CORONAVIRUS, Government, Oregon

Oregon Health Authority Director Patrick Allen hospitalized after fall

The director of the agency tasked with leading the state’s coronavirus response was hospitalized Sunday morning after a fall the Oregon Health Authority described as "serious." 

OHA Director Patrick Allen is currently undergoing evaluation for subsequent heart issues, the OHA said in a press release Tuesday, and is expected to be discharged to his home soon. 

The OHA stressed that the hospitalization was unrelated to the coronavirus, noting that Allen does not have COVID-19.

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“Director Allen has helped Oregon get through the COVID-19 pandemic with among the lowest rates of hospitalizations and deaths . . .

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