Wednesday, October 17 was "Portland Celebrates OHSU Magnet Status Day", per proclamation of Mayor Adams. I read the announcement in Council Chambers, where the Proclamation was accepted by Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) nurses Sharon Dunham and Basilia Basin.
Photo by Karla Moore-Love
For more information on OHSU Magnet status, what it means and what it took to achieve it, see here. Shared commitment to seek Magnet status was one of the outcomes of the OHSU Nurses strike, in which I was active from December 17. 2001 to February 13, 2002 -- 56 days that changed my life. See here for comments on the strike, on the community blog I started in December 2006.
Later last Wednesday, I attended the OHSU Nurses' celebration at Doernbecher Hospital, and read the Proclamation again.
Photo by Sharon Dunham
I was particularly impressed with the poster from 1NW, where I worked for 22 years in Inpatient Psychiatry. From their exhibit:
Being part of the Magnet celebration as both a former OHSU nurse and current City Commissioner was a joyful experience for me. Nurses rock!