Gun violence: A public health issue

OHSU is a community of people dedicated to healing others and advancing scientific knowledge. With our country in the midst of a gun violence crisis, OHSU, along with Portland State University, the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health and a broad array of community stakeholders joined together to address gun violence as a public health issue. Learn more about the initiative.

Partners for Healthy Lives

 As Oregon’s only academic health center, OHSU has a special place in the life of Oregonians. We are a unique health and education resource for the state, and our goal is to improve the health and well being of all Oregonians.

We take pride in being a community leader, a good partner, and a good neighbor. On this site, you can read about OHSU’s efforts in areas as varied as green buildings and environmental sustainability, and the Oregon Opportunity campaign to advance biomedical research.

OHSU as a Public Corporation

OHSU as a Public Corporation

Since becoming a public corporation in 1995, OHSU has grown substantially – serving more patients, educating more students and conducting more research than ever before.

OHSU as a Public Corporation: Launching a period of growth and programmatic excellence explains how the change in governance model from a state agency to a public corporation allowed OHSU to expand its missions while also taking greater responsibility for its own decisions.

In this report, OHSU President Joe Robertson, M.D., M.B.A., explores a number of essential questions: What was OHSU like before the change? What conditions made change necessary? What alternatives were considered? What benefits has the change brought? What does the future hold?

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