Tag: HEALTH CARE

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Marion County Health ends reproductive services at clinic following steep decline in visits

The Marion County Health and Human Services headquarters in Salem (Rachel Alexander/Salem Reporter) Marion County residents won’t be able to get birth control or pregnancy tests from the county health department any longer. The move is part of shifting the focus of public health away from direct service as expansions[Read More…]

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As confirmed cases of the coronavirus hit the U.S., Marion County says it’s ready

Gov. Kate Brown convened a Coronavirus Response Team Friday so Oregon can prepare in the event the virus makes it to the state.(Oregon Capital Bureau) Oregon public health officials are monitoring dozens of people who have recently traveled to China for symptoms of coronavirus and say they’re prepared should a[Read More…]

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New south Salem clinic aims to be neighborhood doctor’s office

Physician assistant Christine Rue, left, doctors Paula Spencer and Rashanda Brown, and physician assistant Alyssa Schmidt, front, are the staff of the new South Salem Primary Care clinic (Rachel Alexander/Salem Reporter) When two of Salem’s largest medical providers merged last fall, a handful of local doctors decided on a change[Read More…]

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Heading to the Salem Hospital ER? There’s a new entrance

Salem Hospital (Caleb Wolf/Special to Salem Reporter) The emergency room entrance at Salem Hospital will move next week as construction begins on a new building to accommodate a growing number of patients. Starting Jan. 8, patients should enter the emergency room at the north end of the hospital’s Building A[Read More…]

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Oregon Health Plan enrollment deadline extended after website glitch

A screen shot of OregonHealthCare.Gov notifying tat the deadline to purchase health care has been extended. The deadline to purchase health care for 2020 through the Oregon’s Health Insurance Marketplace has been extended. People seeking insurance and subsidies through Oregon’s Affordable Care Act system have until 11:59 p.m. (PST) Tuesday,[Read More…]

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Salem Hospital plans major expansion with 150 new beds

Salem Hospital (Caleb Wolf/Special to Salem Reporter) Salem Hospital is planning a new seven-story, $235 million building expansion that will add 150 beds to its facility by 2022. The project will help the hospital care for an aging population that’s expected to use more medical services, Salem Health Chief Financial[Read More…]