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February 7 program.

Luncheon, 11:30 a.m.

Program, Noon

Willamette Heritage Center
at The Mill
1313 Mill Street, SE
Salem, OR 97301-6351
For luncheon reservations, call 503.370.2808 or email
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 SCC programs can be seen on CCTV, Comcast Cable Channel 21, for two weeks starting the Wednesday after the meeting on Wednesdays at 4pm, Thursdays at 4:30pm, Fridays at 7pm, and Saturdays at 1pm.

 Salem City Club’s mission:

“ provide a common meeting ground for persons of divergent  beliefs, politics and occupations, for the interchange of ideas and stimulation of intelligent thinking and action on civic affairs; and to inform and activate its members and the community in public matters, and to arouse in them an appreciation of the responsibilities of citizenship.”


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Platinum Contributors

Kathleen Beaufait
Egon & Diana Bodtker
Beverly Bow
Deborah Dancik & Edd LeSage
Britta Lion Franz
Roger P. Gillette
Mary Kamppi
Steve Kenney
Jan & Les Margosian
Anita Saalfeld
Linda Teal
Bob & Leslie Zeigen
Gold Contributors
Keith York & Mary Hart
Ruth Young

Silver Contributors
Adele Egan
Nancy Kuehn
Bill Mainwaring
Raquel Moore-Green
Kathy & Steve Sansone
Martha H. Curry

And thank you to those members who donated and wish to remain anonymous
January 28,  Volume 46, Issue 11

Coordinated Care Organizations:

Oregon’s Unique Approach

to Better Health Care Outcomes
The 4th program of a five-part series on Health Care for Oregonians:
Health Care Reform in the Salem Community

 Poster Sessions will precede and follow the main program.  See below.

Sponsored by

Join us Friday, February 7 at noon, as we continue our series on Health Care for Oregonians:  Health Care Reform in the Salem Community.  We are proud to feature an outstanding panel of speakers: Ruth Rogers Bauman, Cheryl Nester Wolfe and Dr. William C. "Bud" Pierce

This panel program will explain how Coordinated Care Organizations (CCOs) hope to improve the delivery of Medicaid and OHP services to the uninsured and under-insured population of Oregon. The goal of CCOs is to provide a more coordinated and efficient health care delivery system to this sizable population.  Federal financial assistance and oversight will be a mandatory part of this system overhaul.  No doubt there will be high hurdles on the road to a successful state-wide CCO program.

Ms. Bauman, Ms. Wolfe and Dr. Pierce are key players in the ongoing implementation of our local Mid-Willamette Valley CCO, known as Willamette Valley Community Health,  which currently has 75,000 enrollees.

Ruth Rogers Bauman is currently the CEO of ATRIO Health Plans, a Medicare Advantage health plan in Douglas, Klamath, Marion and Polk counties, and is Chairwoman of the WVCH Board of Directors. She spent more than 25 years with Oregon Regence Plans, serving as Vice President of Actuarial and Underwriting Services and as Director of Actuarial Services.  She has advised a variety of state and federal task forces dealing with Medicaid and Medicare issues.

Cheryl Nester Wolfe, RN, joined Salem Health in 2007 as the Sr. Vice President of Operations and
Chief Nursing Officer. She is currently the Chief Operating Officer of Salem Health and the current Vice Chair of the WVCH CCO.  In addition she served as Past President of the Northwest Organization of Nurse Executives and is Secretary of the United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley.
William C. “Bud” Pierce, M.D., has been in medical hematology/oncology private practice for 20 years. He is a member of the Salem Cancer Institute and the OHSU Knight Cancer Center. He serves on the Oregon Quality Corporation and the WVP Health Authority Board of Directors. Dr. Pierce is Immediate Past President of the Oregon Medical Association, and has served as President of the Marion/Polk County Medical Society.

11:15 – 11:45 a.m. Poster Sessions
Noon – 1:00 p.m. Main Program
1:00 – 1:15 p.m. Poster Sessions

CCOs are the centerpiece of Oregon’s publicly funded health care strategy.  WVCH will present three poster sessions showcasing innovative programs that seek to transform health care, improve client health, and lower costs.

 Healthy Living, a program designed to educate patients on living with chronic disease. Lavinia Goto, RN., Program Manager.

Emergency Department Intervention Team (EDIT), a program designed to provide wrap-around services to patients routinely using emergency rooms.  Kattie Lueken, M.D.,
Chief Medical Officer, and Stuart Bradley, MPH, Director of Quality Improvement.

MOMs, a program designed to provide mentors for at-risk, pregnant mothers to deliver healthy babies. Debbie Hall, Director.

Please join us Friday, February 7, 2014, as we present the fourth program in our series Health Care for Oregonians:  Health Care Reform in the Salem Community, at the Willamette Heritage Center at the Mill.  This program is generously sponsored by Salem Health.   For lunch reservations email before noon Wednesday, February 5, 2014Parking is free.  Doors open at 11:30 AM.  For more information on this program please go to

Mark Your Calendar,

     Save the Dates

 February 19:  State of the City Address:  Mayor Anna Peterson.  A joint effort by Salem City Club, Downtown Rotary, and the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce.  Noon - 1:30 p.m. at the Salem Convention Center.

February 21: At the Helm of NOAA: Science and Policy from Sharks to Rats.  Dr. Jane Lubchenco, former Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; currently Valley Professor of Marine Biology and Distinguished Professor of Zoology, Oregon State University.

March 7: 
“Win, Place, Show: Wagering on Health Care Reform."  This is the fifth program in the series, Health Care for Oregonians: Health Care Reform in the Salem Community.

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