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Four observations on the Providence-CareOregon deal

DJ Wilson | Aug 20, 2019 | Oregon

Three things about Becky Hultberg, new CEO at OAHHS

DJ Wilson | Aug 15, 2019 | Oregon

OAHHS names new President & CEO

| Aug 15, 2019 | Oregon

The Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems (OAHHS) announced today that Becky Hultberg will become the organization’s new President and Chief Executive Officer when she assumes the position in December. Hultberg currently serves as the President and CEO of the Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association (ASHNHA), a...[ Read More ]

Kitzhaber's statement on hiring of Becky Hultberg as new CEO of OAHHS

Emily Boerger | Aug 15, 2019 | Oregon

In a text message, former Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber sent the following statement on the announcement of Becky Hultberg's new role as President and CEO of OAHHS. “The OAHHS made an excellent decision in hiring Becky Hultberg as their next president and CEO. Becky is a dynamic visionary leader: politically...[ Read More ]

Elway Poll finds broad support in Oregon for universal care

Emily Boerger | Aug 14, 2019 | Oregon

A new poll from Elway Research finds that three-fourths of Oregon respondents believe that universal health care in the United States is desirable, and 36% are willing to pay a new tax to achieve it. 402 registered voters participated in the online/telephone poll at the end of July, and the...[ Read More ]

Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon welcomes Dr. James Polo as Executive Medical Director

| Aug 14, 2019 | Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. – Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon has named Dr. James (Jim) Polo as its executive medical director. Dr. Polo, who currently leads behavioral health and substance abuse efforts for Regence, will expand his role to oversee medical cost stewardship activities for Oregon, driving health care affordability initiatives and...[ Read More ]

Governor Brown approves progressive medical leave law

Laura Burns | Aug 9, 2019 | Oregon

On Friday, Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed into law a family medical leave act. The act has been called "the nation’s most progressive family leave act." The House bill passed this session with bi-partisan support. This law makes Oregon the eighth state in the United States to offer guaranteed family...[ Read More ]

OHA discusses 2020-2024 State Health Improvement Plan

Laura Lundberg | Aug 9, 2019 | Oregon

On Tuesday, the Oregon Health Policy Board held a meeting to discuss the 2020-2024 State Health Improvement Plan (SHIP), a tool that pinpoints and identifies Oregon’s health priorities and strategies to address unjust and unacceptable health disparities. SHIP is used by groups such as the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), state...[ Read More ]

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