Image Rachael Banks, who served as public health director for the state of Oregon for three years, was appointed in September 2023 to head the Multnomah County Health Department. The position requires board confirmation. | COURTESY MULTNOMAH COUNTY State Public Health Director Rachael Banks leaving for a top job at Multnomah County After three years at the Oregon Health Authority, Banks will return to the county to head its health department, if confirmed. Sep 25 Premium Image PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center University District in Eugene, Ore. | COURTESY OF PEACEHEALTH Kotek urges PeaceHealth to delay Eugene emergency department closure for 9 months In a meeting with executives, Kotek offered collaboration and a new look at some rates in return for more time; Spokesperson says system will "continue discussions" on ED closure date Sep 22 Premium Image SHUTTERSTOCK State accuses local pharmacy owner of pocketing money under HIV program A lawsuit from the state centers on a complicated federal program that helps low-income people access HIV treatments Sep 21 Premium Image FERNANDO ZHIMINAICELA/PIXABAY Concerned about your OB-GYN visit? A guide to what should happen — and what shouldn’t. Experts answer key questions that could help others interpret what is normal, and what’s not, during a visit to the OB-GYN Sep 21 Image An inmate at Men’s Central Jail in Los Angeles holds his covid vaccine immunization card after getting a first dose in 2021. | HEIDI DE MARCO/KFF HEALTH NEWS A new Covid booster is here. Will those at greatest risk get it? New COVID-19 booster vaccines are recommended for all — but many who need them most won’t get them Sep 21 Image Humira is made by the biomedical giant Abbvie; its logo is shown here on a billboard in Jakarta, Indonesia. | SHUTTERSTOCK Save billions or stick with Humira? Drug brokers steer Americans to the costly choice Challengers to Humira could save the health care system $9 billion and herald savings from the whole class of drugs Sep 21 Image Ray Anthony sits at their desk inside Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette's clinic on Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Portland on Sept. 15, 2023. | EMILY GREEN/THE LUND REPORT Gender-affirming care can be a ‘dice game;’ this navigator tries to improve the odds Nearly a year into the job, Ray Anthony sees hope and opportunities for improvement in a state that features some of the most protective laws in the nation Sep 21 Premium Image IULIIA BONDARENKO/PIXABAY As paid family leave claims rise in Washington, the wait for benefits gets longer The time to process an application could reach four months unless dozens more workers are hired, say administrators of the popular state program Sep 21 Image A Kaiser Permanente pharmacy. | LYNNE TERRY/THE LUND REPORT Kaiser pharmacy workers say they will strike Health system spokesperson says management is making contingency plans to offset work stoppage in Oregon, southwest Washington Sep 20 Image Oregon State Hospital in Salem. | BEN BOTKIN/THE LUND REPORT Feds say Oregon State Hospital was slow to address safety after dangerous patient escaped For the second time in two years, federal regulators have ordered the state hospital to take action to address unsafe conditions Sep 20 Premium Current page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 … Next page Next Page Last page Last » Image Newsletter Sign up for our health news updates.Sign Up Get Involved 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.