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A new parking strategy

11/27/2018
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It’s no secret that parking is a challenge at OHSU. As OHSU continues to grow, a number of strategies are being developed to improve access to OHSU. Guests include: Charlie Gannon - Commute Coordinator, Transportation and Parking Jenny Cadigan - Program Manager, Transportation and Parking Christine Giatt - Customer Service Manager, Transportation and Parking

Duration:00:18:43

Dog days

11/20/2018
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Research shows therapy animals offer true healing powers that, for many patients, complement the results of traditional medical treatment. OHSU Doernbecher is one of only a handful across the U.S., with two full-time hospital facility dogs who provide love, support and companionship to the hospital’s young patients, family members and staff. Guests include: Kristin Knight – Social worker, Doernbecher Children’s Hospital

Duration:00:14:19

Defining value in health care (part 1)

11/13/2018
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Value-based care is a common term in health care today. What is OHSU’s role and who are the people leading our work in this area? Guests include: Emily Barclay, Director of Primary Care and Population Health Eugene Cardi, Director of Value-based Care

Duration:00:16:25

Growing your career

11/6/2018
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The Career and Workplace Enhancement Center is a resource available to OHSU’s workforce members for personal and professional development. The CWE Center strives to engage, develop and support employees with classes, counseling, coaching and more. Guests include: Molly Clasen - Project Coordinator, Career and Workplace Enhancement Center Joshua Carruthers - Administrative Assistant, ONPRC

Duration:00:17:39

Employee Benefits in 2019 (part 2)

10/30/2018
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Open enrollment takes place Oct. 22 through Nov. 9. Employees are encouraged to review their insurance-related benefits options and make changes before the deadline. Guests include: Abby Clifton, Benefits manager

Duration:00:15:31

Employee Benefits in 2019 (part 1)

10/23/2018
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Health and wellness benefits are an important part of an employee’s total compensation. They’re also constantly evolving in a competitive job market and rapidly-changing health care environment. From Oct. 22 through Nov. 9, employees can review their insurance-related benefits options and make changes as part of OHSU’s annual Open Enrollment. Guests include: Abby Clifton, Benefits manager

Duration:00:12:33

Feedback becomes action

10/17/2018
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Earlier this year, all employees shared their feedback in the Employee Survey. Now, action-planning using this year’s results is an institutional priority. All managers have been tasked with leading each team in picking one thing for the department to focus on by Oct. 31. Guests include: Katy Fonner – Senior Organizational Development Consultant Kam Pierce – Director of Research and Education, Family Medicine Paige Perry – Practice Manager, Internal Medicine Gray Winkler – Application...

Duration:00:21:40

OHSU University Center For Excellence In Developmental Disabilities

10/8/2018
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October is National Disability Awareness Month. For nearly half a century, the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities at OHSU’s Institute on Development and Disability has been improving the lives of people with disabilities throughout Oregon. One of its programs, the summer internship program, has not only helped educate students about people with disabilities, it has changed many students’ lives.

Duration:00:18:15

Translating medicine for the masses

10/2/2018
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Dr. Albert Chi will deliver the 2018 Calvin and Mayho Tanabe Address on Tuesday, Oct. 23. Putting on an event like this is no small task. Neither is preparing to speak in front of hundreds. Guests include: Albert Chi, M.D. – Associate Professor of Surgery Tim Coffey – Senior Director of Development, OHSU Foundation

Duration:00:15:02

Combating burnout and improving wellbeing

9/25/2018
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More than half of faculty and residents in the United States are suffering from burnout. The national organization that accredits residency and fellowship programs at institutions is trying to change that. Guests include: Stuart Slavin, M.D., senior scholar for well-being at the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education

Duration:00:23:10

Creating a healthy workforce

9/17/2018
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A healthy workplace contributes to a happier, safer and more productive workforce. The team at the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences applies research discoveries to the workplace to contribute to human safety, health and wellbeing. Guests include: Steven Shea – Director Helen Schuckers – Intervention Dissemination Specialist, Research Associate Anjali Rameshbabu – Center Manager, Research Associate Sam Greenspan - Research Assistant 2

Duration:00:13:17

Reflections from OHSU presidents past and present

9/10/2018
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It’s been a month since Danny Jacobs started as OHSU’s fifth president. Dr. Jacobs and former President Joe Robertson discuss the transition, the challenges facing academic health centers, leadership and the importance of philanthropy. Guests include: Danny Jacobs, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.S., president Joe Robertson, M.D., MBA, former president

Duration:00:33:18

Advocacy through partnership and integration

9/4/2018
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The OHSU Partnership Project is a collaborative program, from providing access to medical services – to raising awareness – is an important resource for people living with HIV or AIDS, and to people in the transgender community. You can support the program by taking part in AIDS Walk, which takes place on Saturday, September 8, 2018, in Portland’s Pearl District. Guests include: Julia Lager-Mesulam, Director, OHSU Partnership Project

Duration:00:14:23

Sustainable sustainability

8/27/2018
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Scientific evidence shows, humans are affecting global climate change. Warmer summer temperatures and an increase in wildfires are evident right here in the Pacific NW. Climate change is posing risk to environmental health and serious problems for human health. Steering environmental changes is everyone’s responsibility. Guests include: Dana Bjarnason– Vice President/CNO-Healthcare Valerie Garrett – Project Manager, Design and Construction Corie Schofield – Doernbecher Children's Hospital...

Duration:00:13:56

Avoiding avoidable days

8/20/2018
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Every day, at least 10 to 15 patients at OHSU are well enough to discharge but some sort of delay is keeping them in the hospital. These “avoidable days” keep other patients from accessing the services that only OHSU can provide – and add millions of dollars per year to the already-high cost of health care. Guests include: Jennifer Mensik Division Director, Care Management

Duration:00:12:19

A new way to ride

8/13/2018
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A number of new commuting options were introduced earlier this year to help more OHSU members find alternative ways to get to work. Carpooling was identified as a program that could expanded, and Scoop carpooling launched at OHSU in May. Now, more than 100 people ride or drive with Scoop every weekday, and that number continues to grow. Guests include: Ai Thi Sprinkle – Pharmacist and frequent Scoop user Jenny Cadigan – Transportation Program Manager Michelle Gaylord – Transportation and...

Duration:00:15:26

Jessica Jordan goes to Washington

8/7/2018
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Sixty percent of Americans say the next generation will be worse off than their own, and parents are struggling to find time and provide resources to help their families thrive. What could an ideal future look like – one where decisions and policies fully support early childhood care, education, and wellbeing? Guests include: Jessica Jordan, pediatric nurse at OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital

Duration:00:12:49

Collaborative research

7/31/2018
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Increasing the speed and efficiency of research is a win for researchers and benefits overall human health. Open Science allows researchers to build on others’ work in a collaborative and transparent use of data. Guests include: Robin Champieux Research Engagement & Open Science Librarian

Duration:00:12:28

Engagement results drive improvements

7/24/2018
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More than 10,000 employees let their voices be heard in the 2018 Employee Survey. Now, work has begun to share the results and make improvements like increasing leader rounding and focused support. Guests include: Benjy Howe - Director, Learning and Organizational Development Troy Schmit - Director, Quality and Safety Management

Duration:00:17:39

Are genomes really like Legos?

7/17/2018
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The white-cheeked gibbon shares 96 percent of its genetic makeup with humans, making them a good model for investigating genomic evolution. A researcher at OHSU is using gibbons to compare DNA structures to investigate congenital diseases. Guests include: Lucia Carbone Director of Epigenetics Consortium

Duration:00:12:33