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Oregon study finds 1% of population has COVID-19 antibodies

Haley Donwerth | Aug 18, 2020 | Oregon

Washington, Colorado, Nevada and Oregon announce coordination on telehealth

| Aug 6, 2020 | Colorado, Oregon, Washington

Building on a previous announcement regarding COVID re-opening, Gov. Jay Inslee joined Colorado Gov. Jared Polis, Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak and Oregon Gov. Kate Brown to announce that their states will be working together on telehealth issues.     Joint statement from the states: The coronavirus pandemic has heightened the demand...[ Read More ]

Governor Kate Brown appoints Linda Roman as Health Policy Advisor

| Aug 5, 2020 | Oregon

Governor Kate Brown today announced the appointment of Linda Roman as Health Policy Advisor, effective immediately. In this role, Roman will be a key member of the Governor’s pandemic response team, oversee health-related policy and budget issues, and provide oversight of the Oregon Health Authority, Department of Consumer & Business Services'...[ Read More ]

COVID update: Oregon sees first drop in COVID positivity rate since May, but reports record 14 deaths in a single day

Emily Boerger | Jul 28, 2020 | Oregon

Data from the Oregon Health Authority’s weekly testing summary report indicates the first drop in percent positivity for COVID-19 tests since the end of May. OHA reported 38,179 COVID test results for the week of July 19-25. Of that, 4.8% of tests were positive.     During the week of...[ Read More ]

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 ]

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