OHSU faulted for not helping graduate become doctor

The woman went into the restroom of Legacy Emanuel Medical Center a few weeks ago and cried.

She was due back at her $11-per-hour job as a medical scribe, a note-taking shadow of the doctor that she could have been. But she  needed a few minutes to compose herself after an outright rejection from  the director of internal medicine for a chance to apply for his residency  program.

OHSU Partners welcomes chief financial officer

SALEM, Ore.–OHSU Partners has named Scott Johnson as the organization's new chief financial officer. Johnson is a versatile senior leader and finance professional with significant experience in the health care industry, including health care reform. He will begin his new role in September.

Oregon's new birth control law increases access, but more still to be done

Viewpoint in JAMA highlights remaining barriers to birth control access in Oregon, with nationwide implications

PORTLAND, Ore.– Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University, University of Minnesota School of Public Health and George Mason University applaud Oregon's new birth control law which allows women age 18 or older to obtain some methods of hormonal contraception directly from pharmacies, w

First meeting of Early Learning Council and Oregon Health Policy Board shows “unprecedented” shared goals, agreement on tactics

Children and families who need support to get better health and early learning outcomes will get it more often and earlier, according to a draft proposal for a joint commitment. Now the two bodies must figure out the tactics to deliver on big goals.

At the first-ever joint meeting of the two bodies, the OHPB and Early Learning Council outlined a draft plan to work together on their shared goals.

Moda’s Financial Downfall Began Months Ago

Now the partnership between OHSU and Moda could be at stake.

Moda Health’s spiral downward began long before the Oregon Insurance Division stepped into the picture earlier this week. The insurer actually started showing signs of distress last summer with mounting claims and few dollars to pay providers.

“Everyone was wondering when the Insurance Division was going to do something; these guys didn’t have any capital left. What’s going on now could close them down,” a confidential source told The Lund Report.


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