March 22: Challenges Facing Oregon’s Healthcare Workforce

Twenty percent of physicians indicate they plan to retire in the next few years and other healthcare professions are already facing shortages. What’s being done to fill the gap?

Are legislators willing to invest resources to recruit new professionals and  retain the state’s current providers?  Is a team-based approach to delivering medicine the way to go? What role should academic institutions play? How does industry fit in? And is enough attention being focused on under-served populations in both urban and rural settings?

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Ann Barr-Gillespie, PhD, DPT, Vice Provost and Executive Dean, Pacific University for the College of Health Professions
Jana Bitton, MPA, Executive Director, Oregon Center of Nursing
George Mejicano, MD, MS, FACP, Senior Associate Dean for Education, OHSU
Lesley Ogden, MD, FACEP, CEO, Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital
Sen. Elizabeth Steiner Hayward, MD (D-District 17)

Robert Duehmig, Deputy Director, Oregon Office of Rural Health, OHSU

Event Details:
7:00am Buffet Breakfast
7:30am – 9:00am Interactive panel discussion and audience questions

Multnomah Athletic Club (1849 SW Salmon St, Portland, OR 97205)
Parking is free at Multnomah Athletic Club

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