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Paul Holden
Paul Holden
Three new trustees join Good Samaritan Foundation board (Photo) - 04/18/18

PORTLAND, ORE. – Paul Holden, Marc Fovinci and Bill Jones have joined the Good Samaritan Foundation board of trustees.

Holden is a senior manager with Moss Adams LLP and leads the firm’s health care regulatory reporting and cost reimbursement practice. His team serves health care providers throughout the western United States and Pacific Rim. He graduated from Linfield College with an accounting degree in 2003. He is a former board member of the Oregon chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association and former trustee of The Northwest Academy.

Fovinci is a CFA, a principal and portfolio manager at Ferguson Wellman Capital Management and head of the firm’s fixed income team. Before joining Ferguson Wellman in 1991, he was a senior investment officer for the Washington State Investment Board. He earned a mechanical engineering degree from Stanford University and an MBA from the University of Washington.

Jones is a retired teacher who worked for the Hillsboro School District. He is a Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center volunteer and a former volunteer services representative to the Good Samaritan Foundation board of trustees.

The foundation advocates and raises funds for Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, which is part of Legacy Health – the largest local, nonprofit health care provider in Oregon and Southwest Washington.

Founded in 1875, Legacy Good Samaritan is a nationally acclaimed, full-service medical center with renowned doctors in heart care, cancer care, neurology, ophthalmology, weight-loss surgery and more. Located within the hospital, Legacy Rehabilitation Institute of Oregon (RIO) provides comprehensive inpatient medical and therapy programs for adults from across the Pacific Northwest.

                For more information about Good Samaritan Foundation, contact 503-415-4700 or visit www.legacyhealth.org/giving.

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Legacy Health announces Kathryn Correia as next president and CEO (Photo) - 04/11/18

Extensive national search culminates in unanimous decision

(Portland, Ore.) Legacy Health, the Portland-Vancouver metropolitan area and mid-Willamette Valley’s largest, locally owned nonprofit health system, announced today that its board of directors has unanimously chosen Kathryn Correia to be its next president and chief executive officer (CEO) effective late June 2018. Correia will succeed George Brown, M.D., as Legacy Health’s president and CEO who has served since 2008. 

"After a nationwide search, the board was unanimous in selecting Kathryn Correia to be Legacy Health’s next president and CEO," said Jeff Fullman, M.D., chairman of Legacy Health’s board of directors. "Kathryn is a mission-driven leader who aligns with Legacy’s culture of respect, service and excellence among others.  This combined with her deep experience in hospital operations, the physician community and health plan administration make her uniquely qualified to lead Legacy Health into its new chapter."

The selection of Correia is the culmination of a nationwide search process led by the Legacy Health Board of Directors’ CEO Search Committee.

“We were fortunate to have a vast pool of diverse candidates who were each carefully considered,” said Nancy Locke, chair of the board’s CEO Search Committee.  “Kathryn has over 20 years of proven experience leading large health care institutions similar in size and scope and shares many of Legacy’s core values, including a deep commitment to the community and the practice of Lean leadership, namely the development of people.”

Correia served as CEO of HealthEast, a health system serving the east-metro area of Minneapolis, Minn., until 2017 when she led the organization’s successful merger with Fairview Health Services creating the largest health system in Minnesota.  Correia then became Fairview Health Services’ chief administrative officer where she has played a key role in Fairview’s overall integration, planning, advocacy and philanthropic efforts.

"I'm honored and I'm grateful to the board for the opportunity to lead this renowned regional health care institution," said Correia. “I have spent my career building health systems that are not only dedicated to providing quality, safe and reliable care but also addressing social determinants of health through deep community engagement. I look forward to working with employees across the system to continue building on the critical mission of good health for our people, patients, communities and world.”

A selection of Correia’s notable achievements includes:

  • Initiating the integration of electronic health records systemwide on-time and on-budget.
  • Creating the Community Health Network (CHN), a joint venture Accountable Care Organization (ACO) with independent physicians that resulted in lower cost and higher quality care for patients.
  • Developing the Neighborhood Health Initiative, an innovative model of community health integration that built neighborhood resiliency and increased access to mental health and fresh, local food.

Correia holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and Literature from Denison University in Granville, Ohio; a Master's of Health Administration from The Ohio State University; and a Certificate of Health Systems Management from Harvard.  She currently serves her community on several community boards and has been recognized as one of the "100 Influential Minnesota Health Care Leaders, Recognizing Excellence” by Minnesota Physician; "100 People to Know” by Twin Cities Business Magazine; and “Top 35 Women Leaders in Health Care” by the Women's Health Leadership Trust; among others. 

