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February 15, 2012 -- The Coalition for a Healthy Oregon praised the State Senate Tuesday for passing Senate Bill 1580, the health care transformation bill that will help strengthen the patient-provider relationship through better coordination of care.

“This is a monumental step in the right direction,” said Jeff Heatherington, President and CEO of FamilyCare, Inc. and COHO’s legislative director. “COHO strongly supports transparency and enhancing patient-provider relationships, which is the key to making health care transformation work.”

Feb 15 2012
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Clinical trials of new medicines target the most debilitating chronic diseases

Working in collaboration with Oregon’s university medical schools, hospitals and clinical research centers, biopharmaceutical companies are conducting or have conducted since 1999 more than 2,300 clinical trials of new medicines in the state, a report released today shows.

Feb 15 2012
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February 14, 2012 -- The Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS) this week approved rate increases affecting more than 7,300 Oregonians who have long-term care insurance through John Hancock, including some policies originally sold by Time Insurance Company and Union Security Insuranc

Feb 14 2012
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February 14, 2012 -- The Department of Consumer and Business Services has fined an insurance agency $40,000 for charging 117 employers fees for services involving workers’ compensation insurance. The charges occurred over a nearly four-year period ending in May 2010.

Feb 14 2012
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As a candidate for mayor of Portland, Brady has picked up significant contributions from Regence BlueCross BlueShield and leading healthcare executives

February 14, 2012 -- Money talks – particularly in the million dollar race that Eileen Brady is waging to become the next mayor of Portland. Brady, who had raised $566,568 as of February 13, is well on her way to meeting that goal. By then, her competitors – Charlie Hales had raised $333,666 and Jefferson Smith, $220,113.

Feb 14 2012
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February 14, 2012 -- A new, weekly peer-facilitated support group, Women Survivors of Sexual Trauma, will hold its first meeting Wednesday, March 7, and thereafter it will meet every Wednesday from 7-8:30 p.m. at Empowerment Initiatives, 3941 SE Hawthorne Blvd. in Portland.

Feb 14 2012
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Eastmoreland Neighborhood Association urges city officials to consider possible health effects

February 13, 2012 -- Residents in Portland's Eastmoreland and Concordia neighborhoods are still waiting to hear whether T-Mobile plans to build cell phone towers in their neighborhoods – and the cell provider itself is mum on the subject.

Feb 13 2012
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February 10, 2012 – The Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Foundation today announced the incoming officers and new and returning members of its Board of Directors for 2012.

Board officers:

  • Kelly J. Johnson, president. Johnson is executive vice president of wealth management at Umpqua Bank.

  • Dirk T. Davis, executive vice president. Davis is vice president, sales, Pacific Northwest at Unified Grocers.

Feb 10 2012
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February 10, 2012 -- As part of its annual grant initiative funding projects, The Kaiser Permanente Community Fund awarded more than $2 million in grant funds to aid 19 organizations that address the social determinants of health in Oregon and Southwest Washington. The Kaiser Permanente Community Fund is a philanthropic partnership between Kaiser Permanente Northwest and the Northwest Health Foundation.

Feb 10 2012
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Volunteer-based operation relying on staff of retired and active physicians

February 10, 2012 -- Volunteers in Medicine has started a new Clackamas County nonprofit that will launch, in Oregon City, the organization’s first free clinic for the region’s low-income uninsured adults.

“The need to provide primary and preventive care to uninsured Clackamas County residents is urgent,” said Jan Hochstatter, founding board member and chairwoman. “Up to this point, there has been no free health clinic to serve uninsured residents of Clackamas County.”

Feb 10 2012

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