Rep. Cedric Hayden, R-Roseburg and a dentist, spearheaded the plan during the February legislative session.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs plans to modernize health care facilities in Oregon and southwest Washington and shorten the time veterans in rural areas spend commuting for services.
Veterans would gain “some esteem and dignity” with better care, supporters say.
The decision was made after the death of four employees from COVID-19, including three who contracted the delta variant.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is conducting an investigation into the death of a Klamath County man who died last November after waiting for three days for the agency to authorize a procedure that could have saved his life.
May 9, 2012 -- FolkTime, a 26-year-old nonprofit providing community socialization for people with mental illness, has just signed a contract with Clackamas Behavioral Health to start providing peer support services – including job coaching, arts activities and support groups – to veterans with mental health challenges.