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ONA recommends "bold action" to tackle workforce shortages for after Oct. 18 COVID vaccine deadline

| Oct 7, 2021 | Oregon

The Oregon Nurses Association (ONA) held a press conference on Thursday to discuss their suggestions to address the nurse workforce crisis after the Oct. 18 health care worker COVID-19 vaccination deadline. ONA highlights two specific areas in need of “bold action” — efforts to retain nursing staff and nurse education...[ Read More ]

Q2 2021 report indicates increasing revenue, expenses, and utilization for Oregon hospitals

| Oct 6, 2021 | Oregon

Apprise Health Insights, a subsidiary of the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems (OAHHS), released their Q2 2021 Utilization & Financial Analysis last Thursday, outlining hospital finances and capacity in the second quarter of 2021 and current trends in Oregon. The data shows improved median operating and total margins,...[ Read More ]

OHSU receives $6.9 million to expand research on workplace safety and wellness

| Sep 30, 2021 | Oregon

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) awarded $6.9 million to the Oregon Healthy Workforce Center (OHWC) at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU). This grant renews a five year grant program for Oregon’s version of a Center of Excellence which started in 2011. OHWC aims to expand...[ Read More ]

National Guard and contracted health workers are "phenomenal" at assisting Oregon hospitals

| Sep 29, 2021 | Oregon

On Aug. 13, Gov. Kate Brown announced the deployment of the National Guard to hospitals across Oregon to assist frontline health care professionals in the midst of a COVID-19 surge and staffing shortage. Shortly after, she announced a deal with medical staffing agencies to supply contract nurses to Oregon hospitals. ...[ Read More ]

The Detailed Agenda for the 2021 Oregon State of Reform Health Policy Conference is now available!

Kaylor Erickson | Sep 29, 2021 | Oregon

The full Detailed Agenda for the 2021 Oregon State of Reform Health Policy Conference on October 26th is now available! We have carefully crafted these panel topics after a long process of stakeholder engagement that has helped us zero in on the health care policy topics most important and relevant...[ Read More ]

OHSU study found patients with opioid use disorder die at rates similar to heart attacks after discharge

| Sep 22, 2021 | Oregon

A recent study conducted by Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) found that hospitalized patients with opioid use disorder (OUD) died at similar rates as those who were hospitalized for heart attacks 12 months after discharge. Researchers said hospitals should have universally accepted standards and practices to treat OUD.   ...[ Read More ]

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