Staff Calls Working at Shriners Children's Portland "Being Part of Something Special"
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work at Shriners Children’s Portland? Staff members share what working at Shriners Children’s means to them.
Driven by providing world-class patient care, the team at Shriners Children’s Portland shares many common qualities such as empathy, strong work ethic and integrity. Although these similarities show through the quality of work, it’s the power of embracing differences that makes the team special. “It doesn’t matter which department, which level, what job position you have. Everyone treats each other like peers,” said Travis Bauer, MA. Made up of many different disciplines and backgrounds, the Portland Shriners Hospital team connects on the shared passion for patient-centered healthcare.
Through innovative treatment programs, cutting-edge technology and compassionate care, the work being done at Shriners Children’s Portland is making an impact in a big way. “You are a part of a team that serves the entire Pacific Northwest,” said Dereesa Reid, MBA, hospital administrator. “Even more exciting is that we take care of children internationally.” As opportunities to fulfill the Shriners Children’s mission of caring for more kids in more places increase, the Portland team is tackling them head-on. With ambulatory clinics in Medford, Oregon, and now Vancouver, Washington, the team is expanding into new regions to serve communities.
The trailblazing nature of Shriners Children’s Portland shows in their accolades as well. Shriners Children’s Portland received the 2022 Pinnacle of Excellence Award from Press Ganey Associates LLC, based on feedback directly from patients. “Press Ganey is the gold standard in patient satisfaction scoring,” said Dereesa. “We are incredibly honored to receive this award reflecting our patient’s rating of their experience with us." The fourth time receiving this award is an example of the dynamic patient experience provided by each member of the Portland Shriners Hospital team.
What is another similarity between the staff members at Shriners Children’s Portland? “The best thing about it is the patients, of course,” said Joel Cowley, PT. The team is devoted to patients' and their families' overall well-being. Going far beyond their professional promise, staff members build relationships and provide warmhearted, high-quality care every day at Shriners Children’s Portland.
Contact Shriners Children's Portland's human resources team at 503-294-3243 for more information.
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