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Taking Surprise Medical Bills To Court

Joaquin Lopez had emergency gallbladder surgery after rushing to an ER last year. He has been haggling with Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis over what he owes ever since.

PeaceHealth Buys ZoomCare For Undisclosed Amount

PeaceHealth, the Vancouver-based health care system with hospitals across the Northwest, announced on Tuesday that it is buying ZoomCare, a chain of neighborhood clinics that’s spread from Tigard to Seattle and Salem in just over a decade.

Experts Begin Review Of OHSU's Collapsed Heart Transplant Program And Cardiology Institute

Three months after the heart transplant unit imploded, four outside specialists are launching what's called a "peer review," a confidential process that will look at what when went wrong in the unit and the Knight Cardiovascular Institute and make recommendations on how to move forward.

When its heart transplant program imploded in August, Oregon Health & Science University promised a peer review to get to the root of the problems that led to the de

Gov. Brown Budget Proposal Targets Health, Housing

The governor's budget includes $722 million in revenues -- including raising the tobacco tax and increasing taxes on hospitals and insurers -- to plug the $830 million funding gap in Medicaid and ensure health care has stable funding over the next six years.

Gov. Kate Brown unveiled a $23.6 billion budget proposal Wednesday that plugs holes in state health funding, seeks to gain ground in an ongoing housing crisis, expands access to voting and sets aside millions for challenging the policies of President Donald Trump.

Briefly: OHSU Students Hold Free One-Day Clinic

The event will take place at Pioneer Courthouse Square between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday.

Oregon Health & Science University students are holding a one-day free clinic for local residents who need basic medical, dental or vision exams.

Unity Center for Behavioral Health Keeps Federal Certification

Federal officials told The Lund Report they will continue to fund Portland’s psychiatric crisis center after patient deaths and safety hazards sparked a months-long investigation and whistleblower complaint.

The Unity Center for Behavioral Health will not lose its federal certification and funding, federal officials said Thursday, one day after the center’s deadline to meet safety standards.

State Asks For $2.7 Million To Expand Oregon State Hospital Capacity

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Oregon Health Authority Director Patrick Allen said the state needs to accommodate the number of accused criminals who need treatment before being tried.

Oregon State Hospital facilities are so crowded that state health officials have asked for $2.7 million in emergency funds to accommodate all of the patients they need to treat.

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