Laura Pierce

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Current Appointments
Adjunct Instructor, Division of Management

M.S. Healthcare Management, Oregon Health Sciences University
M.S.W., Portland State University
B.S. Psychology, Oregon State University

Laura is a patient-centered leader whose values and commitment to the well-being of others are anchored in her early role as a social worker and leader. This experience included private practice in family therapy, emergency department social work and crisis intervention. During this time Laura provided operational management of social work services to three PH&S Emergency department and participated in the design and build out of a new Emergency Department. This was the catalyst for a move into designing health care environments to better serve patients and those who care for them. Currently, Laura is a Peer Review Specialist in OHSU's Healthcare Quality Management division.