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Family Sues OHSU After Baby's Death, Claiming Negligence

The three-month-old died after surgery for a congenital heart defect and being taken off a ventilator in the pediatric intensive care unit.

The family of a baby with a congenital heart defect who died after treatment is suing Oregon Health & Science University for negligence.

The complaint, filed in Multnomah County Circuit Court, seeks $8 million in damages.

Obesity Rates Increase Nationwide

Maps from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show relatively high rates among some populations in the Northwest, especially among African Americans and Hispanics.

Americans are fatter than ever. 

Obesity rates for 2017 released Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that all but two states have obesity rates between 25 percent and 29 percent. That includes Oregon and Washington.

Oregon's Uninsured Rate Stagnates

Many without insurance qualify for Medicaid and up to one-half of those with insurance are not fully covered because their deductibles or expenses are too high.

The percentage of Oregonians without health insurance has stagnated in the past two years, new data show.

Moda Strikes Deal For $155 Million

Delta Dental of California will invest in Moda, putting the Oregon-based insurer on a solid financial foundation and opening up new markets.

Delta Dental of California is investing $155 million in Moda, putting the Oregon-based insurer on solid financial footing.

Lawsuit Blasts OHSU's Cardiology Department For Discrimination, Unsafe Practices

Dr. Rupa Bala, a cardiac specialist ended up leaving rather than being fired, according to the suit. It coincides with the collapse of the heart transplant program at OHSU.

The cardiology department of Oregon Health & Science University faces a discrimination lawsuit that outlines substandard medical procedures and unsafe practices during cardiac procedures.

CEO of Oregon's Largest Medicaid Organization Resigns

Health Share said Janet Meyer will leave Sept. 4. She'll be replaced by Maggie Bennington-Davis, the organization's chief medical officer, while a national search is underway.

The CEO of Health Share, Oregon's largest Medicaid provider, has resigned.

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