The Oregon Health Authority will pay coordinated care organizations 4.2 percent more for Medicaid patients in 2019 than in 2018, missing its goal of keeping cost increases to 3.4 percent or less.
When it comes to health care, gubernatorial candidate Knute Buehler is not your average Republican lawmaker.
Hazardous conditions, inadequate patient oversight and negligence at the Unity Center for Behavioral Health enabled the suicide of at least one patient, an inspection report found.
Carrie Steinseifer Bates won three Olympic gold medals for swimming in 1984.
But in January 2012, the Tualatin resident wanted to die.
Multnomah County suspended two managers after an internal investigation raised concerns about how it handled complaints about abuse and neglect at the Unity Center for Behavioral Health in Northeast Portland.
Greg Monaco worked with people experiencing psychotic episodes as a pre-commitment investigator for 30 years.
But when the Unity Center for Behavioral Health opened in Northeast Portland in February 2017, Monaco was shocked by the fear among staff and state of the patients.
Portland hospitals have stepped up to treat patients experiencing mental health crises amid the decision by the area's only psychiatric emergency hospital to turn most patients away.