•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.
PENDLETON — Moments after giving birth last Friday, Kimberly Weathers cradled her tiny son in her arms and cried. Pistol Tuff Weathers, red-faced and trembling, was nothing less than a miracle. Nine months ago, Kimberly had an idyllic life — a spouse who loved her, two active sons, a thriving business and her health. She and husband Bill rejoiced when they discovered Kimberly was pregnant… ... more