Robot Distributes Medication at Hospital

(CNN) — Doctors and administrators at the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center are giving high marks to its new so-called robotic pharmacy. The technology is changing hospital pharmacies. Making sure hospital patients like Jorge Rico get the right medicine is critical. He’s being treated for leukemia at UCSF, the University of California, San … Continue reading »

4J to Change School Nurse Services

EUGENE, Ore. — The 4J School District is changing its nursing services next year. The district will close its four health centers at its high schools, but it will also hire seven more nurses. The district says next year each high school will have a school nurse. It says a nurse will also be assigned to serve … Continue reading »

Senate Approves Bill Affecting Nurses

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Senate approved a measure Thursday that would allow nurse practitioners statewide to dispense medicine. Senate President Peter Courtney, who sponsored Senate Bill 8, says there are not enough doctors to treat everyone. Legislators say nurse practitioners in rural counties already are allowed to dispense medicine. Senate Bill 8 would grant … Continue reading »