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With “Unbelievalbe, Stunning" Revenue Forecast, Legislature Can Fully Fund the Oregon Health Plan

Statement from CEO Becky Hultberg on the latest revenue forecast

STATEMENT ON OREGON HOSPITAL FINANCES

It’s in everyone’s interest to keep hospitals stable and strong, so that Oregonians can have peace of mind knowing their local hospital is open and ready to care for them.

OREGON HOSPITALS PREPARED FOR COVID-19 SURGE, URGE RENEWED VIGILANCE

The evidence is clear. Oregon is experiencing a fourth wave of COVID-19 cases, with case counts up almost 60% over the past two weeks.

Hospitals Express Doubts About Governor's Latest Vaccine Plan

Adding teachers first will delay doses for seniors; with limited supply hospitals concerned the state can’t deliver on promises after raising hopes

Hospitals Support Gov. Brown's Decision to Delay Vaccine Eligibility Expansion

While Oregon waits to receive enough doses to meet the huge increase in demand, hospitals will continue to vaccinate those in the Phase 1a group

The COVID Vaccine is Here

The first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were given to frontline health care workers at three Oregon hospitals. Hope has arrived!

ALERT: Hospitals Urge Asymptomatic COVID-19 Patients to Go to Testing Sites Rather Than Emergency Rooms

If you or a loved one is experiencing minor COVID-19 symptoms, please call a nurse advice line before going to the emergency room. If you are advised to get a COVID-19 test, please go to your nearest testing facility.

Oregon Hospitals Decry Governor’s Proposed Budget Cuts

Direct cuts to hospitals will force hospitals to reduce services to Oregonians during a pandemic.

Oregon Healthcare Community Urges: “Please celebrate safely.”

The state’s physicians, physician assistants, nurses, and hospitals ask all Oregonians to be responsible during the holidays

Oregon Hospitals Voice Support for New COVID-19 Prevention Measures

With cases soaring, two-week freeze is necessary to preserve hospital capacity

Oregon Hospitals Celebrate Passage of Measure 108

Voters overwhelmingly approve measure to fully fund the Oregon Health Plan

Oregon Hospitals Establish Fund for Health Care Workers Impacted by Fires

Health Care Heroes Relief Fund will help victims get back on their feet

Statement on the Killing of George Floyd and the Issue of Racial Justice in Our Communities

The Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems and the 62 hospitals we represent are dedicated to actively combating racism in our communities.

Oregon Hospital Week Message to Patients: It's Safe to Return

Hospital leaders encourage communities to come back and address medical needs

Hospitals need federal, state help to cover COVID-19 revenue loss

Many hospitals have lost over half their revenue after pausing elective procedures, and federal relief distribution formulas disadvantage Oregon.

Oregon Hospitals Move to Preserve Bed Capacity, Staff Resources and Supplies

Hospitals respond to Governor’s press conference

OAHHS Supports Coronavirus Emergency Declaration

OAHHS President Becky Hultberg releases statement on Governor Brown's move to declare a state of emergency over COVID-19.

St. Anthony sponsored program keeps kids safe and families together in Pendleton

Hospital community benefit support helps Pioneer Relief Nursery prevent child abuse and neglect for dozens of children by supporting them and their parents.

Five things to know about new OAHHS CEO Becky Hultberg

OAHHS has a new President and Chief Executive Officer. Here are five things to know about her.

Hospitals Lead Search for Community Solutions to ED Boarding

Lack of in-patient psychiatric beds leads to many patients spending days in hospital emergency department. OAHHS has sponsored SB 140 to start conversations on permanent solutions to a complex community problem.

Oregon's Community Hospitals' Economic Impact Tops $20 Billion

In the ECONorthwest 2019 economic impact report, Oregon community hospitals again showed they play a critical role in the economic health across the state, particularly in rural Oregon.

Hospitals Exceed Pledge to Maintain Community Benefit Spending

Oregon’s hospitals contributed $2.3 billion in community benefit to the communities they serve in 2017, a record amount. That comes at the same time Oregon has achieved one of the highest rates of healthcare coverage in the nation at close to 95 percent.

Hospitals Applaud Passage of Medicaid Funding Bill

OAHHS sends praise to state lawmakers, who passed HB 2010. The bill provides the bulk of the funding the state's Medicaid program for the next six years. The funding comes through a package of health care taxes, including the hospital provider tax and the commercial insurance premium tax. The bill now goes to the governor, who is expected to sign it.

Hospitals’ transparency commitment continues with updated cost data for patients

OAHHS posts new price data for common hospital procedures on the Oregon Hospital Guide website. This tool allows patients to compare prices among hospitals as they make decisions on the procedures. It's a demonstration by OAHHS of the association's commitment to transparency.