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Founders

The First Twenty Years

Ethical issues in health care pose some of the most challenging questions that health professionals ever face. And the questions change - each advancement in technology, each new piece of legislation - can bring a fresh barrage of vexing ethical dilemmas for health professionals and society at large.List of Center for Ethics in Health Care Founders
 
The OHSU Center for Ethics in Health Care was established in 1989 to address these pressing concerns by seeking solutions through collaboration, scholarly debate and research among many disciplines. The ultimate goals of the Center are to promote more careful attention to the rights and dignity of individual patients and to increase the participation of health care professionals in this society's search for just and prudent health policies.
  
The Founders Board of the Center, which hangs near the entrance and lists the major donors that helped initiate the Center, carries in large letters two of the Center's core values: 

                                                                                                                                                                                      
Center for Ethics in Health Care Founders

Archstone Foundation
Lisa Andrus-Rivera
Evona Brim
The California HealthCare Foundation
Alyce R. Cheatham
The Collins Foundation
Maribeth W. Collins
Truman Collins
Samantha Davi
The Denison Family Fund of the OCF
Barbara Durkheimer
Bill & Karen Early
M. Lowell Edwards Foundation
Margaret Watt Edwards
John & Betty Gray
The Greenwall Foundation
Ned & Sis Hayes
Eric & Ronna Hoffman Fund of the OCF

Mary D. Hughes
The Samuel S. Johnson Foundation
The Kinsman Foundation
John Kinsman
Daniel & Margaret Labby
Joanne McAdam
Meyer Memorial Trust
Madeline Brill Nelson
Non Nocere Foundation
The Retirement Research Foundation
Barbara K. Rice
Carol Santesson
Cherida Collins Smith
Cornelia Hayes Stevens
Summerville Fund of the OCF
Cyrus B. Sweet III
Hank Swigert
Susan Hawes Swindells
Susan W. Tolle
The Arthur vining Davis Foundations
William B. Webber
Bill & Helen Jo Whitsell
Celia Bast Young