The Oregon Clinic Announces Prestigious National Award for Outstanding Medical Collaboration

Thursday, July 22, 2010

The Oregon Clinic

Jon Hill, M.D., and Dana Gray, Physician Assistant, only recipients in country to receive this honor

Jon Hill, M.D., and Dana Gray, physician assistant (P.A.)., with the Northwest Surgical division of The Oregon Clinic, were nationally recognized by The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) during an awards ceremony on May 31.  They were awarded the 2010 Physician-PA Partnership Award. 

Dr. Hill and Gray are the only recipients in the country to receive this prestigious honor.  The Physician-PA Partnership Award recognizes a physician-PA collaboration that demonstrates exceptional teamwork skills that are crucial to the physician assistant profession. Dr. Hill and Gray have worked as a team and provided outstanding medical service to their patients and the Portland community for more than 15 years.  One of their many accomplishments includes the largest extracorporeal membrane oxygenation experience in the world for H1N1 patients with severe respiratory failure.

The AAPA is the only national professional association that represents PAs across all medical and surgical specialties throughout the country including the District of Columbia, Guam, the armed forces, and the federal services. AAPA provides comprehensive support and advocacy for physician assistants so that they may provide patients with increased access to quality, cost-effective health care.

“Dr. Hill and Mr. Gray represent the best of The Oregon Clinic. They have demonstrated the type of collaborative care for the benefit of our patients that we highly value and encourage,” said Lou Libby, M.D., chief medical officer of The Oregon Clinic.