Samaritan Health Services, the dominant health care provider in the Linn-Benton-Lincoln region, has hired a new leader for its health insurance arm, Samaritan Health Plans.
Elham Mirshafiei was at the library cramming for final exams during her senior year at California State University-Long Beach when she grew nauseated and started vomiting. After the 10th episode in an hour, a friend took her to the nearest emergency room.
SALEM – With just three weeks until the Oregon Legislature adjourns, advocates for a pilot project to address prolonged mental health patient stays in hospital emergency rooms are pushing for their bill to break through the logjam in the session's final month.
A judge said Tuesday the Oregon State Hospital is in contempt of court because defendants ordered to receive treatment there instead languished in jail.
A major grant awarded today to Oregon Health & Science University and the University of California, Davis, promises to expand access to quality health care between Sacramento and Portland through a network of teaching hospitals and clinics in mostly rural areas.
Kaiser Permanente is launching a program in the Northwest as part of a ramp-up of its effort to help patients with such things as housing, food, transportation and domestic violence problems, factors that can have a big influence on patients’ health.
Osasuyi Kenneth Idumwonyi, 58, of Houston, Texas was sentenced today to 108 months in federal prison and three years’ supervised release for illegally distributing opioids.
SALEM – Another pillar of Gov. Kate Brown's Medicaid funding plan may be in peril.
Many Oregon children face a combination of serious illness plus family or other social problems, such as parental incarceration, domestic violence, mental illness or drug and alcohol abuse, says a new study that will be presented to the Oregon Health Policy Board on Tuesday.