Office of Gov. John Kitzhaber

Governor Kitzhaber Announces Agreement Between Hospitals and SEIU to Engage Frontline Workers and Improve Care

SEIU agrees not to pursue health care related ballot measures in 2014

Today Governor Kitzhaber announced that Legacy Health, Providence Health & Services, OHSU, PeaceHealth, Kaiser Permanente NW, and the Oregon Nurses Association have agreed to meet with SEIU and the Governor’s Office to accelerate progress toward the health care “Triple Aim”: 

Governor Kitzhaber Announces Staffing Changes

Mike Bonetto to Become Chief of Staff January 1; Curtis Robinhold, Tim Raphael Moving On
Mike Bonetto, Governor Kitzhaber’s Health Policy Advisor, will become the Governor’s Chief of Staff on January 1, 2014. He replaces Curtis Robinhold who will join the Port of Portland as Deputy Executive Director.

Senate Bill 483 Signed by Governor

March 18, 2013 -- This morning, Governor Kitzhaber signed Senate Bill 483—a landmark piece of legislation that establishes a voluntary program to give healthcare providers a structured approach to notification, discussion, and mediation of serious adverse events. The Oregon Patient Safety Commis


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