Image ALEX MECL ON UNSPLASH Hit by Higher Prices for Gear, Doctors and Dentists Want Insurers to Pay Physicians and dentists say insurance companies are flush with cash after collecting premiums during the pandemic but paying fewer claims than usual and so they should pay for supplies. May 5, 2021 Image Fake 3M masks have flooded into the United States from China./Courtesy of U.S. Customs and Border Protection Health Workers and Hospitals Grapple With Millions of Counterfeit N95 Masks Copies of the N95 masks, which are prized for their ability to filter out 95% of particles, have flooded the country, including 1.9 million that were distributed to 40 hospitals in Washington state. Feb 11, 2021 Image Health care workers at Providence Health wearing 3D printed face shields manufactured and donated by local makers. | COURTESY OF MAKERFORCE/PORTLAND 3D PRINTING LAB Oregon's Tracking Of Hospital Safety Equipment Rife With Holes May 22, 2020 Image Health care workers at Providence Health wearing 3D printed face shields manufactured and donated by local makers. | COURTESY OF MAKERFORCE/PORTLAND 3D PRINTING LAB Portland Area 3D Print Makers Form PPE ‘Emergency Response’ Apr 22, 2020 Image JING DIPIERO FOUNDED DPM MANAGEMENT IN 2014./COURTESY OF JING DIPIERO Portland-Area Company With Contacts In China Hopes To Help Oregon With Protective Gear A medical-training company based in Hillsboro is hoping to use its extensive connections with Chinese manufacturers to boost Oregon’s supply of face masks and other personal protective equipment. Apr 17, 2020 Image MIKA BAUMEISTER/UNSPLASH Oregon Health Care Workers Warn About Dwindling Supplies Health care workers across Oregon are pleading for help boosting the state’s supply of personal protective equipment to help them fight the coronavirus pandemic. Mar 30, 2020 OHSU, Kaiser, Providence, Legacy Have Infected Staff Four hospital systems in the Portland area have employees infected with COVID-19, including Oregon Health & Science University, where the number remains small but is edging up as more test results come in. Mar 30, 2020 Subscribe to ppe Newsletter Sign up for our health news updates. Email Address Get Involved COVERING MEASURE 110Help us investigate the implementation of Oregon’s Drug Addiction Treatment and Recovery Act.SHARE YOUR PERSPECTIVEWhether you work within the health system or experience it as a patient, we want to hear from you.NEWS TIPSSecurely submit an anonymous news tip or confidential document.DONATESupport our journalism by making a tax-deductible gift.