Alex Visser

Hospital Employees Seek Relief From Understaffing

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Nursing assistant Amanda Newman often ends her shifts at PeaceHealth’s Sacred Heart Medical Center in Springfield in tears after struggling to meet all of her patients needs each day because there’s not enough staff.

Lawmakers Aim To Fix Potentially Serious Language Problem With Medications

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For people who don’t read much English, following prescription labels can be a guessing game. Those who guess wrong can end up hurt by the medication that was supposed to help them. Even worse, they can end up hospitalized.

No Clear Path Toward Plugging Oregon’s Medicaid Gap, Senator Says

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The Legislature this year is considering a slew of health care bills that span everything from prescriptions drugs to mental health to long term care. One of the big items on the agenda is funding the Oregon Health Plan which serves nearly 1 million Oregonians.

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