Christopher Heun

OHSU requests $77.3 million from state general fund

Operating income fell $10 million during the past six months but still on target to match levels of recent years, according to results presented at board of directors meeting.

When the state legislative assembly convenes Monday for its 2015 session, don’t expect the Oregon Health & Science University to make any waves.

Water births gaining popularity, despite safety debate

Portland couple files $35 million lawsuit against Legacy, claims negligence during 2011 water birth of their son

When Augstine Colebrook, a certified professional midwife, was starting up a new independent clinic, she was surprised to discover that alternative birthing options had gone mainstream.

Transformation 2.0: modernizing public health

Rep. Greenlick to introduce bill to begin decade-long upgrade to Oregon’s public health system. Cash-starved rural counties following different paths to fulfilling those services.

As more and more counties across Oregon contemplate relinquishing their public health responsibilities either to the state or local coordinated care organizations, Rep. Mitch Greenlick plans to introduce a bill next month to begin a decade-long process to modernize the state’s public health system.

CCO’s keep up their balancing act

Latest OHA report on key performance metrics says that growth in spending remains in check as Medicaid rolls climb to nearly 1 million across Oregon. Toughest problems still hard to change.

Oregon’s coordinated care organizations continue to manage a delicate balance: keeping costs down at the same time they are providing coverage to more and more Medicaid patients as a result of the Affordable Care Act.

Veterans Affairs to investigate death in Klamath County

Veteran who served in Korea died in November after waiting for three days for life-saving procedure. “Breakdowns in the system all over the place.”

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is conducting an investigation into the death of a Klamath County man who died last November after waiting for three days for the agency to authorize a procedure that could have saved his life.

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