I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! This week’s newsletter includes information about Washington’s new Native-serving crisis line, reproductive health legislation being prepared in advance of next year’s legislation session, and hospital leaders’ concerns about constrained children’s hospital capacity in the wake of RSV. In case you haven’t heard, we also have our first conference … Read more

Next month, we’ll host the 10th annual State of Reform event. It’s a little crazy to me to think about all of the work in those intervening 10 years. In those early days, Bruce Goldberg was very kind. Amy Fauver showed up for a keynote at the last minute in place of an ailing Rocky … Read more

E komo mai and a big mahalo to our new reporter Nicole Pasia. She is covering Hawaii’s health care sector, and as you’ll see below, has gone directly to the source for some great interviews this month. Emily Boerger continues to be the backbone of our reporting team as managing editor. They are part of … Read more

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 Solutions deploys “hospital crisis teams” … Read more