The John Kitzhaber, M.D. Chair on Health Care Policy

The Foundation for Medical Excellence Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Governor John Kitzhaber, M.D. will continue his work with the Foundation as the first recipient of the John Kitzhaber, M.D. Chair on Health Care Policy.

The Chair creates an environment for Dr. Kitzhaber to provide the vision and leadership that has made Oregon a healthcare pioneer. He will be active in research, writing and speaking on the national quest to make quality health care affordable and available to all.

We believe few individuals in America are more qualified to have a major role in healthcare reform than Governor Kitzhaber. His combined experience as a physician, an elected official, and an eloquent speaker, bring us hope that for the first time in our nation’s history, we can develop a sustainable healthcare system that provides coverage to everyone. And we can do it first here in Oregon.

You are invited to be a part of this exciting project

In July 2002, The Foundation board voted unanimously to raise $1 million to fund the John Kitzhaber, M.D. Chair on Health care Policy, and contributed $200,000 to launch it.

Please join us by supporting this Chair with your generous contribution. Financial commitments may be paid over a period of up to four years.

Those who contribute $10,000 or more will be invited to participate in a series of special events through the years with the Governor.

Whatever amount you decide to contribute will be greatly appreciated by The Foundation.

For further information, please contact us.