According to a lawsuit filed last month, Dr. Jefferson Loa claims that he faced retaliation and eventual firing for reporting fraudulent billing practices and lengthy physician shifts.
Jim Sellers, former Oregon journalist and state agency employee, writes a regular column to help thousands in Salem deal with the confusing world of Medicare and federal benefits. He’s available to answer your questions.
Salem Health has concluded its investigation into an emergency department technician who posted a video that appeared to mock the sound of a patient in pain. The hospital said the technician is no longer employed, but didn’t clarify if they resigned or were fired.
Hospital officials are coping with a trifecta of infections spreading throughout the community.
In the past week, the Oregon Health Authority reports four local deaths of people with Covid.
Patrick Allen has overseen the $30 billion agency since 2017, while Steve Allen has led behavioral health since 2019.
Respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, is not new, but has caused more pediatric hospitalizations this year than usual. In combination with an increase in Covid and flu cases, Salem-area hospitals are prepping to meet a surge of patients.
In the past week, the Oregon Health Authority reports two local deaths of people with Covid.
The state funding is intended to provide housing assistance and behavioral health treatment. County officials say they will seek proposals from local providers to help fill gaps through services such as residential treatment homes.
In the past week, The Oregon Health Authority reports two local deaths of people with Covid.