Courtney Sherwood

Zoom Officials: Federal Investigators Will Not Bring Charges

Though FBI officials questioned employees earlier this year, the U.S. Attorney’s Office has told Portland-based Zoom Management Inc. that it is closing its investigation.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office has closed its investigation into Zoom Management Inc.

Federal Inaction, Stonewalling Create Challenges for Oregon Health Coverage

State officials say they’re hopeful Congress will act before Children’s Health Insurance Program funds dry up, but there’s little hope for improvements to the federally run individual insurance marketplace.

Federal gridlock in Congress and the Trump administration’s efforts to undermine the Affordable Care have, together, put tens of thousands of Oregon children’s health coverage at risk and made it more difficult for adults to purchase insurance for themselves and their families, leaving state offi

OHSU President Affirms Commitment to Transgender Patients, as University Ends Financial Year on Upbeat Note

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The hospital performed more than 12 percent of U.S. gender-affirming surgeries in 2016, Joe Robertson told OHSU Board of Trustees. Now it has turned its attention to restrooms.

Oregon Health & Science University is doubling down on efforts to be welcoming for transgender patients, employees and students, both as a campus and a provider of medical services, OHSU President Joe Robertson said on Thursday.

PeaceHealth Reports Losses as Margins Tighten at Hospitals

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Two of the Catholic chain’s four Oregon hospitals were in the red in 2016, and the others made less than the year before.

One of Oregon’s largest healthcare players outside the metro area experienced a $67.3 million net loss in its 2016 fiscal year, as expenses climbed and revenue did not keep pace.

In Competitive Marion County, Salem, Santiam Hospitals See Higher Margins

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In this annual in-depth review of hospitals, Salem Health shows continued profits despite end to OHSU partnership, and Santiam sees margins climb – but also charity care expenses.

Marion County is a particularly competitive marketplace for Oregon Hospitals. In the state capital, Salem Health is a major player. Twelve miles away, Santiam seeks to compete. Legacy Silverton Hospital, profiled earlier by The Lund Report, is also part of the market.

Kickstarting the Conversation: Panelists Explore Obstacles to Providing Healthcare in Schools

Administrative rules, bureaucratic burdens and other obstacles mean Oregon is missing out on at least $40 million in healthcare reimbursements. At an Oregon Health Forum breakfast on Wednesday, policymakers and practitioners discussed solutions.

Millions of education dollars are being spent delivering healthcare in Oregon classrooms – but schools can’t bill private insurance when their nurses and staff administer insulin to a student or work with a child’s complex medical needs.

Hospitals in Depth: Adventist, Tuality Rely on Partnerships as they Navigate Politically Confused Times

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Tuality Heath’s financial loss was $233,771 in the most recent fiscal year, while Adventist shows improvement after loss.

Editor's note: This story was initially published with 2015 financial data from Adventist's tax filings to the IRS.

Lori Coyner Out as Oregon Medicaid Director

Coyner left voluntarily, the Oregon Health Authority says. Her departure after a year and a half in the job follows heavy criticism of the state’s Medicaid re-enrollment process.

A year and a half after being named Oregon’s state Medicaid director, Lori Coyner has left state government—leaving David Simnitt, who has been the Oregon Health Authority’s health policy director, to fill the role on an interim basis until a new Medicaid director is hired.

Oregon’s Congressional Delegation Reacts Along Party Lines to Latest ‘TrumpCare’ Plan

Revisions of the Better Care Reconciliation Act, released Thursday, drew condemnations from the state’s two senators, both Democrats, and from the four Democratic representatives.

Oregon’s congressional delegation has reacted along predictable party lines to the latest Republican-drafted attempt to overhaul the Affordable Care Act, released Thursday, with the state’s two Democratic senators and four Democratic representatives denouncing the bill, as Republican Rep.

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