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Laura Lundberg | Sep 16, 2019 | Oregon

DOJ Investigating Providence St. Joseph’s Swedish Health Services

Emily Boerger | Sep 5, 2019 | Alaska, California, Oregon, Washington

UO, OHSU receive $10.1 million grant to research opioid epidemic

Emily Boerger | Aug 28, 2019 | Oregon

The National Institute on Drug Abuse at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded a $10.1 million grant to the University of Oregon (UO) and Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) to address the opioid epidemic in Oregon. According to the UO, the grant will be used to fund an...[ Read More ]

Oregon ends nearly 50-year participation in federal Title X program in response to Trump administration gag rule

| Aug 27, 2019 | Oregon

After the Oregon Health Authority declined to use federal dollars in the wake of new Trump administration rules that prevent health practitioners from discussing abortion with their patients, the federal Department of Health and Human Services directed Oregon to give up its Title X grant or face grant termination. In...[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: Kitzhaber, Hultberg, Prov/CareOR deal

| Aug 22, 2019 | Oregon

It's been a transformational last few weeks for Oregon health care. From personnel changes to organizational shifts, we cover some of that below - and we don't even touch on the clash between Centene and Portland-area hospitals...   With help from Emily Boerger     1. “Don Quixote” goes to...[ Read More ]

Four observations on the Providence-CareOregon deal

DJ Wilson | Aug 20, 2019 | Oregon

Today's news that CareOregon is joining the Providence community of health care organizations is big news.  It merges two of Oregon's most important players in health care, and further solidifies the relationship the two organizations have been building for some months. While this will take some time to fully shake...[ Read More ]

Providence Plan Partners and CareOregon Sign Letter of Intent to Affiliate and Serve Medicaid and Medicare Beneficiaries

| Aug 20, 2019 | Oregon, Washington

Providence Plan Partners (PPP) and CareOregon, two non-profit organizations, announced that they intend to enter into a formal partnership to strategically align operations and services to better serve the health and wellness of Oregon’s poor and vulnerable populations.     The partnership will combine the collective strengths of both organizations...[ Read More ]

Three things about Becky Hultberg, new CEO at OAHHS

DJ Wilson | Aug 15, 2019 | Oregon

The announcement that Becky Hultberg is taking over at OAHHS as its new CEO is big, positive news for Oregon. Hultberg is a well regarded player in health policy in Alaska, where she is one of - and perhaps the - most important public policy advocates on health policy. So,...[ Read More ]

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