JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. —The Covid-19 pandemic continues to strain our healthcare system. In our region, there’s a backlog of patients because of a shortage of long-term care facility resources. The OHA says statewide hospital capacity has been improving as cases ...

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. —The Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems had a press conference Wednesday. The OAHHS, Corvallis hospital leaders, and Asante shared their policy priorities for the legislative session. The group touched on the ongoing nationwide staffing shortage, ...

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. – The increase in respiratory viruses, like the flu, RSV and COVID-19, continues to affect hospitals, around the state. Several Portland hospitals are struggling to keep up with an influx of patients. Although help is on the way, ...

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. – As Oregon hospitals near capacity, Jackson County Public Health is calling it the worst flu season we’ve seen in over a decade. Jackson County said they are seeing much of what the rest of the state ...

SALEM, Ore. – Some health officials are calling it a ‘triple-demic.’ The flu, RSV and COVID are all surfacing in the community. On Thursday, the Oregon Health Authority shared just how dire the situation is for hospitals across the state. ...

Author: Daisy Caballero (KGW) PORTLAND, Ore. (KGW) — The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported 55,000 fewer registered nurses were working in 2021 compared to 2020. And it has to do with a number of findings. The biggest: violence against healthcare ...

SALEM, Ore. – The state’s largest nursing union, the Oregon Nurses Association, is discussing legislation to address the root of Oregon’s ongoing staffing crisis. Now, the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems is coming out against the plan. The ...

SOUTHERN OREGON, —Hospitals are slowly getting some breathing room, from the Omicron variant. An Asante spokesperson, tells us it hopes that’s a telling sign, that case numbers will continue dropping. Another indicator is that Asante is seeing fewer people, across ...

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. —Jackson County continues to break records for COVID-19 cases, it has 551 Wednesday. Jackson County Public Health says the surge in cases and people testing to return to work or travel, are pushing testing capacity to its limit. Providence Medford ...

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. —Despite all the talk of late centered around the Omicron variant, Jackson County Public Health says hospitals are still dealing with the impact of the Delta variant. It brings stronger symptoms. With Delta hospitals were beyond capacity, ...

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