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Mosaic Medical CEO receives honor

By KTVZ.COM news sources
Published On: May 14 2013 01:30:34 PM CDT
PORTLAND, Ore. -

Residents of Bend, Madras and Prineville can look forward to better community health, thanks to the work of Megan Haase, CEO of Mosaic Medical.

The Oregon Primary Care Association (OPCA) has recognized Haase with one of its annual Health Center Leadership awards.  The awards honor Oregonians who contribute to the success of the state's network of community health centers. Health centers provide comprehensive, culturally competent primary care to more than 333,000 Oregonians in medically underserved communities statewide.

Haase received a "Leadership in Transformation" award for helping develop a new payment approach for health centers.  This alternative payment methodology gives health centers the flexibility to serve patients in a variety of ways beyond the office visit.  It is well aligned with Oregon's two main health care transformation models - the Coordinated Care Organization and the patient-centered primary care home.

"Transforming the health of our communities - rather than merely adjusting medical payments - takes an innovative approach and the strong leadership of people like Megan Haase," says Tammy Baney, Deschutes County commissioner and chair of the Central Oregon Health Council.  "Megan and the Mosaic team foster community and partnerships while providing life- changing services to those in need.  They are simply extraordinary."

Haase is a family nurse practitioner by training.  She has been with Mosaic since 2002 and served in the role of provider and medical director before becoming CEO in 2010.  She sits on the Central Oregon Health Council and the boards of the Rimrock Health Alliance and St. Charles Health System.

OPCA gave Health Center Leadership awards to 13 professionals in five categories.  Following is the complete list of 2013 honorees:
*     Community Health Center Value Award:  Monica Gration, data analyst, Multnomah County Health Department.  
*     Health Equities Award:  Vanetta Abdellatif, director of integrated clinical services, Multnomah County Health Department.
*     Innovation Award:  Lynn Baker, process & systems improvement director, Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center (Washington & Yamhill counties);  Ian Strauss, medical clinic coordinator, White Bird Clinic (Eugene).
*     Leadership in Transformation Awards:  Nick Gideonse, medical director, and Ern Teuber, executive director, OHSU Family Medicine at Richmond (Portland);  Megan Haase, CEO, Mosaic Medical (Bend, Madras & Prineville); Lisa Hendricks, chief operating officer, and Ginger Scott, director of nursing, Community Health Center (Medford area);  Gil Munoz, CEO, Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center (Washington & Yamhill counties); Mike Plunkett, founding dental director, Neighborhood Health Center (Clackamas & Washington counties);  Liz Powers, owner/partner, Winding Waters Clinic (Enterprise).
*     Sustainability Award:  Rebecca McBee-Wilson, executive director, Lincoln Community Health Center.

Honorees received their awards at OPCA's annual members meeting on April 26.

About OPCA:
The Oregon Primary Care Association is a nonprofit membership organization of 31 community health centers across the state.  OPCA provides advocacy on public policy and technical assistance and training to members to enhance health equities and increase access to comprehensive health care for low-income and vulnerable Oregonians.  Oregon's health centers serve more than 333,000 patients through 200 clinic sites across the state.  For more information, see http://www.orpca.org.

About Mosaic Medical:
Mosaic Medical is a non-profit healthcare organization with primary care clinics in Prineville, Bend and Madras.  A Redmond clinic is scheduled to open in June.  Additionally, Mosaic Medical serves children at the Crook County School-Based Health Center and both adults and children at the Lynch Community Clinic in Redmond.  

Mosaic Medical is dedicated to supporting physical, emotional, social and cultural wellness for every patient.  Our fees are based on a sliding scale for qualifying patients with limited or no insurance, and we accept private insurance, OHP and Medicare.  For more information, please contact Mosaic Medical at 541-447-0707 or see: www.mosaicmedical.org.

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