Christian Wihtol

Low-Key Salem Health Becomes Financial Powerhouse

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Salem Health’s latest expansion sounds ambitious: building a $235 million, seven-story, 150-bed tower at its centerpiece facility, Salem Hospital.

Rejected Once, Pennsylvania Corporation Files New Bid For Oregon Psychiatric Hospital

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Three years after failing to win state approval to build a 100-bed psychiatric hospital in Wilsonville, a multinational health care giant is trying anew, arguing that the mental health care crisis in Oregon has only worsened since its first application was rejected.

Audit: Multnomah County Primary Care Clinics Need To Fix Staffing Turnover

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Several primary care health clinics run by Multnomah County suffer from incessant turnover of medical staff tasked with intensive workloads set by management, the county auditor’s office concluded PDF icon

Psychiatric Hospital Battles Medicaid Powerhouses Over Patients

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A Pennsylvania-based Fortune 500 health care company is having a tough time elbowing its way into the Oregon market, judging by a lawsuit the company filed against five Oregon Medicaid insurers and its stymied attempt so far to build a psychiatric hospital in Wilsonville.

Oregon Faces Big Hurdle In Improving Mental Health Care: Staffing

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Oregon’s behavioral health and addiction services agencies are operating at a subpar level in part because low pay, high stress and other problems prompt workers to quit the field, leading to acute worker shortages, experts told the Oregon Health Policy Board this week.

Trillium Gets Hammered In Lane County - As Well As In Portland Area

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Trillium Community Health Plan is being hammered not only in the Portland-area market, where it’s been spurned by large provider groups. It is also being squeezed on its own turf in Lane County, where it has enjoyed a monopoly in the Medicaid market.

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