May 20, 2020

Around the nation: Oregon Supreme Court stays ruling striking down state's stay-at-home order

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    Oregon's Supreme Court has stayed a ruling by Baker County Circuit Judge Matthew Shirtcliff that would have blocked more than 10 executive orders Gov. Kate Brown has issued since March 8 to stem the spread of the new coronavirus, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Texas.

    • California/Pennsylvania: Rite Aid last week announced that it has partnered with Instacart to provide at-home delivery for health care and grocery items. The delivery service is now available at more than 2,400 Rite Aid locations in 18 states and can be accessed through the Instacart app (Anderson, Becker's Hospital Review, 5/13; Rite Aid release, 5/13).

    • Oregon: Oregon's Supreme Court has stayed a ruling by Baker County Circuit Judge Matthew Shirtcliff that declared Gov. Kate Brown's (D) executive orders closing nonessential businesses and ordering residents to stay home exceeded Brown's authority and therefore are "null and void." Shirtcliff issued a preliminary injunction that would have blocked more than 10 executive orders Brown has issued since March 8, but Oregon's Supreme Court has stayed Shirtcliff's ruling, meaning it will not take effect while the state's high court reviews the case (Jacoby, Baker City Herald, 5/18; Flaccus, Associated Press, 5/19).

    • Texas: Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-McKinney has named Erin Blair as the campus' new president. Blair most recently served as interim president of the McKinney campus and has previously served as director of professional services and VP of operations at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-McKinney (Gooch, Becker's Hospital Review, 5/18).

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