Dr. Sanjiv Kaul will relinquish leadership of the Knight Cardiovascular Institute to focus solely on research starting on Jan. 1.

Just over a month after the collapse of Oregon Health & Science University's heart transplant team, the university's top cardiologist is shedding his leadership role.

Oct 3 2018

WASHINGTON – To mark the beginning of National Substance Abuse Prevention Month, U.S. Attorney Billy J. Williams joined the Department of Justice in announcing grant awards of nearly $320 million to combat the opioid crisis in America.

Oct 2 2018
Oregon's governor has been in office four years yet faces a competitive race.

When Gov. Kate Brown was first swept into office by scandal, she benefited from comparisons to the man she was replacing, Gov. John Kitzhaber.

Reporters often characterized Kitzhaber as a lone wolf, a policy wonk, private.

Brown was different.

Oct 1 2018
Coordinated care organizations will receive an average of 4 percent more each month than in 2018, overshooting the 3.4 percent growth target.

The Oregon Health Authority will pay coordinated care organizations 4.2 percent more for Medicaid patients in 2019 than in 2018, missing its goal of keeping cost increases to 3.4 percent or less. 

Oct 1 2018
A study shows that although smoking marijuana remains the favorite method of consuming marijuana among teens, that some are edible and vaporized weed.

There is no doubt that some high school students will try to get high. However, the ways they’re doing it might be changing.

Oct 1 2018
In 2017-18, the university enjoyed brisk growth in outpatient and emergency department visits and in Medicare and Medicaid patients.

An aging population, increased federal spending on health care for the poor, and a strongly growing regional economy all continue to work to the advantage of Oregon Health & Science University.

Oct 1 2018
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McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center in Springfield is embroiled in a nurse staffing dispute, with critics claiming it makes profits through understaffing.

Oregon’s most profitable hospital, McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center, sits in an unlikely spot in the center of blue-collar Springfield, hemmed in by old strip malls and modest residential neighborhoods.

Oct 1 2018
The Springfield for-profit hospital had a profit margin of 25 percent last year.

McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center in Springfield is Oregon's most profitable hospital, with increasing revenues since 2012.

Oct 1 2018

Dr. Albert Chi has seen the destruction of war firsthand as a trauma surgeon and observed countless lives forever altered through the loss of limbs.

Oct 1 2018
Dr. Esther Choo, an emergency department physician and researcher at Oregon Health & Science University, says the gender gap in medicine is not going away.

Dr. Esther Choo came armed with data, which she flashed across the giant screen, study after study.

Sep 30 2018