The head of Oregon Health & Science University’s emergency department is leaving.
Wendy Watson, who has been named chief operating officer for Kaiser Permanente Northwest, is extending integrated health care outside clinical walls into the community and opening new ways for members to connect with our doctors.
Not far from the Anheuser-Busch brewery, Joshua Grigaitis fills a cooler with bottles and cans in one of the city’s oldest bars.
The millions of dollars and countless hours that Oregon health officials have devoted to fighting the opioid epidemic in recent years have had an effect: Overdose deaths from prescription painkillers have fallen to a 14-year low.
With less than two weeks before the state allocates Medicaid contracts for the next five-year round, Lane County’s coordinated care organization has forged a key tie -- one that was recently broken.
The Oregon Legislature ended its session on Sunday after a marathon weekend in which it passed several health care bills, including one that went down to the wire.
Last year was financially stellar for top executives at Oregon’s major health insurance providers. Most received major compensation increases from their bosses, mostly in the form of increased bonuses.
During Wednesday night’s Democratic presidential primary debate — the first in a two-night event viewed as the de facto launch of the primary season — health policies, ranging from “Medicare for All” to efforts to curb skyrocketing drug prices, were among the key issues the 10 hopeful candidates
The roughly 350,000 Oregonians who buy individual or small-employer health insurance plans face a range of premium increases in 2020 going as high as 8.9 percent for individuals and 13.1 percent for small groups, under preliminary rates the state issued Wednesday.