The attack shut down Universal Health Services, the owner of Cedar Hills Hospital, which has nearly 100 in-patient beds for mental health patients.
Rachael Banks, who is currently the public health director for Multnomah County, will focus on health inequity issues at the state.
Community or population immunity refers to the point at which enough people are sufficiently resistant to a disease that an infectious agent is unlikely to spread from person to person.
Complaints and unannounced inspections at Portland’s psychiatric emergency hospital found a range of problems, including patient sexual encounters, an attempted suicide, Facebook livestreaming, escapes, nurse shortages and more.
With a shortage of dentists in Oregon, the Legislature should pass a bill allowing the state to license dental therapists.
When it comes to health care, President Donald Trump has promised far more than he has delivered.
“All it really is, is a statement that he wants one or more of his departments to come up with a plan," said Joe Antos with the American Enterprise Institute.
More than 450 new cases of COVID-19 were seen in Oregon on Friday, the highest single-day total since the pandemic began.
The administration is seeking approval to spend nearly $70 million on salaries just months after imposing cuts as a pandemic austerity measure.
A study based on interviews with 200 workers found they lacked personal protective equipment, social distancing rules at work sites were lax and they had inconsistent access to COVID-19 tests.