One of the state’s newest mergers is under way between large Portland-based Legacy Health and a small Willamette Valley community hospital.
The Lund Report
In an era of hospital consolidation, one of the state’s newest mergers is underway between a large Portland-based chain and a small Willamette Valley community hospital.
Like most healthcare providers in rural Oregon, the shortages are impacting the Virginia Garcia Health Center, which has seen a 400 percent growth in patients the past decade, mostly migrant and seasonal farm workers at its clinics in Washington and Yamhill counties.
The article that appeared in The Lund Report on July 13, 2016, "Prominent Physicians Leaving ZOOM+" contained several erroneous statements.
PacificSource Health Plans has been a part of Oregon since 1933.
Sara Bubenik, M.D., went into the restroom of Legacy Emanuel Medical Center a few weeks ago and cried.
She was due back at her $11-per-hour job as a medical scribe, a note-taking shadow of the doctor that she could have been. But Bubenik needed a few minutes to compose herself after an outright rejection from the director of internal medicine for a chance to apply for his residency program.
Our healthcare system is a fragile house of card and incremental reform is what’s needed. That’s the message delivered by a former legislator, Jim Thompson, to an Oregon Health Forum audience last week.
A sip of soda will become more expensive next year in Philadelphia, which recently became the second city in the United States to pass a tax on sugary beverages — after Berkeley voters passed one in 2014.
John is a carpenter, OPB is only using his first name for reasons that’ll become clear in this story.
Oregon has the fourth-highest rate of prescription pain killer abuse in the nation, so the state is implementing new guidelines that will require doctors to give lower doses and shorter prescriptions.