OHSU Plans to Create First Children's Hospital in One Location

Right now Legacy Emanuel offers similar services on its campus and has for many years.

OHSU has announced its expansion of Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, making it the  “the first children’s hospital in the Pacific Northwest … . to offer comprehensive obstetric, neonatal and developmental medicine services in one location,” 

Governor’s Office Has No Authority over Bonuses Paid to OHSU Execs

Les Ruark, who brought forward the issue, would like the state’s Higher Education Coordinating Council, to have a seat on OHSU’s board.

The bonuses paid to OHSU’s top-paying executives including President Joe Robertson are not the purview of Governor Brown’s office. Those decisions rest with the Oregon Health & Science University board, which is appointed by the Governor.

Culture of Safety Embodies Work of Dana Bjarnason

After joining OHSU last year, she’s embraced an Institute of Medicine report on the future of nursing and helped secure a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant to strengthen the work of the Oregon Health Coalition.

Creating a culture of safety for patients at OHSU lies at the heart of Dana Bjarnason, who became inspired after hearing a talk by Sully Sullenberger.

Job Seekers with Disabilities Linked to Employers, Recruiters

OHSU event looks like any other networking gig – just with more wheelchairs, service dogs, walkers, canes, sign interpreters and even “facilitator catalysts” for the shy.

Two years ago, Emily Purry’s husband had to nudge her out of the car to attend the event as a job seeker. “I didn’t know how to start conversations,” Purry said. “I just listened in.”

Cranes Start Moving on OHSU’s South Waterfront Buildings in January

The OHSU board approved bond financing for the Knight Cancer Research Building, the Center for Health and Healing South and Patient/Family Housing bringing its total debt to $1 billion.

The CHH-South project with an ambulatory hospital of 15 operating rooms and 48 patient rooms is expected to cost $309 million, including $9 million allocated from the annual hospital capital budget. The Knight Cancer Research facilities total $200 million.


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