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News Release
Oregon Hospitals Establish Fund for Health Care Workers Impacted by Fires - 09/11/20

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

OREGON HOSPITALS ESTABLISH FUND FOR HEALTH CARE WORKERS IMPACTED BY FIRES

Health Care Heroes Relief Fund will help victims get back on their feet

Lake Oswego, Ore. – September 11, 2020 -- The Oregon Association of Hospitals Research and Education Foundation (OREF) today launched the Health Care Heroes Relief Fund to provide aid to the more than 100 Oregon health care workers impacted by the fires spreading across the state.

“As fires rage across Oregon, dozens of front-line health care workers have lost their homes and their cherished belongings. Our health care heroes are there for us when we need them most. Now they need our help to stay safe and get back on their feet,” said Becky Hultberg, President and CEO of the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems (OAHHS).

The Health Care Heroes Relief Fund will support Oregon hospital workers who are victims of this disaster, or who become victims of these fires or future state or federally declared disasters.

“By donating to the OREF Health Care Heroes Relief Fund, you can help ensure displaced health care workers have access to shelter, clothing, and other essential items, and begin to help them get back what the fires took away,” said Hultberg.

All donations to the fund will be tax deductible as allowed under law. To donate, visit www.orhealthfund.org, or make checks payable to OREF Health Care Heroes Relief Fund.

OREF is a 501c3 tax-exempt organization established in 1989 by OAHHS. Its mission is to study health care-related activities including quality patient care, operational efficiencies, cost containment, problems in rural areas, and alternative delivery methods for hospitals and related health care services. The Foundation develops qualified financial resources to carry out related programs that assist OAHHS, its members, and the public.

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About OAHHS: Founded in 1934, OAHHS is a statewide, nonprofit trade association that works closely with local and national government leaders, business and citizen coalitions, and other professional health care organizations to enhance and promote community health and to continue improving Oregon’s innovative health care delivery system.

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