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Oregon Ranked 3rd Worst State in the Union For Doctors

Monday, March 30, 2015

 

Throughout the United States the medical field is one of the most celebrated lines of work. Doctors are highly regarded by society because of their work associated with our everyday life. 

Unfortunately for Oregon, we were ranked as one of the one of the worst states for doctors according to Wallethub.com. The overall ranking has Oregon as the third worst state for doctors, (or the 49th best.) The study ranked all 50 states and D.C., and only New Jersey and Rhode Island ranked worse than Oregon. 

This ranking took multiple factors into account including earning potential, competition, patient populations, risks related to the job, incorporating state medical board penalties, malpractice payouts and the cost of malpractice insurance.

There are many reasons as to why Oregon was ranked as one of the worst states. Factors such as: the Affordable Health Care Act, a rise in the number of branded hospitals, and the impending retirement of baby boomers could potentially contribute to Oregon’s poor ranking. 

The medical field is an ever-changing industry, so in order for Oregon to improve its ranking we will have to learn to adapt to these changes.

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Related Slideshow: 30 Oregon Nursing Homes with the Most Deficiencies

Below are the 30 Oregon nursing homes with the most deficiencies in federal health and safety standards. Homes are listed in order of least to most deficiencies. Data encompasses inspections over a three to four-year period in order to provide a more complete picture. Some nursing homes may have since corrected the deficiencies identified during the most recent inspections. Source: federal Medicare data obtained through the ProPublica database. 

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#30

Hood River Care Center

Hood River

Total Deficiencies: 23

Serious Deficiencies: 0

Fines: $2,990

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*Note: Number of deficiencies is the total over a four-year period. The above link is for only the most recent inspection report.

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#29

Hearthstone Nursing And Rehabilitation Center

Medford

Total Deficiencies: 30

Serious Deficiencies: 0

Fines: $3,185

Read the most recent inspection report

*Note: Number of deficiencies is the total over a four-year period. The above link is for only the most recent inspection report.

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#28

Marquis Springfield

Springfield

Total Deficiencies: 21

Serious Deficiencies: 0

Fines: 0

Read the most recent inspection report

*Note: Number of deficiencies is the total over a four-year period. The above link is for only the most recent inspection report.

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#27

Corvallis Manor

Corvallis

Total Deficiencies: 18

Serious Deficiencies: 0

Fines: 0

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*Note: Number of deficiencies is the total over a four-year period. The above link is for only the most recent inspection report.

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#26

Village Health Care

Gresham

Total Deficiencies: 12

Serious Deficiencies: 0

Fines: $1,600

Read the most recent inspection report

*Note: Number of deficiencies is the total over a four-year period. The above link is for only the most recent inspection report.

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#25

Fair View Transitional Health Center

Grants Pass 

Total Deficiencies: 21

Serious Deficiencies: 0

Fines: $975

Read the most recent inspection report

*Note: Number of deficiencies is the total over a four-year period. The above link is for only the most recent inspection report.

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#24

Prestige Care And Rehabilitation Of Reedwood

Portland

Total Deficiencies: 10

Serious Deficiencies: 0

Fines: 0

Read the most recent inspection report

*Note: Number of deficiencies is the total over a four-year period. The above link is for only the most recent inspection report.

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#23

Avamere Rehabilitation Of Eugene

Eugene

Total Deficiencies: 24

Serious Deficiencies: 0

Fines: $1,170

Read the most recent inspection report

*Note: Number of deficiencies is the total over a four-year period. The above link is for only the most recent inspection report.

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#22

Columbia Basin Care Facility

The Dalles

Total Deficiencies: 16

Serious Deficiencies: 0

Fines: 0

Read the most recent inspection report

*Note: Number of deficiencies is the total over a four-year period. The above link is for only the most recent inspection report.

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#21

Hillside Heights Rehab Center

Eugene

Total Deficiencies: 15

Serious Deficiencies: 0

Fines: $3,450

Read the most recent inspection report

*Note: Number of deficiencies is the total over a four-year period. The above link is for only the most recent inspection report.

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#20

Porthaven Healthcare Center

Portland

Total Deficiencies: 19

Serious Deficiencies: 0

Fines: $975

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*Note: Number of deficiencies is the total over a four-year period. The above link is for only the most recent inspection report.

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#19

Prestige Care And Rehabilitation - Menlo Park

Portland

Total Deficiencies: 31

Serious Deficiencies: 0

Fines: $975

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*Note: Number of deficiencies is the total over a four-year period. The above link is for only the most recent inspection report.

