December 3rd, 2009 By JONATHAN CROWL | News | Posted In: CLEAN UP

Oregon Health News Folds


Nineteen years after its founding as a pioneering watchdog in the health-care industry, the Oregon Health News is folding, according to the online Lund Report. The newsletter had a reputation as a hard-hitting source of information, and it was a valuable resource to lawyers, lawmakers and journalists across the state.

In an email obtained by the Lund Report, the group explained, "The economic recession resulted in a decline in event sponsorships and subscriptions, a loss which the organization was unable to overcome."

The Lund Report is led by Diane Lund-Muzikant, founder of the Oregon Health News, who was fired in 2006 for what she claimed was the organization's desire to capitalize on revenue opportunities and, ironically, turn the newsletter into a bigger moneymaker.

Nothing on the Oregon Health News website announces the closure. Calls to the organization's office were unanswered.

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