The contract aligns OHSU with other academic medical institutions on the West Coast and marks the third AFSCME bargaining unit at the university.
Residents are finding it easier to drive to the Oregon State Fairgrounds and get vaccinated than to secure an appointment in Portland because of an uneven allocation of doses among counties.
Public advocates say that more sustained funding will be needed over the next decade and beyond to address long-festering problems.
A small group gathered Wednesday to show solidarity with a former OHSU employee who’s filed a sexual assault lawsuit against the university and a former resident physician.
Under Oregon’s certificate of need process, critics and supporters will likely put the 100-bed project in Wilsonville, first proposed in 2016, under a microscope.
But the general population may still face delays, as Oregon officials plan to keep allocating doses in a targeted way to reach vulnerable groups.
Gov. Kate Brown names a new 17-member advisory board to implement a regulatory structure for voter-backed Measure 109.
With three vaccines — Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson — now authorized for emergency use in the United States, there seems to be hope that the pandemic’s end may be in sight.
Gov. Kate Brown supports a pilot project to spend $10 million on coverage to 2,000 adults, building on a program that now covers undocumented children in the state.
Once leery of federal health initiatives, Native Americans embrace COVID-19 vaccines as a way to protect communities and families.