Report shows staffing levels, burnout, and rising healthcare costs are primary concerns for Pacific Northwest health professionals
Shane Ersland | Jun 8, 2023 | Oregon, Washington
Project Access NOW, a nonprofit that works with Oregon’s coordinated care organizations and health systems, is focused on supporting legislation that would improve access to healthcare and social services for the state’s underserved patients. In this Q&A, CEO Carly Hood-Ronick discusses the legislation the organization is advocating for, which includes
Adventist Health System will acquire Mid-Columbia Medical Center (MCMC) following approval of the transaction from the Oregon Health Authority’s (OHA) Health Care Market Oversight (HCMO) program on Thursday. OHA reviews proposed healthcare business deals through the HCMO program to ensure they support statewide goals related to cost, equity,
Laura McKeane is the director of oral health services at the coordinated care organization AllCare Health, and also chairs Oregon's Health Care Workforce Committee. At our recent 2022 Oregon State or Reform conference, McKeane discussed what needs to be done to address the state's ongoing workforce shortage. She wants to
Emily Henke, executive director of the Oregon Public Health Institute, told us during our recent Oregon State of Reform conference that her number one priority—like many in the healthcare sector—is supporting the workforce. "I want to redefine who the workforce is in healthcare. I want that to be about function.
Oregon’s Health Care Market Oversight (HCMO) program has only been operating for a little over a year, but it has reviewed several important transactions in that time, and a new report discusses what other states can learn from its efforts to monitor industry consolidation. The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reviews
A Portland nonprofit organization has been rapidly using its supplies of Narcan to treat locals suffering from drug overdoses lately, and needs more access to the drug. Some relief could be on the way through state legislative proposals, as well as a recent ruling from the US Food and Drug