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Dispatch from Seattle v4: On working to acceptance of the "new normal"

DJ Wilson | Mar 24, 2020 | Alaska, California, Federal, Hawaii, Oregon

Dispatch from Seattle v2: On closing schools

DJ Wilson | Mar 17, 2020 | Alaska, California, Federal, Hawaii, Oregon

5 Things Oregon: COVID-19, Sen. James Manning, Health impacts of climate change

| Mar 16, 2020 | Oregon

From our coverage below, you'll see Portland is about two weeks behind Seattle. And, as Seattle tracks Italy, by about 2 weeks, that means Oregon is about four weeks behind what could be a new epicenter in the disease spread. I know closing restaurants and staying home can be agitating,...[ Read More ]

John Kitzhaber: "The Coronavirus in Oregon"

| Mar 16, 2020 | Oregon

This is a true emergency. It is imperative that we move beyond a public health response (as important as that is) to an Emergency Response. In addition to the important efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus, Oregonians need to feel certain that the state’s health care system is...[ Read More ]

Providence discusses lessons learned in tackling COVID-19

Emily Boerger | Mar 11, 2020 | Alaska, California, Oregon, Washington

Dr. Amy Compton-Phillips, Executive Vice President & Chief Clinical Officer at Providence St. Joseph Health, shared the health system’s experience handling the COVID-19 outbreak in Washington State during a HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society) webinar on Wednesday morning. Compton-Phillips discussed preparation strategies, technological tools, and lessons learned in...[ Read More ]

Dispatch from Seattle, v1

DJ Wilson | Mar 11, 2020 | Alaska, California, Federal, Hawaii, Oregon

State of Reform now covers health policy in nine states. We host events in 13 markets, and have a significant federal beat we cover, too. That means our team is in a lot of places, and we engage in quite a bit of travel. But, we're actually based in the...[ Read More ]

Health, government officials respond to growing COVID-19 outbreak

Madeline Shannon | Mar 10, 2020 | Oregon

Oregon Health Authority announced Tuesday that health officials in Multnomah County confirmed the county’s first case of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. A press release from OHA said the state’s total COVID-19 cases now total 15 cases spread across seven counties.  Oregon Public Broadcasting announced last week that there were...[ Read More ]

Blood supply hits emergency level due to Coronavirus concerns

| Mar 10, 2020 | Oregon, Washington

The Pacific Northwest’s blood supply is at risk of collapse in coming days. The accelerating number of blood drive cancellations due to the closure of schools, businesses, and events over coronavirus concerns has put nearly 60% of the community’s blood supply in jeopardy. With exponentially decreasing opportunities for the public...[ Read More ]

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