Image Vaccine syringes at Oregon Health & Science University./Fritz Lietke/OHSU Delicate Covid Vaccines Slow Rollout — Leading to Shots Given Out of Turn or, Worse, Wasted The vaccines have a short shelf life, which forces clinicians to anticipate the exact number of doses they’ll need each day. If they don’t get it right, doses may go to waste. Jan 14, 2021 Image RURAL OREGON BY SHUTTERSTOCK More Oregon Counties Deemed 'Extreme Risk' Of COVID-19 Spread Jan 13, 2021 Providence Portland Closes Hospital Unity After COVID-19 Outbreak The outbreak, infecting 49 staff members and patients, started Dec. 20 in a unit that treats patients who need ongoing, intense care for a stroke or brain injury, for example. Jan 8, 2021 Image SHUTTERSTOCK Vaccine Advisory Group Off to Slow Start The group of 27 members representing a large number of minority groups has until next month to advise the state on who should be next in line to be offered a vaccine. Jan 7, 2021 Image SHUTTERSTOCK Illinois Becomes First to Extend Health Coverage to Undocumented Seniors Amid a deadly virus outbreak that has hit Latino communities hard, Illinois decided to provide public health insurance to all low-income noncitizen seniors. Jan 7, 2021 Image SHUTTERSTOCK Many Health Plans Now Must Cover Full Cost of Expensive HIV Prevention Drugs Starting this month, most people with private insurance will no longer have to decide whether they can afford to protect themselves against HIV. Jan 6, 2021 Image Dr. Louis Picker talks to a colleague in his lab at OHSU before the pandemic./OHSU OHSU Lab Marks Milestone: Trial Of HIV Vaccine Launched The vaccine, the brainchild of Dr. Louis Picker and Dr. Klaus Frueh, has been two decades in the making as the scientists have toiled to come up with a drug to fight the tricky virus. Jan 6, 2021 Premium Image PEACEHEALTH COVID-19 Outbreak At PeaceHealth In Vancouver Still Under Investigation A top health official at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver said he doesn’t know how COVID-19 spread from one patient to another 29 people, including 18 additional patients. Jan 5, 2021 Image FRITZ LIEDTKE/OHSU Want A COVID-19 Vaccine? You Might Qualify, Depending On Where You Work Oregon’s vaccine rollout has been slow and inconsistent, with hospitals setting different policies on who to inoculate in the first round. Jan 5, 2021 Premium Image Oregon State Capitol in Salem. | RENAUDE HATSEDAKIS Bills Would Target Mergers Among Hospital Systems, Clinic Networks, Others The Oregon Health Authority wants the public to be able to weigh in on proposed mergers and acquisitions, a proposal that advocates support. Jan 5, 2021 Premium First page « First Previous page ‹ Previous Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Current page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 … Next page Next › Last page Last » Subscribe to health care Image 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.