Hospitals Exceed Pledge, Increasing Total Community Benefit In Oregon

State data released today showed Oregon hospitals not only achieved their 2015 pledge to maintain their overall community benefit levels but exceeded it. They did this despite a significant drop in charity care as a result of the Affordable Care Act. Hospitals increased services in community benefit areas other than charity care by $230 million in 2015 as compared with average levels over the previous three years.

Oregon hospitals to play prominent role at 14th annual Oregon Leadership Summit

Senior hospital leaders will play a prominent role in the annual Oregon Leadership Summit, scheduled for December 5th at the Oregon Convention Center. The annual gathering of business, government and not-for-profit leaders is an opportunity to discuss and outline solutions to the most difficult public policy issues facing the state. This year's focus will be on fiscal challenges sure to dominate discussions at the Oregon State Legislature next year.

Special Statement on Election Results from Andy Davidson, president and CEO of the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems

The following is a statement by Andy Davidson, president and CEO of the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems, regarding the outcome of the state and national elections and the impacts on health care: 

OAHHS transparency effort helps patients get a clearer view of hospital costs

Hospitals understand that patients want information about prices in advance of care. For that reason,  not only has every Oregon hospital committed to providing a cost estimate for hospital services within three business days, they have also begun putting their price data online. These two proactive endeavors are aimed at giving Oregonians as much information about potential costs as is possible.

Oregon's Community Hospitals Economic Output: $18.9 Billion

Oregon community hospitals accounted for $18.9 billion in economic output in Oregon in 2013, according to a new study by ECONorthwest released today by the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems (OAHHS).

National Hospital Week Puts Spotlight on Healthy Communities

Oregon's community hospitals are celebrating National Hospital Week May 10-16 by applauding the dedicated individuals – physicians, nurses, therapists, volunteers, food service workers, and so many more – who help keep their communities healthy everyday.

A hospital is more than a place where people go to heal, it is a part of the community that fosters health and represents hope. From providing treatment and comfort to the sick, to welcoming new life into the world, hospitals are central to a healthy and optimistic community.

OAHHS Announces New Community Benefit, Charity Care Policies

The Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems (OAHHS) announced a new community benefit policy package today. The two-part voluntary policy package demonstrates hospitals' commitment to the communities they serve at a time when the Affordable Care Act is changing the health care landscape in Oregon.

2014 Hospital Community Report Highlights Trends in Oregon's Community Hospitals

Apprise Health Insights, a data subsidiary of the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems, has released its 2014 Oregon Hospital Community Report, detailing utilization and financial trends for the state's acute care hospitals.

Now in its fifth year, the report provides a transparent look at the operations of one of our state's most valuable assets, our community hospitals.

Oregon hospitals spend less on charity care in first quarter, but the picture isn’t all rosy

Uncompensated care at Oregon hospitals plummeted in the first quarter, as hundreds of thousands of previously uninsured joined Medicaid rolls or enrolled in private plans — a bright spot in an otherwise tough environment.

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