Dr. Honora Englander named Forty under 40 honoree

February 3, 2015

Dr. Honora Englander

Honora Englander, M.D., associate professor of medicine, OHSU School of Medicine, is an honoree in the Portland Business Journal's 2015 Forty under 40 class.

Dean Mark Richardson nominated her for the award, which recognizes business leaders who have made significant contributions in the Portland area, through both career accomplishments and civic or community involvement.

Dr. Englander is co-founder and director of Care Transitions Innovation (C-TraIn), a program to improve patients' care as they transition from the hospital to home. C-TraIn identifies socioeconomically vulnerable adults at high risk for adverse events after hospitalization and helps bridge their care through a patient-centered, interdisciplinary approach that includes education, home or community visits after hospitalization and timely access to local services and outpatient care. C-TraIn has served more than 1,000 adults with complex medical needs, many who face poverty, homelessness and addiction.

"Dr. Englander has made an impact in local and national health care reform. Care transitions – the movement of patients from the hospital to home – are an increasingly important aspect of systematic health care change," wrote Dean Richardson in his nomination letter. "C-TraIn provides a mechanism to identify system-wide gaps and infrastructure that can support improvements, an essential step toward fulfilling health care transformation goals in Oregon – and the nation."

View photos of the honorees here. Dr. Englander was recognized at a Feb. 19 luncheon: See luncheon pictures at the Portland Business Journal website.