•St. Charles Health System and Institute for Healthcare Improvement recently announced they have formed a partnership to improve health and health care within Central Oregon. St. Charles has committed to using IHI’s Triple Aim of better health, better care and better value to define its strategic direction. The partnership provides ways of increasing organization efficiency and improving quality and safety outcomes. Experts from the Cambridge, Mass.-based nonprofit will work with St. Charles for the next 17 months.
LA PINE — The potential for a massive earthquake occurring off the Oregon coast and directly affecting the tricounty area is real, say experts, which is why La Pine City Councilor Stu Martinez got a new job not long ago. At a recent council meeting, Martinez’s colleagues asked him to “get the ball rolling” to prepare for a large-scale disaster. To that end, he will… ... more