Health industry leaders are pushing Congress and the Biden administration to preserve the pandemic-fueled expansion of telehealth that has transformed how millions of Americans see the doctor.
A plan to drop requirements for masks, social distancing and capacity limits hinges on vaccinating 127,000 more adults to reach a 70% vaccination rate.
A spokeswoman said this was the first time since January that employees didn't have to work overtime to staff all shifts because 24 managers and employees volunteered to work.
“Our focus is going to be on making sure regulations and policies are going to be focused on improving coverage,” said Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, who was sworn in on May 27.
A housekeeper who reported on her colleagues for alleged theft and time-clock fraud is suing the hospital system, claiming it did not protect her from harassment.
Oregon Health Authority tentatively wants the taxpayer-funded insurance plan to help with housing, other needs, in addition to medical care.
Clatsop County to become the 19th county with the lower risk ranking, while Lane and Polk counties drop into moderate risk category.
The Oregon Employment Department expects the state to have 28,600 job openings for nurses over the next 10 years while only graduating 16,000 registered nurses.
Six states have passed laws to start drug imports from Canada, and Florida, Colorado and New Mexico are the furthest along in plans to get federal approval.
Oregon State Hospital leaders have still received no response on deploying the National Guard to aid with a staffing crisis, but the Oregon Office of Emergency Management is seeking civilians to help.