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Good Shepherd Health Care System’s Board of Trustees announce next President & CEO

| Jul 28, 2020 | Oregon

On Friday, July 24, 2020, GSHCS Board of Trustees announced that Brian Sims, MBA, FACHE, has accepted the position as Good Shepherd Health Care System’s (GSHCS) next President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). “We are pleased to welcome Brian and his family to the Hermiston community. After a rigorous recruitment...[ Read More ]

Oregonians testify in support of Family Support and Family Networks during budget meeting

Emily Boerger | Jul 24, 2020 | Oregon

Oregon’s Joint Ways & Means Subcommittee on Human Services met Thursday to hear testimony on proposed budget cuts ahead of the Second Special Session planned for later this summer. During the meeting, 35 individuals offered feedback on the $180.3 million in human services cuts outlined in the state budget re-balance...[ Read More ]

OHA funds 173 community groups to support contact tracing, outreach, and other efforts to combat COVID-19

| Jul 24, 2020 | Oregon

[On Thursday], OHA announced the launch of a new program to fund work by Community Based Organizations (CBOs) to help respond to COVID-19 in culturally- and linguistically-responsive ways in communities across the state.     OHA will provide 173 CBOs with $9.4 million in CARES Act funds. The CBOs are...[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: "Low value" care report, Behavioral health policy, Key meetings

| Jul 15, 2020 | Oregon

Our Convening Panel met yesterday ahead of our 2020 Oregon State of Reform Virtual Health Policy Conference. This year's event will offer some unique tools customized to the State of Reform experience, where we hope to continue to foster the kind of content, networking, and conversations that play a central...[ Read More ]

Behavioral Health Advisory Group discuss policy option package

Emily Boerger | Jul 14, 2020 | Oregon

The Governor’s Behavioral Health Advisory Council (GBHAC) held a meeting on Monday to review and provide feedback on the council’s policy option package. The GBHAC, which was established in 2019, is charged with making recommendations to the governor and the legislature aimed at ensuring Oregonians have access to a full...[ Read More ]

New report evaluates low value care in Oregon’s health system

Emily Boerger | Jul 14, 2020 | Oregon

The Oregon Health Leadership Council (OHLC) and the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) on Monday released a report evaluating opportunities to reduce low value care in Oregon’s health system. Low value care, as defined in the report, are services that are duplicative, not evidence-based, not truly necessary, and provide little benefit...[ Read More ]

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