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.
Photo of Diane Lund-Muzikant