The northeastern Oregon county is protesting COVID-19 vaccine mandates in recognition of public outcry, saying mandates will worsen staffing shortages.
Since PeaceHealth announced its own deadlines, unions representing a swath of workers have leveled at least seven labor complaints.
As patients sick with COVID-19 overwhelm Oregon hospitals, tents are set up to create urgent care clinics for patients with lesser ailments.
Oregon’s hospitals are full and have been for several weeks. That isn’t going to change any time soon.
Distrust in government initiatives runs so deep that even some primary care providers may be advising eligible patients against getting the shots.
Rural hospitals in areas of the U.S. where vaccination rates are already low are avoiding vaccine mandates for staff in order to attract workers.
Oregon had one of the highest discrepancies between infection and death rates of prisoners versus its population, a report found.
Cover All People will implement a $10 million program to provide health insurance to roughly 80,000 people who had no coverage.
Talks are stalled between administrators at the hospital in McMinnville and the Oregon Nurses Association members.
In Eastern Oregon, only the Blue Mountain Hospital District in Grant County has received help since Gov. Kate Brown ordered the deployment of 1,500 troops.