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April 6, 2017
As headwinds continued to mount in late 2016, community hospitals across the state saw operating margins drop to the lowest levels nearly three years. The median operating margin at an Oregon hospital was  -0.1 percent in the fourth quarter of 2016 – a net loss on operating revenues.
March 1, 2017
After significant market changes following the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, Oregon’s community hospitals saw a year-over-year decrease in operating margins and inpatient discharges, while charity care spending rose slightly and emergency room visits increased according to the newly-
February 8, 2017
State data released today showed Oregon hospitals not only achieved their 2015 pledge to maintain their overall community benefit levels but exceeded it. They did this despite a significant drop in charity care as a result of the Affordable Care Act.
December 2, 2016
Senior hospital leaders will play a prominent role in the annual Oregon Leadership Summit, scheduled for December 5th at the Oregon Convention Center.
November 9, 2016
Earlier this year, the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems’ Board of Trustees unanimously voted to endorse the American Hospital Association’s #123forEquity Pledge to Act to Eliminate Health Care Disparities.
November 9, 2016
The following is a statement by Andy Davidson, president and CEO of the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems, regarding the outcome of the state and national elections and the impacts on health care: 
October 13, 2016
Oregon does better than the national average on all health care-acquired infections and surgical site infections that are reported to the state, according to a report released today by the Oregon Health Authority.
July 26, 2016
Due in large part to the legislation the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems sponsored in 2015, Oregon has received a health care transparency rating of “B” in The 2016 Report Card on State Price Transparency Laws, developed by the Healt
July 9, 2016
Hospitals understand that patients want information about prices in advance of care. For that reason,  not only has every Oregon hospital committed to providing a cost estimate for hospital services within three business days, they have also begun putting their price data online.

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