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Carbon Tax Fight Looms Over Health Care Bills In Upcoming Session

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Oregon’s legislative leaders aren’t expecting health care to be the wedge issue that divides lawmakers this session.

Rejected Once, Pennsylvania Corporation Files New Bid For Oregon Psychiatric Hospital

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Three years after failing to win state approval to build a 100-bed psychiatric hospital in Wilsonville, a multinational health care giant is trying anew, arguing that the mental health care crisis in Oregon has only worsened since its first application was rejected.

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.

New Lawsuit Filed Against Unity Center Amid Safety Complaints

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A longtime mental health therapist for Legacy Health has filed a lawsuit against his employer, accusing managers of retaliating against him for repeatedly complaining about patient and staff safety at the Unity Center for Behavioral Health in Portland.

Audit Blasts Multnomah County’s Handling Of Millions Of Taxpayer Dollars For Mentally Ill

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Multnomah County has failed hundreds of patients who suffer from severe mental illness like schizophrenia or bipolar disorder by not providing them with taxpayer-funded services, a county audit said Wednesday.

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.

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