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#18

Baycrest Health Center

North Bend

Total Deficiencies: 35 

Serious Deficiencies: 0

Fines: $5,600

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*Note: Number of deficiencies is the total over a four-year period. The above link is for only the most recent inspection report.

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#17

Avamere Crestview Of Portland

Portland

Total Deficiencies: 33

Serious Deficiencies: 0

Fines: $975

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*Note: Number of deficiencies is the total over a four-year period. The above link is for only the most recent inspection report.

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#16

Avamere Health Services Of Rogue Valley

Medford

Total Deficiencies: 27

Serious Deficiencies: 0

Fines: $2,275

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*Note: Number of deficiencies is the total over a four-year period. The above link is for only the most recent inspection report.

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#15

Providence Benedictine Nc

Mount Angel

Total Deficiencies: 14

Serious Deficiencies: 0

Fines: 0

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*Note: Number of deficiencies is the total over a four-year period. The above link is for only the most recent inspection report.

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#14

Regency Gresham Nursing & Rehab Center

Gresham

Total Deficiencies: 26

Serious Deficiencies: 0

Fines: 0

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*Note: Number of deficiencies is the total over a four-year period. The above link is for only the most recent inspection report.

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#13

Presbyterian Community Care Center

Ontario

Total Deficiencies: 10

Serious Deficiencies: 0

Fines: 0

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*Note: Number of deficiencies is the total over a four-year period. The above link is for only the most recent inspection report.

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#12

Rose City Nursing Home

Portland

Total Deficiencies: 30

Serious Deficiencies: 1

Fines: 0

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*Note: Number of deficiencies is the total over a four-year period. The above link is for only the most recent inspection report.

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#11

Saint Alphonsus Care Center

Baker City

Total Deficiencies: 28

Serious Deficiencies: 1

Fines: 0

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*Note: Number of deficiencies is the total over a four-year period. The above link is for only the most recent inspection report.

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#10

Sheridan Care Center

Sheridan

Total Deficiencies: 15

Serious Deficiencies: 1

Fines: $4,095

Read the most recent inspection report

*Note: Number of deficiencies is the total over a four-year period. The above link is for only the most recent inspection report.

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#9

Regency Hermiston Nursing & Rehab Center

Hermiston

Total Deficiencies: 26

Serious Deficiencies: 1

Fines: $3,250

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*Note: Number of deficiencies is the total over a four-year period. The above link is for only the most recent inspection report.

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#8

Sherwood Park Nursing & Rehab Center

Keizer

Total Deficiencies: 28

Serious Deficiencies: 1

Fines: $975

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*Note: Number of deficiencies is the total over a four-year period. The above link is for only the most recent inspection report.

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#7

Green Valley Rehabilitation Health Center

Eugene

Total Deficiencies: 47

Serious Deficiencies: 1

Fines: $9,750

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*Note: Number of deficiencies is the total over a four-year period. The above link is for only the most recent inspection report.

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#6

Glisan Care Center

Portland

Total Deficiencies: 33

Serious Deficiencies: 1

Fines: $3,450

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*Note: Number of deficiencies is the total over a four-year period. The above link is for only the most recent inspection report.

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#5

Milwaukie Convalescent Center

Milwaukie

Total Deficiencies: 48

Serious Deficiencies: 2

Fines: $7,475

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*Note: Number of deficiencies is the total over a four-year period. The above link is for only the most recent inspection report.

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#4

Marquis Piedmont Post Acute Rehab

Portland

Total Deficiencies: 18

Serious Deficiencies: 2

Fines: $3,965

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*Note: Number of deficiencies is the total over a four-year period. The above link is for only the most recent inspection report.

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#3

Gresham Rehab And Specialty Care

Gresham

Total Deficiencies: 18

Serious Deficiencies: 2

Fines: $5,525

Read the most recent inspection report

*Note: Number of deficiencies is the total over a four-year period. The above link is for only the most recent inspection report.

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#2

Marquis Mt Tabor

Portland

Total Deficiencies: 26

Serious Deficiencies: 2

Fines: $4,550

Read the most recent inspection report

*Note: Number of deficiencies is the total over a four-year period. The above link is for only the most recent inspection report.

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#1

Laurelhurst Village Rehabilitation Center

Portland

Total Deficiencies: 19

Serious Deficiencies: 4

Fines: 0

Read the most recent inspection report

*Note: Number of deficiencies is the total over a four-year period. The above link is for only the most recent inspection report.

 
 

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