She and her husband, Steve, have two sons. Correia is an avid kayaker, loves reading and enjoys preparing vegetarian cuisine. 

About Legacy Health

Legacy Health is a local, nonprofit health system with six hospitals and dedicated children’s care offered at Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel. Legacy also includes more than 70 primary care, specialty and urgent care clinics, as well as almost 3,000 providers who are either employed, on the medical staff or part of Legacy Health Partners. We have lab, research and hospice services. Among our major partnerships are PacificSource Health Plans and the Unity Center for Behavioral Health.  Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/legacyhealth and on Twitter at @OurLegacyHealth.

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Sean S. Harper, M.D.
Sean S. Harper, M.D.
New trustee joins Legacy Meridian Park Medical Foundation board (Photo) - 04/10/18

TUALATIN, ORE. – Legacy Meridian Park Medical Foundation has added a new member to its board of trustees.

Sean S. Harper, M.D., is a family medicine physician and the medical director of Legacy Medical Group in Lake Oswego. He grew up in the Pacific Northwest and is a graduate of Oregon State University and Oregon Health & Science University. While at OHSU, he spent a year caring for multi-generational families in Ecuador, which sparked his passion for family medicine. He completed his internship in general practice and his residency in family medicine at University of Utah Hospitals.

The foundation raises funds for Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center, part of Legacy Health – the largest locally-owned, nonprofit health care provider in Oregon and Southwest Washington.

Legacy Meridian Park is the South Metro area’s most advanced medical center. Specialty services include neurology, orthopedic surgery, minimally invasive and robotic surgery, cancer care and a nationally recognized stroke program.

To learn more about supporting any of Legacy Health’s hospitals or programs, call the Legacy Health Office of Philanthropy at 503-415-4700 or visit www.legacyhealth.org/giving.

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Attached Media Files: Sean S. Harper, M.D.
Meridian Park Medical Foundation approves more than $200,000 in grants - 04/10/18

The Meridian Park Medical Foundation has approved grants totaling more than $200,000 to support new technology, education and charity care at Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center.

The grants include $57,500 to purchase a SAVI Scout – a device designed to make breast cancer surgery easier for women and more efficient for health care providers. Instead of using wires to mark a tumor’s location, this new technology uses a small reflector implanted by a radiologist up to 30 days prior to surgery, which reduces the patient’s wait time and enhances their overall experience.

The foundation also approved:

  • $20,000 to help patients pay for medical equipment and other necessities;
  • $20,000 to pay for prescriptions for patients who can’t afford them;
  • $16,540 to support maintenance of the Healing Garden.

In all, the foundation approved $216,000 in grants to 29 funds that support Legacy Meridian Park.  The foundation advocates and raises funds for Meridian Park Medical Center  – part of Legacy Health – the largest local, nonprofit health care provider in Oregon and Southwest Washington.

“These grants reflect the generosity of the Meridian Park Medical Center community,” said Rod Cruickshank, foundation board chair. “We’re fortunate to have donors so committed to our mission.”

Legacy Meridian Park is the South Metro area’s most advanced medical center. Specialty services include neurology, orthopedic surgery, cancer care and a chest pain center awarded the nation’s first Gold Seal of approval in chest pain by The Joint Commission –  the nation’s principal hospital accreditation agency.

To learn more about supporting any of Legacy Health’s hospitals or programs, call the Legacy Health Office of Philanthropy at 503-415-4700 or visit www.legacyhealth.org/giving.

Legacy Emanuel is hosting the “strollin’ colon” display at the hospital on March 30 for National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. The public is invited. Photo: Courtesy of the American Cancer Society.
Legacy Emanuel is hosting the “strollin’ colon” display at the hospital on March 30 for National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. The public is invited. Photo: Courtesy of the American Cancer Society.
Legacy Emanuel promotes colorectal health - the public is invited to walk-through the "strollin' colon" (Photo) - 03/22/18

(PORTLAND, OR) To promote National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, the public is invited to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center to walk through the "strollin' colon". This inflatable, 12-foot-long, walk-through replica of a colon shows the difference between a healthy colon and one with the polyps that often lead to cancer. There will be information available on preventive screenings, such as colonoscopies, and other ways to stay healthy.

Location: Legacy Emanuel Medical Center Atrium (main level) 2801 N. Gantenbein, Portland, OR, 97227
Date: Friday, March 30, 2018
Time: 9 am -- 4 pm

According to the American Cancer Society, colon cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the U.S. Legacy doctors emphasize that colon cancer is highly curable if found and treated early. It is recommended people get screened at age 50, sooner if a person has symptoms or a family history.
"It's all about keeping you healthy for years to come," says gastroenterologist Erich Vorlop, M.D.