Low capacity and staffing shortages create long wait times for hospital beds.
Salem Hospital has been exceeding its capacity for more than a year, a spokesperson said.
Health insurers are now posting their negotiated rates for medical services, but it could still be weeks before data firms put it into usable forms.
Even as specialists in infectious diseases praise the treatment’s effectiveness, many doctors say they have questions about prescribing the drug and want better data.
St. Charles Health System leaders adopted “crisis standards of care” to avoid having to comply with nurse staffing rules, but rescinded the move after OHA said it would violate state law
Gov. Kate Brown declared a state of emergency for most of Oregon through the end of July as a heatwave continues to pummel the state.
Vandehey served as the policy point person for the Oregon Health Authority after serving as an advisor to Gov. Kate Brown.
At stake is potentially more than $100 million in fines for Legacy, a Portland-based health system of six hospitals around the state, based on violations found by the state Bureau of Labor and Industries.
Tuesday is expected to bring the hottest temperatures during this heat wave, when several places in the Willamette Valley could hit triple-digit temperatures.
Over the weekend, nonprofits distributed 500 air conditioning units to households in the Portland area thanks to a $5 million allocation from the Legislature.