cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes,
genetics, health disparities, obesity, oral
health, mental health and substance abuse,
among several others.
While the Center for Health Research has a
lower profile in its inconspicuous north Portland building, the facility has also become a
national leader in the groundbreaking research
its team has developed in recent years.
The Oregon Museum of Science and
Industry (OMSI) has also played a significant role in the development of healthcare
innovations in the region. The museum now
serves as the focal point of a new healthcare
innovation district in the Rose City, as it
has taken some of the properties it owns on
the east bank of the Willamette River and
designated them as part of the Innovation
Quadrant initiative, in collaboration with
OHSU, Portland State, Portland Community College and various private partners.
In addition to creating jobs, the district is
providing greater opportunities for technology startups to access the equipment,
resources and space they need to create
innovations that could change the healthcare field for the better.
Healthcare innovation has grown significantly
in Oregon in recent years, due largely to the
leading software experts who call the region
home, thanks to major employers like Intel.
This is supplemented by the various health
and fitness-related businesses in the Portland
area, along with progressive healthcare organizations known for their focus on innovations
through the use of technology.
OPTIONS FOR PATIENTS
Because of Portland’s standing as a top
research hub in the healthcare field, local
residents are able to gain access to some of
the most recent and innovative practices—as
they are being developed right in their own
FAMILY AND INTERNAL
Broadway MEdical Clinic
4212 NE Broadway, Portland
After graduating from the University of Oregon
Medical School in 1932, Robert Greene began
his career as a general practitioner. He opened
his own practice in the growing Hollywood
District of Northeast Portland. Five years later
in 1937, he moved to 4212 N.E. Broadway
to what has become the Broadway Medical
Clinic. More than 75 years later, at the same
location, the Clinic continues to care for families and individuals of all ages-from infants to
seniors and everyone in between.
Physicians who practice at Broadway
Medical Clinic believe the patient comes
first. This individualized care has been the
hallmark of the Clinic over the past seven-plus decades. Caring for patients means