Hollie Murphy had a hysterectomy in 2013 that threw her into financial turmoil.
She had health insurance. She was a certified nursing assistant at Springfield’s PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend. But it was a high deductible plan, and she only made $15 an hour.
Salem Hospital officials warned the public on Thursday that the facility is packed with patients.
The hospital system said it would not turn anyone away but advised patients to go to an urgent care clinic or see a primary care physician if possible.
Mental health services have fallen short for the people who need them most in Oregon — the Portland area especially — but a panel of authorities offered hope Thursday that the system can be improved through collaboration among multiple service providers.
Multnomah County has fired its two top mental health leaders and promoted an insider to lead its Mental Health and Addiction Services Division following an investigation into complaints of abuse and neglect at the Unity Center for Behavio
An animal rights group has filed a public records lawsuit against Oregon Health & Science University to try to obtain video footage from its primate center.
Two years ago, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown signed into law a major health care cost reduction package that was championed by Democratic leaders in the House and Senate.
“The Mueller Report” is so last week’s news. Health care has returned in force as the dominant political issue in Washington, reflecting what voters have been telling pollsters for the past year.
The Oregon Health Authority is still working on tightening its oversight to ensure that it doesn’t again overpay Medicaid insurers by millions of dollars.