Image SHUTTERSTOCK Bounties And Bonuses Leave Small Hospitals Behind In Staffing Wars With no end to the staffing crisis in sight, hospitals have taken to enticing workers from other facilities to fulfill needs, using hefty bonuses. Feb 8, 2022 Image The University of Oregon's Lillis School of Business. | JOSHUA RAINEY PHOTOGRAPHY/SHUTTERSTOCK University of Oregon's COVID Support Program To Expand Statewide The Oregon Public Health Corps will contact trace and support people in isolation, and is hoped to reinvigorate the public health system. Feb 8, 2022 Image Salem Health clinical nurse Heather Gatchet says calling her mom before her morning shift at Salem Health hospital is part of her regular routine. /Kristyna Wentz-Graff / OPB At Oregon’s Salem Health, The Doctor Will See You Now — In The Hallway The omicron variant is less severe, but Oregon’s health system is as fragile as ever. Feb 3, 2022 Image DR. DEAN SIDELINGER, OREGON’S STATE EPIDEMIOLOGIST, AT A JAN. 28, 2022 PRESS CONFERENCE./YOUTUBE Omicron Cases Appear To Flatten As Demand For Hospital Beds Grows The state’s epidemiologist said Friday that the state will be filing permanent mask and vaccination rules in the next few weeks. Jan 29, 2022 Image COURTESY OF OREGON HEALTH & SCIENCE UNIVERSITY CDC Tells Pharmacies To Give 4th COVID Shots To Immunocompromised Patients After eligible people were being turned away from pharmacies, the health agency reiterated its recommendation. Jan 27, 2022 Image SHUTTERSTOCK Pharmacies Turn Away Immunocompromised Patients Seeking 4th COVID Shot Patients with weakened immune systems, who are at high risk from COVID-19, say pharmacies are turning them away when they seek additional vaccine doses recommended by federal health officials. Jan 25, 2022 Image A sign at Hillsboro Online Academy asks people entering the building to wear masks. / Elizabeth Miller / OPB Oregon Health Authority Hears More Testimony Against Extending Mask Mandates In two more hearings Monday, state officials heard criticism of a ‘permanent rule’ that they promise will be rescinded when pandemic conditions improve. Jan 25, 2022 Image Becky Hultberg, CEO of the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems, said Thursday hospitals are straining under state mandates/Zoom As Omicron Peak Nears, Hospitals Say Hundreds More Beds Should Be Vacant Oregon hospitals urge lawmakers to refrain from new mandates, saying they’re nearing capacity because they can’t discharge patients like they normally do. Jan 20, 2022 Image COVID-19 TESTS./HANNAH NORMAN/KAISER HEALTH NEWS Households Can Sign Up For Free COVID-19 Tests The Biden administration’s effort to distribute free COVID-19 tests nationwide was supposed to start Wednesday, but the government began taking orders on Tuesday. Jan 20, 2022 Image Covid-19 testing tents located across New York City./ELISABETH ROSENTHAL / KHN Officials Struggle To Regulate Pop-Up COVID Testing Sites — And Warn Patients To Beware Mobile COVID-19 testing tents and vans have sprouted on urban sidewalks and street curbs, sparking concerns about risks. Jan 20, 2022 First page « First Previous page ‹ Previous … Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Current page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 … Next page Next › Last page Last » Subscribe to covid Image Newsletter Sign up for our health news updates.Sign Up Get Involved 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.