The announcement follows decisions by some hospital systems to require employee vaccinations against COVID-19 despite an Oregon law banning the practice.
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Prices also varied wildly from one hospital to another, which the state says underscores the importance of Oregon’s new cost-growth control program.
Tens of thousands of times a year, hospitals charge enormously expensive trauma alert fees for injuries so minor the patient is never admitted.
A federal appellate court ruled that the firing of a hospital employee violated the law, which could lead to a revision of policies barring workers from speaking publicly.
From Oregon to British Columbia, temperatures set new highs, reaching more than 120 degrees Fahrenheit in one British Columbian town.
Around 200 Oregonians have visited emergency departments or urgent care centers due to heat-related illness since the heat wave began Friday, according to data published by the Oregon Health Authority.
As the number of people who have had COVID grows, medical experts are trying to determine when it’s safe for them to have elective surgery.
Some of the nation's richest hospitals and health systems recorded hundreds of millions of dollars in surpluses last year after accepting the lion's share of federal health care bailout grants.