Oregon legislators are on track to propose bills that would increase financial reporting requirements and could limit property tax breaks for hospitals based on how much they spend on charity care and employee pay.
Marianne Stone, an emergency-room nurse at Saint Alphonsus Medical Center in Baker City, often sees nurses work up to 60 hours a week to help out during staff shortages.
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown expressed hope and urgency in outlining her agenda before lawmakers during her State of the State address in the House of Representatives at the Capitol on Monday after being sworn in for her second and last term as governor.
Population-based methods work well in medicine. Answers found in simplified and controlled environments remain applicable in reality because the practice of medicine combines them with qualitative observation.
Bend nurses successfully reached a tentative agreement on a new four-and-a-half-year contract with hospital administrators at St. Charles Bend on January 12. The agreement follows two straight days of federal mediation.
An Oregon labor union is embroiled in a dispute with Providence Health & Services over millions of dollars in Providence executive pay while trying to win representation for hundreds of lower-paid workers.
Health-care employment has been burgeoning with the nation’s aging population and greater need for services. Hospital employment nationwide is up 590,000 jobs from 2008 to 2018, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The InterHospital Physicians Association in Portland announced a new leader on Thursday.
With the state’s legislative session fast-approaching, mental health has moved into the crosshairs for Oregon lawmakers, with a number of proposals on the horizon that seek to transform the future of behavioral care in the state.