Articles tagged with: healthcare

13 October 2014

Local residents attend healthcare forum

Posted in Local, Regional

Ore. --- The future of Oregon’s healthcare system for seniors and the disabled.That was the topic at a public forum at the Jackson County Library this afternoon, employees from the Oregon Departme ...

09 June 2014

Local veteran describes health care delays

Written by Kyle Aevermann, Posted in Local, Politics

Medford, Ore -- According to a new audit released Monday by the Department of Veteran Affairs, wait times for Oregon veterans are among some of the longest in the country. The VA facility in White C ...

04 June 2014

Nearly 80,000 Cover Oregon customers will have to re-enroll

Posted in Regional, Health

Medford, Ore. -- People who enrolled in Oregon's troubled health insurance exchange will have to re-enroll for coverage as Cover Oregon transitions to the federal government. Come November, about 80 ...

03 June 2014

Serious mistakes are a learning lesson for Oregon healthcare workers

Written by Travis Koch, Posted in Health

A new report tracking serious and deadly medical mistakes shows a total of 651 events at Oregon hospitals, surgery centers and nursing facilities in 2013. Local health officials are trying to lower ...

03 June 2014

Oregon's health care facilities record 650 mistakes last year

Posted in Regional, Health

Medford, Ore. -- Oregon's health care facilities reported more than 650 mistakes last year, 44 % of which ended in either serious harm or even death. The new report issued by the Oregon Patient Safe ...

17 April 2014

Choosing the best food options

Written by Kassi Nelson, Posted in Local, Health

Medford, Ore. -- A trip to the grocery store means a lot of options. Should we buy organic or local? Frozen or fresh? And is one better for us than the other? Sherri Sexton, a dietitian at Asante, s ...

31 March 2014

What you need to know about health insurance and Cover Oregon

Written by Christine Pitawanich, Posted in Local, Regional, Health

Medford, Ore. -- For most people across the nation, the deadline for getting health insurance under the Affordable Care Act was March 31st.  However, Oregonians have a bit more time to get health i ...

05 March 2014

Government Accountability Office agrees to look into Cover Oregon

Posted in Local, Politics, Health

Washington D.C. -- The U.S. Government will examine the use of federal funds involved in the Cover Oregon website. The online insurance portal has not let anyone self-enroll since it launched last f ...