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Should Doctors Be Using Their Smartphones In The Operating Room?

OPB | Broadcast: July 30, 2015

Do smartphones help or hinder healthcare professionals?

Making The Cost Of Medical Procedures More Transparent

OPB | Broadcast: March 9, 2015

MONDAY: Two bills in the Oregon legislature could require hospitals and clinics to post the costs of medical procedures.

Oregon State Hospital Honors Thousands in Cremains Memorial

OPB | Broadcast: July 7, 2014

MONDAY: We'll talk about the opening of a memorial that honors the remains of thousands of unclaimed patients found on the grounds of Oregon State Hospital.

Medicare May Penalize Oregon Hospitals For Patient Injuries

OPB | Broadcast: July 2, 2014

WEDNESDAY: We'll learn more about Medicare's plan to penalize hospitals for high patient injury and infection rates.

The Choice To Birth Out-Of-Hospital

OPB | Broadcast: April 16, 2014

WEDNESDAY: Where did you choose to birth your child, and why?

Washington Hospital Association Sues State Over New Rules

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 17, 2014

MONDAY: The Washington State Hospital Association says new rules that govern hospital mergers go too far.

Junction City Gets a Psychiatric Hospital

OPB | Broadcast: July 17, 2013

We discuss the Oregon Legislature's decision to build a psychiatric hospital in Junction City.

Taking Your Placenta Home

OPB | Broadcast: April 30, 2013

Oregon lawmakers are considering a bill that would make it legal for hospitals to release a woman's placenta after birth.

Staffing at the Oregon State Hospital

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 25, 2012

Nurses at the Oregon State Hospital wards in both Salem and Portland say they need more staff to help deal with violent incidents.

Oregon Hospital Rankings

OPB | Broadcast: July 18, 2012

Consumer Reports ranked Salem Hospital as the safest in Oregon. What made it stand out? 

Inside the Oregon State Hospital

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 10, 2011

Documetarian and PSU professor Jan Haaken made a film about the lives of patients at the Oregon State Hospital.

Nursing Instructor Shortage

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 31, 2011

Oregon is in line with the national trend threatening the nursing profession — a lack of instructors qualified to train new nurses. Will it affect patients?

Kip Kinkel

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 15, 2011

In 1999 Kip Kinkel was sentenced to 111 years in prison. Now his attorney is fighting for a transfer from the state prison to the state hospital. Should his case be heard?

The Doors of the Oregon State Hospital

OPB | Broadcast: May 27, 2011

We'll take a look at bills lawmakers in Salem are considering that would change who goes into the Oregon State Hospital and how those that are there get out.

The Oregon State Hospital Today

OPB | Broadcast: April 1, 2011

We'll speak to the new Superintendent of the Oregon State Hospital about the state of the State Hospital.

Juncture at Junction City

OPB | Broadcast: July 8, 2010

Should the new mental hospital in Junction City be completed? What are the options?

Involuntary Commitment

OPB | Broadcast: May 24, 2010

When should someone be compelled to seek mental health treatment against his or her will?

The State of the State Hospital

OPB | Broadcast: April 12, 2010

What has already improved and what still needs to change at the Oregon State Hospital?

Tax Measures

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 22, 2010

How will you vote on Oregon's upcoming tax measures?

Public Nudity

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 13, 2010

Under what circumstances should people be allowed to be nude in public?