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The recently released Economic Impact Report for Oregon hospitals revealed that Oregon community hospitals both directly provided and helped support over 117,000 jobs within communities in 2015-or 1 in 20 jobs. The report showcases the continued importance of continued importance of Oregon's community hospitals to the well-being of both Oregonians and Oregon's economy.
Learn more about the most recent findings of the impact of Oregon's hospitals on the state economy at our website.
In Salem, the first cut of bills occurred this week. Those that hadn't moved out of their committee of origin were shelved permanently.Those that are still active will be moving quickly throughout the next several weeks. Hospitals are working to be proactive in helping solve the problems facing lawmakers while pushing back against harmful legislation that's still in play
As always, we need every hospital supporter to stay engaged! One of the best ways to stayactive is to join our bi-weekly webcasts. On them, you'll hear the latest updates from Salem and learn about ways to influence the debate. Anotherkey way to stay informed is to sign up for Monday Memo . This weekly newsletter gives you the latest in a quick and digestible way, allowing you to stay current.
As we move into the final months of the Legislative Session, the hospital community will need to pull together and ensure we preserve the gains in healthcare we've all worked so hard to achieve.
Violence is one of the nation's major public health and safety issues, both in our communities and workplaces. On Friday, June 9, the American Hospital Associations's #HAVhope National Day of Awareness will bring together hospitals, health systems, nurses, doctors and other professionals from across the country, as well the local and national organizations they work with, to stand against violence through digital media.
Your hospital can support #HAVhope day by signing up at www.aha.org/PreventViolence. OAHHS will be participating in support.