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November 1, 2017
Oregon hospitals continued their improvement towards eliminating health care-associated infections that are reported to the state, according to a report released today by the Oregon Health Authority.
September 18, 2017
In the second quarter of 2017, community hospitals across Oregon saw low operating margins compared those of prior years, continuing the trend from the previous several quarters.
August 24, 2017
Today, the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems unveiled new, updated price data for common hospital procedures on its OregonHospitalGuide.org website.
July 6, 2017
After the Oregon Senate passed legislation today to move forward with a series of devastating payment cuts to Oregon’s community hospitals under the guise of cost containment, hospital leaders from around the state joined with hundreds of concerned Oregonians to warn of devastating consequences.
June 22, 2017
After Senate Republicans unveiled their Better Care Reconciliation Act this morning, Andy Davidson, President and CEO of the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems issued the following statement:
May 4, 2017
Today, members of the U.S. House of Representative voted to pass the American Health Care Act (AHCA), a bill which significantly alters the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and jeopardizes health coverage for the more than 400,000 Oregonians who gained health insurance coverage through the ACA.
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-

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