The Lund Report

Silverton becoming part of the Legacy fold.

One of the state’s newest mergers is under way between large Portland-based Legacy Health and a small Willamette Valley community hospital.

Jul 20 2016
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Growing nonprofit ended 2015 fiscal year with $2.1 billion in assets, $156.6 million net revenue above expenses

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.

Jul 20 2016
Proposed incentive programs for caregivers may offer more benefits to help deal with the workforce shortage in rural Oregon and for underserved populations in urban areas.

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.

Jul 19 2016

The article that appeared in The Lund Report on July 13, 2016, "Prominent Physicians Leaving ZOOM+"  contained several erroneous statements.

Jul 19 2016
Check out all our new jobs from The Corvallis Clinic, PH Tech, Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare, Project Access NOW, Multnomah County Health Department, and Oregon College of Oriental Medicine.

PacificSource Health Plans has been a part of Oregon since 1933.

Jul 19 2016

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.

Jul 19 2016
Even with a Medicare for All Health Plan like the plan advocated by Bernie Sanders, hospital and pharmaceutical costs would continue to skyrocket without imposing some limits and access to care remains uneven for many reasons, according to the panelists who appeared at the breakfast forum sponsored by Oregon Health Forum last week. .

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.

Jul 19 2016

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.

Jul 19 2016

John is a carpenter, OPB is only using his first name for reasons that’ll become clear in this story.

Jul 19 2016

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.

Jul 19 2016

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