2013 Bridges to Healthcare
We were pleased to honor the following health care volunteers at the 2013 Bridges to Health Care:
One of the most challenging specialties to recruit for is orthopedics. Project Access NOW is so fortunate to have secured a volunteer commitment from Orthopedic + Fracture Specialists early on in the program. Not only was Orthopedic + Fracture Specialists among the very first orthopedic groups to volunteer, they have also been among the most generous and most reliable clinics we have worked with. We are so pleased to honor this clinic and its generous providers and clinic staff.
Compass Oncology has been committed to caring for the under-served long before Project Access NOW existed. Compass provides a significant amount of cancer treatment directly and through their association with The US Oncology Network, they are able to secure donated cancer treatments to broaden access to care. Despite the fact that Compass Oncology has a monthly limit of cases they can accept from us, if there is more need, they are always willing to do what they can to meet it. We are so fortunate to have this incredibly generous clinic among our most utilized volunteers.
Oregon Anesthesiology Group was the very first group to commit to Project Access NOW and provided key momentum to get other groups involved. OAG generously donates anesthesia services for well over half of the surgeries donated through Project Access NOW. Much like our hospital partners, OAG simply takes care of the people that need surgery. OAG has consistently gone above and beyond to meet the needs of the many Project Access NOW patients who need anesthesiology services. We are so grateful for the leadership and consistent generosity provided by Oregon Anesthesiology Group.
As Executive Director for Community Services and Development for Providence Health and Services, Priscilla Lewis‘s leadership within and between hospital systems has been critical to the success of Project Access NOW and other efforts that have provided significant benefit to those most in need in our community. She is among the most active founders of Project Access NOW and her vocal support of the current and potential value of Project Access NOW has been nothing short of heroic. She will be profoundly missed on the board of directors, but we know her support is not merely professional and that we will continue to see her finger prints on good works within our community.
Photos from Bridges to Health Care 2013