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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.

OHSU Plans to Create First Children's Hospital in One Location

Right now Legacy Emanuel offers similar services on its campus and has for many years.

OHSU has announced its expansion of Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, making it the  “the first children’s hospital in the Pacific Northwest … . to offer comprehensive obstetric, neonatal and developmental medicine services in one location,” 

Governor’s Office Has No Authority over Bonuses Paid to OHSU Execs

Les Ruark, who brought forward the issue, would like the state’s Higher Education Coordinating Council, to have a seat on OHSU’s board.

The bonuses paid to OHSU’s top-paying executives including President Joe Robertson are not the purview of Governor Brown’s office. Those decisions rest with the Oregon Health & Science University board, which is appointed by the Governor.

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