Almost 150 organizations joining the 2021 Oregon State of Reform Health Policy Conference
Matt Beuschlein | Oct 18, 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
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,
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
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.
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
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.