Health Care Access Webinar – Wed. Oct. 24 at 11 am

Business Forward

On Wednesday, October 24, Business Forward will welcome Arielle Kane, Director of Health Care at the Progressive Policy Institute, for a webinar on health care reform. Kane will discuss how improvements to the Affordable Care Act could create a more stable system that improves access to affordable care for all Americans.

Please join us Wednesday, October 24 for a conversation with Arielle Kane. 


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Here are the details:

Webinar: State of Health Care Access in America

Arielle Kane
Director of Health Care
Progressive Policy Institute

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
2:00 p.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. PT

Please note: This call is on the record. Please share the invitation with your networks.

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Elizabeth Kerr
Policy and Communications Director



Arielle Kane is the director of health care at PPI. Her research focuses on what comes next for health policy in order to expand access, reduce costs and improve quality. Specifically, she focusses on how innovation in health care can help meet the goals of the triple aim. Prior to joining PPI, she worked at the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions where she researched provider issues, including conducting a survey of health system CEOs on the future of health care; policy issues, including analysis of the recent tax overhaul; and managed a weekly newsletter which provided updates and analysis on health policy and industry news. Arielle also worked in Oregon politics prior to moving to Washington, DC. Arielle received her Master of Public Policy from Georgetown University. She lives in Washington, DC with her bulldog, Hank.



Nursing Scholarships Available

Source: So you want to be a nurse???….. – News Lincoln County

So you want to be a nurse?

Nursing Scholarships Available!

Applications are now being accepted for the Gribler Loving Trust Nursing Scholarship, administered by the Pacific Communities Health District (PCHD) Foundation. Recipients must be residents of Lincoln County and enrolled in accredited nursing programs. Scholarships of up to $3,000 will be awarded for tuition and books.

Eligibility requirements include completing prerequisite courses and enrolling in an accredited nursing program the year of the award. The recipient must also sign an agreement to work within Samaritan Pacific Health Services for up to two years upon graduation if a position is available and offered. Additional consideration will be given for experience in the medical field, such as Emergency Medical Technician, Certified Nursing Assistant or Licensed Practical Nurse.

Former Newport residents Bill and Olga Gribler exhibited their love and generosity for the local community by establishing this scholarship to address the ongoing need for quality nurses in this rural area. Bill Gribler taught music and entertained throughout the community on the piano, violin and accordion. Olga Gribler worked for a telephone company and later the Bank of Newport.

Applications are due on July 31. Application packets are available at For additional information, contact the PCHD Foundation office at (541) 574-4745.

How To Help Stop Trump’s Title X Abortion Funding Rule & Stand Up For Women’s Health Care

In a striking blow for women’s health and rights, the Trump administration has announced that it is proposing a new rule related to federal family planning funding. The proposed rule would strip federal Title X funding from any organization that prov…

Source: How To Help Stop Trump’s Title X Abortion Funding Rule & Stand Up For Women’s Health Care

WIC Helps Lincoln County

“The Oregon Health Authority’s recently released local WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) data highlights the impact Lincoln County WIC had on the community in 2017. The WIC Program provides supplemental foods, health care referrals and nutrition education at no cost to low-income pregnant, breastfeeding and non-breastfeeding post-partum women, and to infants and children up to 5 years of age, who are found to be at nutritional risk.”

Read more:

Source: WIC Helps Lincoln County | oregoncoastdailynews

The U.S. Supreme Court May Be Hazardous To Women’s Health

The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing arguments today in the case of National Institute of Family Life Advocates v. Becerra, a challenge to the California FACT Act,

Source: The U.S. Supreme Court May Be Hazardous To Women’s Health | National Organization for Women

Hospital CEO Lesley Ogden, MD to Address “Access to Women’s Health Care in Lincoln County”

Hospital CEO Lesley Ogden, MD to Address “Access to Women’s Health Care in Lincoln County” at Central Oregon Coast NOW Meeting

On Tuesday, March 27, 2018, the Central Oregon Coast Chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW) will host a discussion about “Access to Women’s Health Care in Lincoln County.”  Leading the conversation will be Lesley Ogden, MD and CEO of Samaritan North Lincoln and Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospitals. The talk will take place in the McEntee Meeting Room, Newport Public Library, 35 NW Nye Street, Newport at 6 pm. The public is welcome.

Women’s health needs differ from men’s not just in the area of reproductive health. One example is that women are much more prone to autoimmune disorders such as fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis. With construction taking place at both hospitals in Lincoln County, that means additional resources and new medical practitioners will be available for local residents. Dr. Ogden will focus on what this means for Lincoln County’s women.

Dr. Ogden earned her bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Troy State University in 1989, and an MBA from The Citadel in 1994. She later went to medical school at Medical University of South Carolina, graduating in 2003. She completed the Emergency Medicine Residency Program at Oregon Health Sciences Center in 2006, and soon after started practicing emergency medicine at Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital. Dr. Ogden was appointed Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital in September 2013 and was named its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in 2015. In 2017, Dr. Ogden was also named CEO of Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital, after having served as interim-CEO since late 2016.

Following the discussion, the Central Oregon Coast NOW Chapter will conduct a brief business meeting. Anyone interested in the discussion or in NOW is encouraged to attend.  For more information:
NOW Website:
LWV website:

Ten Reasons to Appreciate Your Local Abortion Provider

Whether you’ve had an abortion, you’ve thought about an abortion, or you just love someone who had an abortion, it’s important to remember how valuable these health-care providers are in our communities.

Source: Ten Reasons to Appreciate Your Local Abortion Provider – Rewire.News