A spokeswoman said this was the first time since January that employees didn't have to work overtime to staff all shifts because 24 managers and employees volunteered to work.
Oregon State Hospital leaders have still received no response on deploying the National Guard to aid with a staffing crisis, but the Oregon Office of Emergency Management is seeking civilians to help.
Activating the National Guard was the final step in a five-stage crisis staffing plan hospital administrators developed last fall after a COVID outbreak on the hospital campus left more employees unable to work.
A Salem Reporter investigation finds that Oregon is poised to spend millions more on top of the $200 million already spent on addiction treatment even though officials aren't sure what becomes of people once they leave treatment or whether the treatment works.
A new study illustrate the challenges of trying to slow the spread of the virus as cases continue to climb in the state.
SALEM – Oregon schools will remain closed through the end of April, extending by a month the original closure ordered last week by Gov. Kate Brown.
A 70-year-old veteran died Saturday at a Portland hospital from COVID-19, the first known fatality in Oregon as the number of people testing positive for the disease continues to increase.
The sound system crackled to life in the busiest emergency room in the Northwest.
“Code blue, three minutes, room seven,” came the announcement.
An ambulance was about to arrive at Salem Hospital just after 8 a.m. in late December.
Nearly a year ago, an email landed in Craig Pope’s inbox that would quietly destabilize the order that oversaw health care for about 100,000 people in the mid-Willamette Valley.