2024 Quality Week

OHSU Marquam Hill Campus

Thank you for attending the January 2024 Department of Surgery Quality Week! If you missed a talk, please find available recordings below.

Due to a winter weather cancellation, the all-day Quality Advance has been rescheduled to Friday, May 3, 2024. For more information, contact us here.

Vizient Overview and the Quality & Accountability Scorecard

Presented by Christy St. John, M.S.N., R.N., NI-BC, CPHQ
Director Operations and Quality Delivery, Solutions Strategy and Analytics Delivery 

Optimizing Care for the Geriatric Surgical Patient


Pre-operative Nutritional Approaches in “Older Adult” Populations:  Can focused nutrition intervention alter the post-operative trajectory?

Presented by Robert Martindale, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Surgery, Division of Gastrointestinal & General Surgery at OHSU and Medical Director of Hospital Nutrition Services, OHSU

Perioperative cognition in older surgical patients 

Presented by Katie Schenning, M.D., M.P.H., M.C.R.  
Preoperative Medicine Clinic Assistant Director and Associate Professor of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine in the School of Medicine, OHSU

Age Friendly Health Systems: A framework for high value surgical care for older adults

Presented by Kathleen Drago, M.D.  
Associate Professor of Medicine, OHSU Division of General Internal Medicine & Geriatrics 

Geriatric NSQIP-the benefits of becoming a center of excellence

Presented by Marcia Russell, M.D. 
Associate Professor of Surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and Vice-Chair for the ACS Committee on Geriatric Surgery Verification 

Department of Surgery Grand Rounds

Improving Improvement

Presented by Clifford Ko, M.D., M.S., M.S.H.S., F.A.C.S., F.A.S.C.R.S.
Professor and Vice Chair of Surgery, UCLA Department of Surgery

Director, Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care, American College of Surgeons