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Family Connects, offering home visits to new parents, keeps rolling out

| Sep 10, 2021 | Oregon

Oregon Health Authority is encouraging families with newborns to take advantage of the free, optional nurse home visiting program known as Family Connects Oregon, which continues its roll-out in communities statewide. Family Connects Oregon, which launched in February 2020 following the passage of Senate Bill 526 during the 2019 legislative...[ Read More ]

Q&A: OAHHS CEO discusses hospitals' dire workforce struggles, the delta surge, and long-term effects

| Sep 10, 2021 | Oregon

Becky Hultberg is the President and CEO of the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems (OAHHS) where she works with local and national government leaders to promote community health and continue improving Oregon’s innovative health care industry.  In this Q&A, Hultberg discusses how the workforce shortage affects hospitals, how...[ Read More ]

OCBH director outlines the effects of capacity and workforce shortages on behavioral health providers

| Sep 2, 2021 | Oregon

Oregon’s behavioral health system is struggling with capacity, workforce, and access concerns, according to Heather Jefferis, executive director of the Oregon Council for Behavioral Health (OCBH). While overdose deaths are continuously rising in Oregon, she says, behavioral health providers continue to lose qualified employees, which creates capacity difficulties.     ...[ Read More ]

State proposes approval for 60-bed Wilsonville psychiatric hospital

| Sep 1, 2021 | Oregon

Oregon Health Authority’s (OHA) Certificate of Need program is proposing to approve NEWCO Oregon Inc.’s certificate of need application for a 60-bed, free-standing psychiatric hospital to be located in Wilsonville. The proposed approval of NEWCO’s application is contingent upon the company meeting certain conditions. OHA determined that NEWCO has satisfied...[ Read More ]

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

Kaylor Erickson | Aug 31, 2021 | Oregon

The Topical Agenda for our 2021 Oregon State of Reform Health Policy Conference on October 26th is now live! State of Reform pulls together practitioners, thought leaders, and policy makers - each working to improve our health care system in their own way - into a unified conversation in a...[ Read More ]

Gov. Brown announces deal to send additional health care workers to hospitals statewide

| Aug 30, 2021 | Oregon

Governor Kate Brown announced a deal last week with medical staffing companies — Jogan Health Solutions and AMN Healthcare — to deploy around 560 travel health care professionals into hospitals statewide to address the influx of hospitalizations due to COVID-19 surges.      The state’s finalized contract with Jogan Health...[ Read More ]

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