Tag Archives: OHA

Complaints surfaced about Unity Center within months of opening; officials failed to act

The safety problems started nearly as soon as Unity Center for Behavioral Health opened its doors in Northeast Portland. Staff at the 24-7 crisis center and Multnomah County case workers almost immediately began reporting a patient sexual assault of another patient, a patient escaping, a staff member making sexual advances to a patient and other […]
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Oregon Overshoots on Opioids

State Employees can access this Wall Street Journal story 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 The Oregon Health Authority is contemplating a radical plan to end opioid coverage for many chronic-pain patients enrolled in the state’s Medicaid program. Beginning in […]
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Oregon sees spike in synthetic opioid overdose deaths

Drug overdose deaths from highly addictive synthetic opioids, including fentanyl, soared last year in Oregon, according to preliminary estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released last week. There were 87 predicted deaths in 2017 compared to 42 deaths the year before, a 107 percent increase, the figures show. Source: Oregon sees spike […]
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Lane County bat tests positive for rabies

A bat discovered in a Lane County home has tested positive for rabies, county health officials announced Thursday. The animal was discovered by a resident of the Cottage Grove area, about 20 miles south of Eugene. Source: Lane County bat tests positive for rabies | OregonLive.com

State lifts algae health alert for Detroit Lake

And Big Cliff Reservoir below the dam. The Oregon Health Authority said Thursday it has lifted the recreational use health advisory issued July 27 for the log boom area of Detroit Lake and Big Cliff Reservoir below the dam. Both water bodies are located 46 miles southeast of Salem, an area that spans both Linn and […]
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OHA: Safe to swim again in Willamette River

The Oregon Health Authority announced the Willamette river is safe again for swimmers. Last weekend, a health warning was issued after toxins were detected in the water from Ross Island to Cathedral Park. Source: OHA: Safe to swim again in Willamette River – KPTV – FOX 12

Portland Water Bureau Has Location, Technology In Mind For New Filtration Plant

The preferred site for the plant is a 95 acre parcel of land roughly halfway between Gresham and the Bull Run Watershed. The Portland Water Bureau has identified a likely location for a new treatment plant for the city’s drinking water, which comes from the pristine Bull Run Watershed east of Portland. The bureau has […]
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Portland Water Bureau Has Location, Technology In Mind For New Filtration Plant

The Portland Water Bureau is advancing a plan to filter Portland’s drinking water for the first time since the system came on line in 1895. Source: Portland Water Bureau Has Location, Technology In Mind For New Filtration Plant

Monument residents asked to voluntarily conserve water

The city of Monument is asking residents to take voluntary steps to conserve water by limiting outside watering to the hours of 6-8 a.m. and 6-8 p.m. City Manager Dorothy Jordan told the Eagle the seasonal drought has lowered the water table at the city’s only well, and increased demand by people irrigating lawns or […]
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Test results expected soon on algae scum found in Willamette River downtown

Oregon Health Authority issued a recreational health advisory from Ross Island lagoon all the way downstream to Cathedral Park. The Oregon Health Authority is awaiting test results of algae scum spotted in the downtown stretch of the Willamette River, and meanwhile maintains its precautionary health advisory for active recreational use of the Willamette River from […]
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