Excellence personified

OHSU Professional Staff recognize colleagues for outstanding contributions to clinical care

May 11, 2015

More than 987,000 patient visits take place every year at OHSU. Within each visit are the efforts of health care providers aiming for excellence, patient satisfaction and quality. Seven members of the OHSU Professional Staff – the organizational home of all licensed independent practitioners who provide care within the OHSU health system – were called out for outstanding contributions to clinical care during the annual meeting May 7.

Congratulations to the following clinicians for recognition by their colleagues; they are excellence, personified.

Professional Staff awards 2015, pediatrics, IDD, medicineTamara Grigsby, M.D., clinical associate professor of pediatrics, OHSU School of Medicine, received an award for innovation in new models of clinical care and interdisciplinary teams. Dr. Grigsby started a Safe Sleep Coalition within the Institute on Development and Disability to provide education, quality improvement and communication around infant safe sleep and created a multidisciplinary team of child abuse pediatricians, social workers, psychologists and general pediatric residents and staff who come together weekly to discuss patients who are socially at risk.

Professional Staff awards 2015, melanoma, multidisciplinaryA multidisciplinary team was recognized for clinical quality and systems-based care. OHSU School of Medicine faculty members John Vetto, M.D., professor of surgery, Sancy Leachman, M.D., Ph.D., professor and chair of dermatology, and Matt Taylor, M.D., assistant professor of medicine, are leading the Multidisciplinary Melanoma Program. This is a comprehensive program developing a framework for research studies for all stages of disease, referral patterns and clinical algorithms, which will give the melanoma team a platform for tissue banking, research support and fundraising.

Professional Staff awards 2015, education, student, fellowAs an academic health center, OHSU incorporates education, research and health care into its everyday operations. Bart Moulton, M.D., assistant professor of medicine, OHSU School of Medicine, received the award for upholding the missions of education and research in the clinical setting. He was called out for being an outstanding educator on every level, for reorganizing the weekly fellows' conference in his unit, for reorganizing the first- and second-year medical student lectures and for being a co-block director in the YOUR M.D. curriculum.

Professional Staff awards 2015, heart transplant, medicineRobin Miller, M.N., MPH, ACNP, instructor of medicine, OHSU School of Medicine, received a Professional Staff award for her work to improve the culture of service excellence at OHSU. A team of her colleagues were in attendance to applaud her for increasing patient and family satisfaction, eliminating delays and increasing patient safety in her work in the Heart Failure and Heart Transplantation unit.

Professional Staff awards 2015, professionalism, medicineThe award for professionalism at OHSU was given to Matt Slater, M.D., professor of surgery, OHSU School of Medicine and chair, OHSU Professional Board. Dr. Slater represents excellence in his professionalism and his craft and consistently performs in a very highly charged and emotional environment to achieve amazing results. Paul Flint, M.D., professor and chair of otolaryngology, head and neck surgery, praised Dr. Slater for his leadership as Professional Board chair and Quality and Safety Executive Committee chair over the past several years. Effective July 1, Dr. Slater will transition to past-chair.

Pictured (top to bottom):

  • Dr. Grigsby receives her award from Dr. Slater
  • Dr. Vetto receives the multidisciplinary award from Dr. Slater (not pictured: Drs. Leachman and Taylor)
  • Dr. Moulton receives his award from Dr. Slater
  • Robin Miller receives her award from Dr. Slater
  • Charles Kilo, M.D., MPH, chief medical officer, OHSU Healthcare, presents Dr. Slater with his award