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January 26, 2012 -- PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center (PHSW) and OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital have joined forces to ensure critically ill newborns and infants in the region receive the highest quality, most advanced medical treatment close to home. 
Jan 26 2012
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January 26, 2012 -- With more discussion of budget cuts, lawmakers have begun floating policy proposals that would substantially reshape or cut back on health programs critical to vulnerable Latinos, such as Medicare and Medicaid.  According to a statistical brief released today by NCLR (National Council of La Raza), the Medicare program provides health coverage for not only Latino seniors, but also more than one million disabled and seriously ill Hispanic children and working-age adults. 

Jan 26 2012
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Best practices toolkit for health care organizations

January 26, 2012 -- Kaiser Permanente announced today the Kaiser Permanente HIV Challenge to help health care providers nationwide improve health equity for people living with HIV by increasing access to HIV care and improving health outcomes.

Jan 26 2012
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The Legislature is expected to begin reviewing that plan when it starts meeting next Wednesday

January 25, 2012—Diana Bianco, a consultant with Artemis Consulting, was met with an almost deafening silence after she asked the Oregon Health Policy Board’s members if there were any more suggestions or changes they wanted to make to the business plan that sets the course for the Oregon Health Plan’s transformation.

“My work here is done,” said Bianco, who’s been working with the policy board to develop the business plan.

Jan 25 2012
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Oregonians encouraged to report contact with Hole-In-Won.com

January 25, 2012 -- Last fall, a charity that sponsored a golf contest bought insurance to cover the $10,000 prize in case a golfer beat the odds at Heron Lakes Golf Course in Portland.

Jan 25 2012
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Yet when the tournament handed over $100,000 to its non-profit partners, Mark Ganz, CEO of Cambia Health Solutions, didn’t attend the press conference earlier this week

January 25, 2012 -- When Umpqua Bank President and CEO Ray Davis joined Peter Jacobsen to give $100,000 to the “I Have a Dream” Foundation and the Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel, one sponsor was missing from the podium – Mark Ganz – and no one mentioned his name.

Jan 24 2012
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Columbia United Providers lost its bid to participate in Medicaid by the Washington Health Care Authority

 January 25, 2012 – Regence Blue Shield isn’t the only insurance company in Washington that won’t participate in Medicaid during fiscal 2012-13.

Columbia United Providers and Premera Health Plan, which actually submitted bids on the proposed contract, have been forced out by the Washington Health Authority – unlike Regence which withdrew after providing care to pregnant women and children since 2002.

Jan 24 2012
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Most programs won't see a significant financial impact, but see the move as a step backward for public health

January 24, 2012 -- Syringe exchange programs are unlikely to suffer major financial impact as a result of a Congressional vote in December that halted federal funding.  

“It's actually going to have minimal impact,” said Kathy Oliver, executive director of Outside In, which has been operating a needle exchange since 1989. “It's a giant step backward in terms of public policy.”

Jan 24 2012
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Oregon Educators Benefit board makes the decision to give employees more options

January 25, 2012 -- It can be very exasperating when an employer changes health plan options and people no longer have quite the same benefits.

Irma Gentile faced that dilemma. An early retiree, she joined the Oregon Educators Benefit Board in 2008, choosing Providence Health Plan after reviewing the other three choices available to her.

Jan 23 2012
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Family Building Blocks works to prevents cycle of child abuse and neglect while improving public health

January 24, 2012 -- Jamie had a physically abusive mother, a situation that led to her living with an aunt to escape the violence at home. Even there, Jamie wasn’t safe; her uncle sexually abused her in the very place she went to find refuge. Eventually, Jamie found support from another family member and was able to graduate from high school.

Jan 23 2012

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