State health officials have confirmed one monkeypox case in Marion County. But the county’s public health director says she is concerned there may not be enough local testing for the virus.
The head of the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems, which includes most of the state’s hospitals, asked Gov. Kate Brown for help.
The single case in Marion County is one of 89 confirmed and presumptive cases of monkeypox detected statewide.
Just over $1 million is up for grabs in Marion and Polk counties for organizations needing funding for initiatives designed to improve health and wellness in the community. The Willamette Health Council–the governing body for PacificSource, a coordinated care organization–announced on Monday that it would enter its third round of[Read More…]
The “wellness van” is intended to make mental health and addiction treatment more accessible in the Santiam Canyon after one of the area’s few providers closed in June.
For the first time in over a decade, Salem Hospital will turn away some ambulances when its beds are full, sending patients with non-life threatening problems to other hospitals for care. The hospital announced changes to its divert policy this week, saying diverting ambulances will help manage hospital capacity. The[Read More…]
Incident reports from Oregon State Hospital provide a window into some of the chaos at the institution. (Salem Reporter graphic) Raph can’t remember how many times the patient punched him in the head. It was just before 1 a.m. on July 5 when the patient, who had been in seclusion[Read More…]