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OHSU Board Adopts $2 Billion Operating Budget

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New budget year begins July 1

June 27, 2012 -- The Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Board of Directors today adopted a budget of $2.085 billion for the university's operations over the next fiscal year, FY 2013, beginning July 1. The budget projects a 3% rate of revenue growth versus 6% the past two years.

"This budget reflects the reality of a slowing health care economy nationally, with declining growth rates for hospitals, and a greater demand for value," said OHSU President Joe Robertson. "It also reflects that OHSU is in a strong financial position as we enter this new era."

University of Western States Shares Space with Central City Concern

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June 27, 2012-- The University of Western States (UWS) is pleased to join Central City Concern (CCC) in the Henry Building at 315 SW 4th Avenue as it moves its long-standing West Burnside Clinic to this new site.  The UWS clinic will share ground-floor space with CCC’s Recuperative Care Program, CCC housing staff, and staff from one of CCC’s Veterans’ programs.  This newest location of the Health Centers of UWS is expected to open by the end of July.

2,027 Oregon Providers Have Received $77,210,709 Under EHR Incentive Programs

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June 25, 2012 -- Over 2000 Oregon providers were among the 100,000 health care providers who have been paid under the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) announced this week.

Integrated Pest Management Prevents Toxic Exposures at Oregon Schools

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June 20, 2012— Students aren't the only ones moving on to new things this summer.

A new law takes effect next week that will help safeguard children's health by reducing pesticide use in Oregon's schools. The policy, which requires schools to develop "IPM" or Integrated Pest Management plans, aims to help schools avoid using toxic chemicals by preventing pest problems altogether.

OHSU Named 'Leader in LGBT Equality'

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June 19, 2012 -- Oregon Health & Science University has been recognized as a "Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality" for the second
year in a row. For its efforts, OHSU is listed in the Healthcare Equality
Index 2012 report, an annual survey conducted by the Human Rights
Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the country's
largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) organization.

OHSU is one of 71 respondents that earned top marks for its
commitment to equitable, inclusive care for LGBT patients and their

O4AD Announces New Officers for 2012-14

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June 18, 2012.-– O4AD, the Oregon Association of Area Agencies on Aging & Disabilities, is pleased to announce the association’s new officers for the 2012-2014 biennium. These officers were voted in by O4AD’s Board of Directors and will serve a 2-year term.

Chair: Rodney Schroeder. Executive Director (Operations), NorthWest Senior & Disability Services

Chair-Elect: Peggy Brey. Division Director, Multnomah County Aging & Disability Services

Treasurer: Jeff Hill. Director, Washington County Disability, Aging & Veterans Services

White House Invites Oregon Experts to Share Lessons Learned in Health Information Technology

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Dr. DeOna Bridgeman of Canby represents four Oregon organizations this week

June 18, 2012 -- DeOna Bridgeman, M.D., a family practitioner at Davies Clinic in Canby has a lesson or two she’s learned lately about health information technology. And at the invitation of the White House today, she’s sharing how her clinic and colleagues have helped further Oregon’s reputation as an “early adopter” state in the new, digital world of health care.

NCNM to Create New Women’s Hormone Health Institute

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Women in Balance Association Joins Natural Medicine College

June 18, 2012 —The National College of Natural Medicine today announced that it has signed a transfer of net assets agreement with Women in Balance (WIB) Association, a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating women and health professionals about the health impact of hormone imbalance as women age. The medical college assumes immediate ownership of the Kansas-based organization and its assets.

Kaiser Permanente Northwest Wins National Medication Safety Award

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Recognition Based on Medicare 5-Star Quality Rating

June 18, 2012 — In recognition of its achievements in medication safety, Kaiser Permanente Northwest was awarded the Pharmacy Quality Alliance’s annual quality award today. The award was presented at a ceremony in Washington, D.C.

Kaiser Permanente Northwest was honored for safe use of medications for its Medicare patients. The Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA) bases its awards on the star quality ratings of the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the federal agency overseeing the health care program that insures 43 million Americans age 65 and older.

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