healthcare

Numerous COVID-19 outbreaks reported in Jackson County

MEDFORD, Ore. – Several COVID-19 outbreaks are being reported in Jackson County, including at a Medford healthcare provider. Asante released the following statement on Friday, July 30: “The outbreak at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center involved seven employees from one department. This …

Frontline workers frustrated over PPE shortage in Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. — The shortage of personal protective equipment continues across the nation, and in Oregon and California. Frontline workers are in desperate need of personal protective equipment (PPE) while battling coronavirus. Monday, Oregon Governor Kate Brown (D) and several other elected …

Jackson County employees vote to strike on healthcare

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. – Jackson County employees vote to strike, saying the proposed healthcare plan currently on the table is not affordable. Following the vote, Angela Cruthids, a member of the Jackson County Employee Association’s bargaining team says, “Throughout this process I …