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Welcome

The Foundation for Medical Excellence promotes quality health care and sound health policy through physician education, research & other collaborative efforts.

Our educational offerings center on contemporary medical issues facing practicing physicians—communication, leadership, physician well-being, and the challenges of providing universal health care.

Our News & Upcoming Events

Clinician Well-Being Conference

Friday, October 14, 2016
Portland Hilton Hotel
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Chronic Pain Management Conference

March 10-11, 2017
Vancouver, BC Canada
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Northwest Healthcare Leadership Institute

Program classes will be held in October & November, 2016 – February & March, 2017.
Application and acceptance into the program are required.
Applications and program details available online.

Purpose of the Program

While many health systems in the Pacific Northwest have created their own leadership programs, no individual program can model the trans-institutional skills required to lead organizations in a future where business, health care, government, and community increasingly interact. This program will not teach everything a leader needs to know, because the requisite skills 5 years from now have not yet been defined. It will teach all the capacities a leader will need to guide a learning organization.

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Officers and Directors

Timothy Goldfarb, MHSA President
Robert Keating, JD
Vice-Chairman
Partner, Keating Jones Hughes, P.C.
Walter McDonald, MD
Secretary-Treasurer
Former Vice-President, Amercian College of Physicians
Charles Kilo, MD
Chairman
Chief Medical Officer, OHSU
William Johnson, MD President, MODA Health
Lewis Low, MD Senior Vice-President & Chief Medical Officer, Legacy Health