SALEM, Ore. – Help is on the way for Oregon’s most strained hospitals.
Governor Kate Brown announced Wednesday the state has signed a contract with Jogan Health Solutions to deploy 500 nurses, paramedics, and specialists to hospitals in Central and Southern Oregon.
“The deployment of crisis response teams should provide some welcome relief to our hospitals, particularly in Central and Southern Oregon, that are overwhelmed given the recent surge in hospitalizations among mostly unvaccinated individuals,” said Governor Brown. “The hospital crisis we are facing isn’t just about beds––it’s about having enough trained health care professionals to treat patients. I am so pleased that we will be able to provide these resources to help our hospitals and long-term care facilities meet increased demand and can continue to provide vital health care to Oregonians.”
The medical professionals will also go to long-term care facilities across the state.
The state has also signed a contract with AMN Healthcare to send 60 more nurses and clinicians to Oregon’s hospitals.
Their locations aren’t yet decided.