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HSPR Staff Honored with OHA Director Awards
Bruse presenting the award
By Julie Black
 
Multiple members of the HSPR staff were recently acknowledged by Oregon Health Authority Director Bruce Goldberg, M.D., with OHA Director’s Excellence Awards for their outstanding service. This is a prestigious honor given to those who serve their organizations and communities far beyond expectations.
 
This summer Elizabeth Miglioretto, Justin Schumacher and Brian Mahoney, preparedness liaisons, were honored with the award for their work on the “Le Omelette” database. The purpose of the database is to gather data from counties regarding public health preparedness. The information from this inventory is being used to help local public health preparedness coordinators prepare work plans.
 
"This project was, and continues to be, quite the challenge," says Elizabeth Miglioretto. “But we have a great team working to build a useful tool.”
 
Mike Harryman, director of the HSPR Program, also received the OHA Director’s Excellence Award this November. “This is no surprise to me,” says Katie McLellan, HSPR office manager, “Mike is always the one to step up when help is needed.” Mike did just that. He stepped in to manage two programs when the need arose and he was able to make excellent progress with both.
 
Dr. Goldberg sent letters to all of the HSPR recipients saying, “Congratulations! I am pleased to announce that you are receiving an OHA Director’s Excellence Award.”
 
The letter continues, “Again, congratulations. I am proud to work with you as we help move OHA toward its goal of better health, better care and lower costs for all Oregonians. Thanks for all that you do.”
 
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