The CHH-South project with an ambulatory hospital of 15 operating rooms and 48 patient rooms is expected to cost $309 million, including $9 million allocated from the annual hospital capital budget. The Knight Cancer Research facilities total $200 million.
“People just can’t access care,” Kintz said. “I hope this (pilot) spreads statewide.”
The Milwaukie High School Health & Wellness Center operated by the nonprofit Outside In promises “real help right here” to let youth learn by improving their physical and emotional health.
“We’re grateful for these resources but it’s still a quarter of what the CDC [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] recommends for tobacco prevention,” said Luci Longoria, health promotion manager for the Oregon Health Authority’s Public Health Division.
Too often dental hygienists cannot practice using their full training and competencies, according to Mary Northridge, an associate professor with the Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion at the New York University College of Dentistry.
“The reason I became involved in Cuts and Checks,” said Derwin Cunningham, patient ambassador for North by Northeast Community Health Center’s new barbershop-based blood pressure screening program, “is my father,” who did not take his blood pressure medication, suffered a stroke and died.
OHSU operating income for the 2015 fiscal is $110 million, $40 million above budget and $15 million or 16 percent more than the prior year.
Oregon generally reserves restrictions on school attendance to failure to be vaccinated against diseases that put others at risk, said Paul Cieslak, manager of Oregon Public Health’s Acute & Communicable Disease program.
Public health is undergoing a massive change in Oregon after the Legislature passed its modernization bill in July.
Whatever the reasons, 94 percent of healthcare organizations faced a security breach in the past two years, said Dan Briley, managing director of Summit Security Group, losing on average 2,700 records. You can be HIPPA compliant, Briley said with “plenty of security holes.”