gov. Kate Brown asked legislators on Friday to prioritize funding the Oregon Health Plan within the first few weeks of the legislative session.
Jan 18 2019

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Gov. Kate Brown suggested Friday that she would consider rolling back a rule that prevents the state from double paying for state employees in the same family who are eligible for health coverage on their spouses’ plans.
Jan 18 2019
Briefly: InterHospital Physicians Association Announces New CEO
Jan 10 2019

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Dr. Camara Jones flashed a childlike diagram on the big screen in a Portland Art Museum auditorium. It depicted six orange and green stick people on a cliff. The three in the orange group were well away from the edge, and a fence shielded them from falling over.
Jan 18 2019
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Marianne Stone, an emergency-room nurse at Saint Alphonsus Medical Center in Baker City, often sees nurses work up to 60 hours a week to help out during staff shortages.
Jan 16 2019
Health officials in Clark County are grappling with an outbreak of measles, promoting the county's chair to declare a public health emergency on Friday. The outbreak could spread to Portland.
Jan 17 2019
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An Oregon labor union is embroiled in a dispute with Providence Health & Services over millions of dollars in Providence executive pay while trying to win representation for hundreds of lower-paid workers.
Jan 12 2019

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Oregon Gov. Kate Brown expressed hope and urgency in outlining her agenda before lawmakers during her State of the State address in the House of Representatives at the Capitol on Monday after being sworn in for her second and last term as governor.
Jan 15 2019
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With the state’s legislative session fast-approaching, mental health has moved into the crosshairs for Oregon lawmakers, with a number of proposals on the horizon that seek to transform the future of behavioral care in the state.
Jan 10 2019

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The flu season has caught with the Willamette Valley, with an increase in cases from Southern Oregon to Salem to the Portland area in recent weeks.
Jan 9 2019
Population-based methods work well in medicine. Answers found in simplified and controlled environments remain applicable in reality because the practice of medicine combines them with qualitative observation.
Jan 14 2019
A leader at the Unity Center for Behavioral Health resigned. Chris Farentinos, the mental health facility’s vice president is “leaving to pursue new opportunities,” according to an announcement obtained by The Lund Report.
Jan 7 2019
A man who worked at Oregon Health & Science University for nearly three decades is suing the institution for discrimination, claiming he was fired for being black and lost full retirement benefits. 
Jan 7 2019
Oregon joined California and 15 other states Thursday in an effort to protect the Affordable Care Act.
Jan 4 2019

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A former registered nurse for Legacy Health has filed a class action lawsuit against the Portland hospital network, claiming that it systematically denied meal breaks to non-exempt nursing staff and failed to pay overtime.
Jan 2 2019

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Fifty-eight of Oregon's 60 acute care hospitals are tax-exempt, not-for-profit hospitals.
Jan 6 2019
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A push is underway in Oregon to create safe sites for users to inject drugs.
Dec 19 2018
Read the latest press releases from organizations around the state.
Press Release: Jamison Takes Helm As The Oregon Clinic Celebrates 25 Years
Jan 18 2019

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Oregon legislators are on track to propose bills that would increase financial reporting requirements and could limit property tax breaks for hospitals based on how much they spend on charity care and employee pay.
Jan 16 2019