July 1, 2013 – Oregon Health & Science University's Board of Directors approved a budget last week that calls for an operating income of $60 million in fiscal year 2013, touting a financial strategy that will emphasize non-governmental sources of scientific research funding, continue a hiring
June 27, 2013 – While Oregon Health Plan patients often report difficulty finding providers who will treat them due to low reimbursement rates, a physician in Umatilla County has bucked the trend – opening a clinic that serves Medicaid patients exclusively.
June 20, 2013 – Supporters of a single-payer healthcare system may decide to put the issue before voters in 2016, depending on what members of the statewide coalition who were behind this year's failed single-payer bill in the Oregon Legislature decide at next week's annual meeting.
June 13, 2013 – Billing issues, provider rudeness and access to primary care – particularly for people living with chronic pain – top the list of complaints that Oregon Health Plan patients have with providers and the plan itself, said Ellen Pinney, patient ombudsperson for the Oregon Health Auth
June 5, 2013 – A topic often overlooked – self-care for women dealing with mental health issues – was the theme of a lecture held recently at McMenamin's Kennedy School in northeast Portland.
May 30, 2013 -- Pamela Martin, PhD, stepped into her new role as director of Oregon's Addictions and Mental Health Division at the beginning of May, and she's still getting her bearings in Oregon after spending 35 years in the mental health field in New Mexico.
May 31, 2013 – After Hurricane Katrina and the other hurricanes that hit the Gulf Coast and overwhelmed that region's out-of-date infrastructure in 2005, Dr. Jill Ginsberg – then a family provider at Kaiser Permanente in Portland – felt overwhelmed.
May 10, 2013 – Ten years ago, Leah Hall was using intravenous drugs every day, and turned to crime to support herself and her daughter, who was then just one year old. Eventually, Hall went to jail and her daughter went into foster care, and she called her daughter's paternal grandmother and said she wanted to go into treatment.