Image SHUTTERSTOCK Using Both Meth And Opioids Drives Overdoses In Rural Oregon, Study Finds A study of rural drug users in 10 states found the combination fuels heightened overdose risk, but many programs are not equipped to treat people who are using both drugs. Aug 16, 2022 Premium Image AERIAL VIEW OF TILLAMOOK./AMOS MERON, CC BY-SA 3.0/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS Two Assisted-Living Closures In Tillamook County Mark Oregon’s First In 2022 Statewide, senior care facilities face critically short supply of qualified caregivers and exponential costs, an industry representative says. Jan 20, 2022 Premium Image ARLINGTON IN GILLIAM COUNTY./TEDDER/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS Firing Prompts Walk-Out At Ambulance Service In Central Oregon The volunteer crew serving Gilliam County temporarily quit when their boss was fired after a COVID-19 hospitalization. Nov 2, 2021 Premium Image Snapshot From Southern Oregon: ‘It's Hard To Deal With The Constant Denial’ A 14-year veteran of nursing says the worst part of the job is treating patients who deny they have COVID-19, even on their death bed. Aug 17, 2021 Premium Image PIXABAY Southern Oregon Mental Health Provider To Shutter Youth Residential Treatment Facility Kairos Northwest’s director blames the closure on financial pressures and another provider’s "highly unethical direct poaching” of its employees. Aug 16, 2021 Premium Image Malheur County. | SHUTTERSTOCK Some Rural Oregon Counties Hopeful Of Progress In Fighting Pandemic Leaders recommend masking but they’re not inclined to adopt restrictions to prevent COVID-19 infections: They say quiet persuasion works best. Jul 29, 2021 Premium Image SHUTTERSTOCK Oregon Lawmakers Consider Extending Tax Credits For Rural Providers Rural providers receive $3,000 to $5,000 in income tax credits annually through the incentive program which is due to sunset in 2022. Mar 22, 2021 Premium Image St. Charles Health System in Bend. | COURTESY PHOTO Medical Techs Strike At St. Charles Hospitals In Central Oregon The nonprofit system warns that the strike by the 150-member work group “threatens public health and safety of the community,” but fails to persuade a federal judge to bar the walkout. Mar 3, 2021 Premium Image St. Charles Health System in Bend. | COURTESY PHOTO Central Oregon Runs Out Of Hospital ICU Beds For the first time since the pandemic began, one of Oregon’s health care regions had patients in all of its intensive care beds for a day. Dec 16, 2020 Premium Image Malheur County. | SHUTTERSTOCK Rural Oregon Counties Hit Hardest By COVID-19 Malheur, Umatilla and Morrow counties, where people often can’t work at home, have the highest case rates per capita in Oregon. Nov 24, 2020 Premium First page « First Previous page ‹ Previous Page 1 Current page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Next page Next › Last page Last » Subscribe to Rural Health Measure 110 in Malheur County Image South Oregon Street in downtown Ontario, Ore., Oct. 13, 2022. | EMILY GREEN/THE LUND REPORT We visited treatment and recovery service providers in Ontario to see how Oregon's drug decriminalization law was playing out. Read More 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.