Dr. Carla McKelvey Appointed to Oregon Health Policy Board
February 15, 2012 -- Governor John Kitzhaber has appointed Dr. Carla McKelvey to serve on the Oregon Health Policy Board.
“She brings a tremendous number of touch points to the work ahead, and I’m pleased she’s agreed to serve,” Dr. Bruce Goldberg, director of the Oregon Health Authority, told board members yesterday.
McKelvey, president of the Oregon Medical Association, is a pediatrician and the medical director of the North Bend Medical Center in Coos Bay. She replaces Dr. Charles Hofmann, an internist from Baker City, whose term ended.
There’s another vacancy on that board, with Eileen Brady, candidate for Portland mayor, stepping down when her term ended. However that position cannot be filled by anyone from the healthcare industry, according to Tina Edlund, deputy director of the Oregon Health Authority.
“Right now we have as many healthcare representatives as we can have,” Edlund told board members. Although there’s not a designated business seat on that board, she encouraged people from the large and small business community to apply by submitting their names to the Governor’s office.
“The Governor’s always looking for robust individuals, and all suggestions are welcome,” Goldberg added.
The nine-member citizen board serves as the policy-making and oversight body for the Oregon Health Authority, and is responsible for improving access, cost and quality of Oregon’s healthcare delivery system and the health of all Oregonians.
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