Medical staff deployed to support Oregon health care facilities facing surge of COVID-19 patients

Today, Governor Kate Brown announced that Oregon had finalized contracts with the medical staffing companies Jogan Health Solutions and AMN Healthcare to deploy much needed health care personnel to health care facilities managing the ongoing surge of COVID-19 patients. “The deployment of crisis response teams should provide some welcome relief to our hospitals, particularly in […]

Governor Brown, OHA leadership discuss hospital crisis, vaccination requirements

Today, Governor Kate Brown announced new vaccination requirements for Oregon health care and K–12 staff during a press conference. Here’s what you need to know. Hospitals close to reaching capacity The requirements come during an alarming increase in hospitalizations. “With over 845 Oregonians hospitalized for COVID-19 and 226 in ICUs, our hospital and ICU beds […]

Clackamas County paramedic brings vaccine to people living outside

Every person who gets vaccinated is another individual who is protected from the risks of COVID-19. We need to find different ways to reach people no matter what barriers they face. No one knows this better than Clackamas County paramedic Amy Jo Cook (pictured right). On Wednesday, she was doing outreach to people experiencing houselessness. […]