“EDs are actually safe, and people shouldn’t be delaying getting the care that they need,” said a coauthor of a study that analyzed data from dozens of Providence emergency departments in Oregon and Washington.
Malheur, Umatilla and Morrow counties, where people often can’t work at home, have the highest case rates per capita in Oregon.
The recent COVID-19 debates about masks, social distancing, limiting gatherings reminds me of the massive disinformation campaign funded by the tobacco industry.
Testing centers are facing an overload of demand, and even if people get a negative test, that doesn't mean they won't carry the virus home to their families.
After the nurses filed a federal complaint and complained to Unity's president, Legacy Health negotiators offered about 10 more dates for bargaining sessions.
Most insurers enjoyed reduced expenses in the third quarter and many saw profits but some lost clients, according to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.
In recent days, Oregon has daily set new record highs of COVID-19 cases while its hospitals are reaching capacity.
The state released its latest drug transparency data, which shows that Humira, used for rheumatoid arthritis, racked up $81 million in sales over the past year.
Though the death rate from COVID-19 has dropped since the pandemic hit, the hospital system wants to be prepared if there is an overflow of deaths.
Officials from two Medicaid insurers in Oregon discussed some of the challenges they’ve faced during the pandemic and wildfires that flattened many homes.