When Lynne Saxton accepted former Governor John Kitzhaber’s request to become the next administrator of the Oregon Health Authority, she realized the job would not come without its foibles.
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The Oregon House passed a bill Thursday that will require physicians working in hospital emergency rooms and other temporary settings to document every time they order a patient to be isolated because of a mental health crisis.
(Salem, OR) – Today, Governor Kate Brown has asked the Senate to confirm Lynne Saxton as the director of the Oregon Health Authority. The Senate is set to take up her name for confirmation on May 5, 2015.
What: Ribbon-cutting ceremony at Oregon State Hospital’s newly completed campus in Junction City
When: Saturday, March 7, 10 a.m.
Where: Oregon State Hospital, 29398 Recovery Way, Junction City
Until two days ago Lynne Saxton had been expected to be confirmed by the Oregon Senate as the new administrator of the Oregon Health Authority.
Then everything came to a crushing halt with the announcement by Senate President Peter Courtney.
The Oregon Health Policy Board will hold its monthly meeting March 3 in Portland. The meeting will be held at the OHSU Center for Health and Healing. The board will receive the director’s report as well as a legislative update.
The Oregon Nurses Association laid out its agenda to give teeth to hospital nurse staffing committees on Monday with Senate Bill 469, which gives the recommendations of these labor-management boards the force of law.
Portland-based coordinated care organization Health Share of Oregon is targeting what Bobby Martin calls an “extremely vulnerable, distinctly disadvantaged population” – foster children.
People who wish to participate in a state advisory council focused on behavioral health may soon not have to pick up the tab for travel to all those meetings in Salem under legislation proposed by Pam Martin, the director of the Oregon Health Authority’s Addictions and Mental Health Division.