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OAHHS CEO, Becky Hultberg, discusses the end of the legislative session

| Jul 9, 2021 | Oregon

Becky Hultberg, president and CEO of the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems (OAHHS), is concerned about the passage of HB 2362, which puts restrictions on mergers and acquisitions, and frustrated by the amount of major policy decisions passed this session due to the lack of stakeholder and citizen...[ Read More ]

Hospitals express doubt about Gov. Brown’s latest vaccine plan

Emily Boerger | Jan 22, 2021 | Oregon

Gov. Kate Brown announced last week she was adjusting Oregon’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan to place teachers and school staff at the front of the line with vaccinations beginning the week of January 25. Seniors 80 years and older would wait to receive their vaccines until the week of February...[ Read More ]

Brown’s 2021-23 budget proposal recommends “strong cost controls” in health care system

Emily Boerger | Dec 2, 2020 | Oregon

Gov. Kate Brown released her 2021-23 budget proposal on Tuesday, calling for “strong cost controls” in Oregon’s health care system while also placing an emphasis on supporting behavioral health services and health equity. The spending plan outlines the governor’s budgetary priorities, but the final budget agreed upon by lawmakers during...[ Read More ]

Oregon hospitals establish fund for health care workers impacted by fires

| Sep 11, 2020 | Oregon

The Oregon Association of Hospitals Research and Education Foundation (OREF) today launched the Health Care Heroes Relief Fund to provide aid to the more than 100 Oregon health care workers impacted by the fires spreading across the state.     “As fires rage across Oregon, dozens of front-line health care...[ Read More ]

Gov. Brown lifts ban on non-urgent medical procedures

Emily Boerger | Apr 23, 2020 | Oregon

Beginning May 1, Oregon health care providers may resume providing non-urgent procedures if they meet new requirements to ensure safety and preparedness during the COVID-19 pandemic. The news came during a press conference with Gov. Kate Brown, Dr. Bruce Goldberg, member of the COVID-19 Medical Advisory Panel, and Dr. Dana...[ Read More ]

Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association announces new President/CEO

| Oct 25, 2019 | Alaska

The Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association (ASHNHA) announced today that Jared Kosin, J.D., M.B.A., will become the organization’s new president and chief executive officer.     Kosin currently serves as the associate administrator of Mat-Su Regional Medical Center. He has worked closely with ASHNHA for seven years. Prior...[ Read More ]