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Oregon Faces Big Hurdle In Improving Mental Health Care: Staffing

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Oregon’s behavioral health and addiction services agencies are operating at a subpar level in part because low pay, high stress and other problems prompt workers to quit the field, leading to acute worker shortages, experts told the Oregon Health Policy Board this week.

Legacy Hires President For Unity Center

Legacy Health has hired a mental health expert with a business degree to oversee the Unity Center for Behavioral Health, Oregon’s only emergency psychiatric care facility.

Legacy Fights Unionization Thrust At Unity Center

Less than a month after registered nurses at the Unity Behavioral Health Center in Portland voted overwhelmingly to be represented by the Oregon Nurses Association labor union, the center’s administrators are trying to overturn the vote -- just as they said they would.

Oregon Vows To Improve Mental Health Care But Fails To Recruit Leader

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Amid widespread recognition that Oregon has a mental health problem, Gov. Kate Brown named behavioral health a top priority.

Oregon Legislators Detail Their Health Agenda for Upcoming Session

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A six-month legislative session kicks off in January, and policymakers plan to introduce robust health care legislation.

Oregon Mental Health Patients Are Left In Lurch By Medicaid System

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Oregon’s Medicaid providers struggle to meet the demand for mental health care. As a result, patients in distress have to wait weeks for care.

Heika Wilson controlled her bipolar disorder for years with medication and regular visits to a therapist. When her husband developed his 3D printing business, she was there to help.

Tiffany Steps Into Top Seat at Mid-Valley Behavioral Health Network

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A longtime advocate for mental health recovery, Tiffany said he hopes to continue the organization's legacy of community care

 

Scott Tiffany stepped into his new role as executive director of the Mid-Valley Behavioral Care Network in August with more than 16 years of behavioral care experience in Oregon, Idaho and Arizona – but he says he has big shoes to fill.

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