Media Resources

Key Messages

Media Code of Conduct

Patient Conditions Defined

  • Good: Vital signs such as pulse, temperature and blood pressure are stable and within normal limits. Patient is conscious, comfortable and there are no complications.
  • Fair: Vital signs are stable and within normal limits. Patient is conscious and alert although may be uncomfortable or in pain and may have minor complications.
  • Serious: Vital signs may be unstable or outside normal limits. The patient is acutely ill or injured and may have major complications.
  • Critical: Vital signs are unstable or outside normal limits. There are major complications. (Most patients in an intensive care unit are considered critical until ready to be moved to a regular nursing unit.)
  • "Stable" is NOT a condition.

Media Requests

The Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems welcomes press inquiries. Because we represent all hospitals in Oregon, OAHHS can offer information about the hospital/health system community on an aggregate level. For inquiries related to a specific hospital, please contact them directly.

Contact Information

Philip Schmidt
Director of Public Affairs
(503) 479-6020