OPINION -- On the face of it, a general obligation bond for OHSU's Knight Cancer Institute seems to be a no-brainer. A down payment to match (and not a penny less) Phil Knight's $.5 Billion generous gesture. Win the war on cancer. Good paying jobs.
Oregon Health & Science University brought its heavyweights to the Capitol on Friday with a request that the state pitch in $200 million worth of general obligation bonds to help Oregon invest in a “cancer-curing economy.”
Typically the lobbyists at OHSU advocate for a variety of legislative measures, but this time around they’re focused on one major campaign – getting legislative approval for $200 million to support the Knight Cancer Institute.
Editor's Note: This article was corrected from an earlier version. Only the self-insured plans offered by OHSU and PEBB are exempt from the autism law passed last year.
Of Oregon’s population, 25 percent live in rural areas, but only 9 percent of medical doctors serve those communities, according to Dr. Lisa Dodson, director of Rural Health Programs at Oregon Health and Science University, who spoke at the Oregon Rural Health Conference in Portland.
September 16, 2013 – Oregon Health & Sciences University reported above-budget revenues and discussed the possible use of armed offices on campus at this week's board of directors meeting.
July 1, 2013 – Oregon Health & Science University's Board of Directors approved a budget last week that calls for an operating income of $60 million in fiscal year 2013, touting a financial strategy that will emphasize non-governmental sources of scientific research funding, continue a hiring
April 10, 2013 -- Dr. Howard Frumkin, MPH, opened his address to a crowd of 300, most of them medical and nursing students, assembled last week at the Portland Art Museum, to imagine that they were zookeepers anticipating a new shipment of frogs or butterflies. The first priority, he explained, would be to create the right habitat for those animals before they showed up.