Lynne Terry

Unity Center for Behavioral Health Care Turns Patients Away

Only walk-ins are accepted while the Oregon Health Authority investigates the center, which has been plagued with problems since opening a year and a half ago.

The Unity Center for Behavioral Health, Portland's relatively new emergency center for psychiatric patients, is turning away patients.

Feds Resume $10 Billion Program for Health Insurers

A news release by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid said it would resume the program following a suspension announced earlier this month, which prompted anger from insurers.

The federal government has backtracked on its suspension of payments to health insurers.

Briefly: Portland philanthropist gives Legacy's Good Samaritan $5 million

Hank Swigert, a Portland philanthropist and former chairman of ESCO Corp. did not attach any strings to the gift, a record for Good Sam's foundation.

A philanthropist has awarded Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center in Northwest Portland $5 million.

Henry "Hank" Swigert, the former chairman of ESCO. Corp., a mining and industrial company, donated the money -- with no strings attached.

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