Tag Archives: Health Care/Medical Care

Mapping the coronavirus in Oregon: How many hospital beds does each county have? 

The rapidly spreading coronavirus is raising concerns that the number of infected Oregonians needing hospital care will soon surpass the number of available hospital beds. Officials warn there is risk of a pending health care crisis. We looked at how many hospital beds there are in every county in Oregon. Change is rapid amid the […]
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Oregon Governor | Domestic Violence | Fossil Mayor | Timbers Player – OPB’s Think Out Loud

State Library Ed, Note:  The interview with Governor Brown can be found below but also, as a separate eClips story available HERE Oregon Gov. Kate Brown joins us to talk about life during the coronavirus pandemic. Domestic violence advocates are concerned about an increase in calls. The mayor of Fossil tells us how her small […]
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Whose Life is Worth Saving? In Washington State, People With Disabilities Are Afraid They Won’t Make the Cut.

State Library Ed. Note: If you cannot access this story directly from the source, state employees can access this New York Times story HERE via the State Library’s subscription to the US Newstream database. Alternatively, state employees can contact us for access: library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800.

‘Prisons Are Bacteria Factories’; Elderly Most at Risk

“You’re going to see devastation that’s unbelievable.” Here in the Estelle prison unit, most of the male inmates in the geriatric dormitory first ran afoul of the law years or even decades ago, convicted of crimes ranging from murder and sex offenses to forgery and repeat DWIs. Today, any outward hint of menace has evaporated. […]
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Coronavirus tests should go only to health care workers and hospitalized in hard-hit states, say officials

State Library Ed. Note: If you cannot access this story via the link below, state employees can access this Washington Post story HERE via the State Library’s subscription to the US Newstream database. Alternatively, state employees can contact us for access: library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800. Officials direct scarce resources where they are needed most to save people’s lives. Health officials in New […]
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Oregon Lawmakers Weigh Health Care Changes As Coronavirus Hits

Oregon’s health care system faces an unparalleled threat in its fight against coronavirus.The war is waged on different fronts. For one, thousands of laid-off people will lose their health insurance and need coverage, likely through Medicaid. For another, the health care system itself needs to ramp up its ability to treat Oregonians with personnel and […]
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Higher Share Of Oregonians Threatened By COVID-19 Than Nearby States, Report Shows

A slightly higher share of working-age Oregon adults could become seriously ill if exposed to the coronavirus than neighboring states throughout the West, an analysis of federal health data has found. Nearly half of Oregonians aged 18 and older – 43 percent – are considered at heightened risk of serious illness from the coronavirus due […]
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Governor stops surgeries; protects medical equipment; limits medical visitations

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown this week issued a sweeping executive order to postpone non-urgent health care procedures, restrict hospital visitation, and conserve “personal protective equipment.” Thursday’s action was the governor’s 7th executive order since March 8 related to the COVID-19 outbreak. Those orders have declared a statewide emergency; closed schools, restaurants and bars; prohibited large […]
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Brown orders hospitals to stop nonemergency procedures over virus

A move to preserve masks and gowns. Fearing a critical shortage of surgical masks for health care workers caring for people with the coronavirus, Gov. Kate Brown ordered hospitals in Oregon to cease nonemergency procedures to conserve medical supplies. Source: Brown orders hospitals to stop nonemergency procedures over virus | Coronavirus | dailyastorian.com

Coronavirus projections: What will America look like in coming months?

State Library Ed. Note: If you cannot access this story via the link below, state employees can access this Washington Post story HERE via the State Library’s subscription to the US Newstream database. Alternatively, state employees can contact us for access: library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800. Here’s what may lie ahead based on math models, hospital projections and past pandemics. When Jason Christie, […]
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