Diane Lund-Muzikant

Top-Level Executives at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Lose Their Jobs

In the process, there’s been almost a complete turnover of the Oregon executive team.

Three top-level executives at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart are leaving the Catholic-affiliated organization, while another executive could get her walking papers soon, according to confidential sources.

No Decision yet on OHSU/Moda Arrangement

The two parties signed a letter of intent last November.

A year ago, Oregon Health & Science University signed a letter of intent with Moda Health to convert its $50 million surplus note into an equity position in the health insurer. In that letter, they said a decision would be made by the end of this year.

Governor Brown Releases Budget on Dec. 1

Cuts are anticipated given the state’s $1.5 billion shortfall next biennium.

When Gov. Kate Brown releases her budget for the 2017-19, investing in kids and lifting families out of poverty will be her top priority, according to a statement released earlier today.

Register Today for Our Dec. 15 Legislative Forum

Oregon Health Forum brings together legislators from both sides of the aisle and Governor Brown’s health policy advisor to discuss health policy bills likely to surface during the 2017 session.

With the defeat of the corporate tax measure, lawmakers will face more pressure to fund healthcare services with the Oregon Health Authority anticipating a $1 billion shortfall next biennium.

OMA Building Up for Sale

The Partners Group, one of its three owners, has outgrown its current space.

The Oregon Medical Association building in the Tigard Triangle has come onto the market, with Portland Colliers International as the listing agent.

PeaceHealth Labs May Be on the Market

The potential contenders include Lab Corps or Quest Diagnostics, both of which run international laboratory networks.

PeaceHealth Labs, formerly known as Oregon Medical Labs, could be on the chopping block. Rumors are circulating that the company is likely to be sold to Lab Corps or Quest Diagnostics.

Major Restructuring Likely at Providence St. Joseph Health

An announcement is forthcoming, according to confidential sources.

Barely four months ago Providence Health & Services and St. Joseph Health created a new not-for-profit health and social services system that became the parent organization for more than 100,000 caregivers across seven states known as Providence St, Joseph Health.

Corvallis, Ashland Cast Votes on Universal Healthcare System

Even though the vote is only advisory, advocates are hopeful it will create the incentive to bring about change.

Voters in Corvallis and Albany can cast a vote next Tuesday about whether Oregon should move toward a universal healthcare system.

The outcome is only advisory and doesn’t have the force of law, yet supporters are enthusiastic about its potential impact.

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