Image James Schroeder, interim head of the Oregon Health Authority, says collaboration will be his priority. | NICK BUDNICK/THE LUND REPORT Q&A: James Schroeder begins as head of Oregon Health Authority Schroeder says that solutions in behavioral health and other problem areas will flow from improved communication, collaboration. Jan 12 Premium Image Ebony Clarke, health director for Multnomah County, is moving to the state of Oregon to head its behavioral health division. | COURTESY MULTNOMAH COUNTY Q&A: Ebony Clarke to lead state behavioral health division, a Kotek priority Multnomah County official is moving to the Oregon Health Authority to lead the beleaguered state behavioral health division. Jan 6 Premium Image SHUTTERSTOCK Rogue Regional in Medford declares crisis standards of care One nurse called situation at Rogue Regional "the worst I've ever seen it." Dec 31, 2022 Premium Image Patrick Allen. | COPYRIGHTED IMAGE REPRINTED WITH PERMISSION FROM THE PORTLAND TRIBUNE Oregon Health Authority Director Patrick Allen takes New Mexico job The outgoing Oregon agency director will head the New Mexico Department of Health. Dec 30, 2022 Premium Image CareOregon. | COURTESY OF CAREOREGON CareOregon to combine with California-based health care nonprofit Leaders of the combined entity say concerns are unfounded as they aim to use pooled purchasing power to boost services and fend off larger for-profit competitors. Dec 14, 2022 Premium Image James Schroeder. | COURTESY OF HEALTH SHARE OF OREGON Governor-elect Kotek names James Schroeder to head Oregon Health Authority Schroeder, CEO of the Portland region's Medicaid provider, Health Share of Oregon, has been named interim director of the Medicaid agency. Dec 13, 2022 Image Tina Kotek | COURTESY PHOTO Who Will Kotek Pick To Lead The Oregon Health Authority? As the governor-elect eyes potential candidates to direct the troubled agency, speculation abounds. Dec 6, 2022 Premium Image Salem Hospital | BEN BOTKIN/THE LUND REPORT Former Salem Health Official Claims Retaliation Dr. Jefferson Loa had glowing reviews until he began following up on concerns that some doctors were neglecting patient care. Nov 29, 2022 Premium Image Patrick Allen. | COPYRIGHTED IMAGE REPRINTED WITH PERMISSION FROM THE PORTLAND TRIBUNE Oregon Health Authority Director Patrick Allen Submits Resignation Allen, who steadied the agency after high-profile controversies, will step down Jan. 9, 2023. State Behavioral Health Director Steve Allen is also resigning. Nov 17, 2022 Premium Image SHUTTERSTOCK Oregon Voters Make Health Care A Right, Approve Measure 111 The new law, giving individuals the right to sue over health care adequacy, won by 23,000 votes. Nov 15, 2022 Premium First page « First Previous page ‹ Previous Page 1 Current page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Next page Next › Last page Last » Subscribe to Nick Budnick Newsletter Sign up for our health news updates. Email Address Get Involved COVERING MEASURE 110Help us investigate the implementation of Oregon’s Drug Addiction Treatment and Recovery Act.SHARE YOUR PERSPECTIVEWhether you work within the health system or experience it as a patient, we want to hear from you.NEWS TIPSSecurely submit an anonymous news tip or confidential document.DONATESupport our journalism by making a tax-deductible gift.