Kevin Fitts suffered through a sleepless night, battling suicidal thoughts and delusions. By early morning, he was hysterical. He needed to escape his apartment and see someone.
Springfield family nurse practitioner Carol Crocker was irate enough with Lane County’s coordinated care organization, Trillium Community Health Plan, that earlier this month she showed up at 7 a.m.
Prescription drug prices have dominated the health care agendas of Oregon lawmakers so far this session, with a Canadian importation plan among the proposals introduced into the Legislature.
Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University announced an initial breakthrough on a vaccine against malaria, which killed nearly 500,000 people worldwide in 2017.
Dental insurance giant Delta Dental of California is facing mounting criticism for paying its CEO exorbitantly, flying board members and their companions to Barbados for a meeting, and spending a small fraction of its revenue on charitable work — all while receiving significant state and federal
The Oregon health care system is failing to address the state’s drug and alcohol addiction crisis at every level, from providing prevention and recovery services to coordinating the response between health care providers and state agencies, speakers at a forum said Wednesday.
The state’s largest Medicaid insurer intends to apply for the next five-year round of multi-million dollar contracts.
A bipartisan group of lawmakers has rallied around a bill that would make Oregon the first state in the country offer a universal service that would provide educational, emotional and financial support to new parents of infants and young children.
For one in 10 surgical patients, surgery is the gateway to long-term opioid abuse. Oregon has one of the highest rates of prescription opioid misuse in the nation.
Nonprofit hospitals across the United States are seeking donations from the people who rely on them most: their patients.