Lynne Terry

Portland Faces New Measles Threat

For the second time this summer, Oregon health officials are trying to limit a potential outbreak.

Oregon health officials announced a new measles threat in the Portland area on Saturday. 

Briefly: Oregon Center for Public Policy Hires New Executive Director

Alejandro Queral, who moves into the position Aug. 30, impressed the search committee with his varies skills and commitment to collaboration.

 

The Oregon Center for Public Policy, a think tank in Southwest Portland, has hired a new executive director.

Alejandro Queral will take the reins Aug. 30, after leaving his current position as director of community investments for United Way Columbia-Willamette.

New Toolkit Aims to Stem Violence In Hospitals

A total of 170 nurses, nurses aides and other hospital staff in Oregon were injured between 2013 and 2015 in attacks, mostly by patients.

When it comes to workplace violence, hospital nurses, aides and other staff members are among the most vulnerable.

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.

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