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OR Using Outside Contractors To Help Overwhelmed Hospitals

(Salem, OR)  --  Oregon is using outside contractors to get help for hospitals that are overwhelmed by COVID-19 patients.  Governor Kate Brown announced yesterday the state is contracting with Jogan Health Solutions to send up to 500 health care personnel to hospitals in Central and Southern Oregon, where the crisis is greatest.  AMN Healthcare has also been hired to bring 60 nurses and clinical personnel to Oregon.  Hospitalizations in the state have jumped 990-percent since July 9th because of the Delta variant.

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