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Bonuses Paid to OHSU President Joe Robertson Called Into Question

A constituent is asking Governor Kate Brown’s office to get involved.

Les Ruark, a wheat and alfalfa farmer in eastern Oregon who spent years at the State Capitol as a Senate aide, has taken on a gargantuan task – he’s questioning the bonuses paid to top executives at Oregon Health & Science University.

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.

OHSU Appears Willing to Bail out Moda Health

Meanwhile, Moda Health will maintain its presence in California but leaving the Washington market.

Moda Health, which has been wringing its hands after learning that the federal government wouldn’t pay back $89.5 million from its risk corridor program in 2014, may have found a guardian angel. . .

OHSU Income $40 Million Better than Budgeted, Record Net Worth

Oregon Health & Science University celebrates 20 years as a “public corporation” with double the patients and students and quadruple the budget since 1995, president Joe Robertson told the OHSU board in his opening comments.

OHSU operating income for the 2015 fiscal is $110 million, $40 million above budget and $15 million or 16 percent more than the prior year.

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