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By The Skanner News
Published: 18 February 2016

Multnomah Bar Association Offers LSAT Prep Course Scholarship

The Multnomah Bar Association’s Equality and Diversity Committee is awarding scholarships for law school applicants who will enhance diversity in the legal community. The scholarships will be applied toward a private LSAT preparation course.

The application is open to any law school applicant (a) attending college in the state of Oregon or Vancouver, Washington; or (b) with substantial ties to the state of Oregon. Applicants should apply for this scholarship only if they can commit to taking a rigorous LSAT preparation course.

Classes preparing students for the June test date begin in early April and last 6-8 weeks. Each session runs 3-4 hours, and there are 2-4 sessions per week. (Some coursework may be done online.)

Although the subcommittee will consider applications on an ongoing basis, applicants should submit the application by Friday, March 4, 2016, to ensure consideration.

To obtain a copy of the application or for other questions, contact the scholarship subcommittee at [email protected]


Know Your City and Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods Co-Present Black History Walking Tour

February 13th, 27th, March 4th:

For Black History Month, the Hidden History of Albina serves a primer to teach African American history as a response to the controversial debate about whether gentrification and displacement are good or bad for the community. The tour highlights the vast cultural transformation of the region, beginning at Little Big Burger, and hearing from speakers at the Sons of Haiti Lodge, the North Northeast Business Association, the Urban League of Portland, and the Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods.

The program received a diversity access grant to provide free tickets to a number of organizations that serve the African American community.


Registration Opens for HSSW’s Walk for the Animals Event

Registration for the Humane Society for Southwest Washington’s annual Walk/Run for the Animals event is now available at southwesthumane.org, with $30 early bird registration fee available until March 15.

The will take places May 7 at Esther Short Park in Vancouver. Beginning in the heart of downtown Vancouver at Esther Short Park, runners and walkers will depart in waves to accommodate what is expected to be larger numbers of participants.

The Annual Walk/Run for the Animals is the second largest fundraising event for the Humane Society for Southwest Washington, and is funded in part by the Thomas A. Plein Foundation, Riverview Community Bank, Waste Connections, Allied Fastening Supply, Inc., Mollet Printing and Ghost Runners Brewery.


North by Northeast Rolls out Epic Electronic Health Record

North by Northeast Community Health Center today announced the successful roll out of its Epic electronic health record (EHR). Because a patient’s electronic health record is visible to all members of the care team regardless of their location, the switch will lead to improved coordination of patient care.

Electronic health records make hospital, clinic and laboratory visit information available in the same database and accessible whenever and wherever the patient needs care, avoiding duplication and making it easier for clinicians to have access to the right information at the right time.
North by Northeast will use Epic to better monitor its patients’ care. In the past, North by Northeast often would not receive notification, by old-fashioned fax, of a patient’s hospitalization until the patient had been discharged from the hospital.

With most North by Northeast patients using Legacy Health for lab services, specialty care and hospitalization, Legacy Health included North by Northeast in its Legacy Epic for Affiliated Providers (LEAP) program.

Epic is the industry leader in integrated electronic health records and is used by the majority of health care providers in the Portland area. The LEAP staff provides support and training before, during and after implementation.


Legacy Seeks Community Stories for 140th Anniversary

As part of Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center's 140th anniversary of serving the Portland-metropolitan region and beyond the hospital is seeking stories from current and former Legacy Good Samaritan patients, physicians, staff and volunteers.

The contest concludes Feb. 29. The public will select three winners in two different categories: Patient or Staff/Volunteer. First place will receive an iPad mini and an opportunity to be featured in Legacy Good Samaritan's new historical exhibit, which will open fall of 2016; second place will receive $100 Visa gift card; and third place will receive $50 Visa gift card.

Those who are interested in sharing their story are encouraged to submit a brief recount of their experiences by visiting legacyhealth.org. There is a 300-word limit per story. The contest concludes on Monday, February 29. Public voting will begin on Tuesday, March 1 and conclude on Monday, March 11. The winners will be announced on Friday, March 18. If you have questions, please contact Jonathan Stephens at [email protected]

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