Unity Center Archive

The Unity Center will be a psychiatric emergency room operated by Legacy Health in Portland, Oregon. It was planned to open in October 2016. Opening date was extended to January 5 2017, and then extended again to January 31, 2017.


News Articles

Cops Insist On Bringing Guns into Portland’s New Mental Health Hospital
Portland Mercury, May 24, 2017
Some See That As Cause for Concern in a City That’s Seen Past Tragedy

READ – Oregon State Hospital policy on weapons on campus (PDF)

Crisis Averted?
Portland Mercury, May 10, 2017
A Brand New Mental Health Center Aims to Revolutionize Care in Portland. It Faces Dizzying Challenges.

Medical leaders at Unity Center announced
Press Release from OHSU – April 15, 2016


Terminations

Cindy Scherba termination announcement 1 2017, about January 26, 2017

Fundraising – 2014

“Planning for a psychiatric emergency room in Portland,” OPB’s Think Out Loud, Dec. 8, 2014

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Fundraising – 2016

[Undated]: Announcement of $20 million pledge from Robert D. and Marcia H. Randall Charitable Trust in support of Unity Center, with list of major donors with amounts.

Jan. 28, 2016: Sponsorship packet for “Unity Center for Behavioral Health Golf Tournament” scheduled June 13, 2016.

[Undated]: Unity Center for Behavioral Health Golf Tournament” sign-up; event scheduled June 13, 2016.

Job Announcements – 2015

Sept. 24, 2015: Announcement of Transitions of Care (ToC) Cabinet, composed of three workgroups, to improve patient transitions. Cabinet members and titles are listed.

Job Announcements – 2016

Jan. 6, 2016: Announcement of hiring Christine Farentinos, MD, MPH, CADC II, as Vice President for Unity Center

[Undated]: Announcement that Unity is actively recruiting for the position of Director Unity Services (#16-0257).To apply, go to http://www.legacyhealth.org/careers and specify job #16-0257. For additional information, contact Debbie Schoenheinz, Senior Recruitment Consultant, at 503-415-5718. AA/EOE/Disabilities/Veterans

[Undated]: Announcement that Unity is actively recruiting for the position of Unity Director of Patient Care Services (#15-3674). For more information on this position, please contact Debbie Schoenheinz at 503-415-5718. AA/EOE/Disabilities/Veterans

Public Presentations – 2015

Nov. 17, 2015: Unity Center for Behavioral Health presentation on the problem, the care model, and the solution.

Public Presentations – 2016

Jan. 22, 2016: Notes from Portland City Club’s Friday Forum, a presentation featuring Chris Farentinos, MD, and Storm Large, titled “RAW: An Honest Conversation about Mental Health.”

March 28, 2016: PowerPoint presentation by George Brown, M.D., President and CEO, Legacy Health Systems, on the benefits of a joint venture between Legacy and PacificSource.

April 8, 2016: Unity architectural renderings

May 21, 2016: PowerPoint Presentation on psychiatric emergency models; the Alameda model; psychiatric patient “boarding”; Unity Center planning and implementation. Includes statistics, graphs, costs.

Newsletter – 2016

January 2016: Unity Center for Behavioral Health Monthly Update

Press Releases

August 15, 2015: $20 million gift ignites Legacy Health’s campaign to tackle Oregon’s behavioral health crisis.

Oct. 30, 2015: PowerPoint presentation by Oregon Health Authority, Office of Health Analytics, re Hospital Performance Metrics Advisory Committee/Metrics and Scoring Committee Joint Behavioral Health Learning Session (PDF, 94 pages)

Crisis Walk In Center Work Group – Scope of Work, Mental Health Association of Portland, April 2013

Unity Community Engagement flyer, PPT, February 2016

Legacy Behavioral Health ProjectMeeting with Advocates – Meeting Minutes, January 2015

Unity Transitions of Care – Sub-groups, member roster – April 25, 2016


Advisory Committee – 2016

Advisory Meeting for Unity Center Agenda, April 2015

Advisory meeting for Unity Center contact list for patient advocates, no date

Unity Advisory Council Meeting Minutes, April 27, 2016


Transport Committee – 2016

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333-250_Need and Fiscal Impact

333-250_Notice of Hearing

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1.21.16 Architectural Design Group Agenda

08.24.15 Engagement Session Notes

Adult IP Session 1 11.5.15

Adult IP Session 1 17 15

Adult IP Session 1 11.5.15

Adult IP Session 2 11.17.15

Advisory and Peer Support Forum Unity Center Agenda 23 04 2915

Advisory and Peer Support Forum Unity Center Agenda 23 04 2915(1)

Advocacy and Peer Support Forum – Unity Center for Behavioral Health

Agenda and Location Unity Advisory Council

Agenda Unity Architecture Design Group

Agenda–Unity Advisory Council Mtg 03 23 16

Agenda–Unity Advisory Council Mtg 04 27 16

AND HIE Presentation Minutes _ By-Laws — Unity Advisory Council

Canceled Unity Expanded Care Model De-Escalation

Care Model Expanded Trauma Informed Care 4.5.16

Do you want a short phone mtg in prep for 54 Unity Transitions of Care mtg

Engagement Session_Care Model 8.24.15

FW Unity IP Care Model Workgroup #2

FW Unity Staff – Peer Engagement Sessions

FW Unity Transitions of Care — 3 Subgroups Meeting (see below for explanation)

High Level Reporting Structure 03 23 16

Information mtg for Wed Unity Transitions of Care mtg

Map—GSH–Behavioral Health Services

Map—GSH–Northrup Bldg

Map—GSH–Northrup Bldg(1)

Map—GSH–Northrup Bldg(2)

Map—GSH

Meeting Minutes — Advocacy and Peer Support Forum – Unity Center for Behavioral Health

Minutes-Unity Advisory Council mtg 04 27 16

Minutes _ By-Laws — Unity Advisory Council

Minutes 323 Unity Advisory Council

Minutes and attachments Unity Advisory Council 11116 @ 300pm

Minutes Unity Advisory Council mtg 427

Minutes–04 23 15 Unity Advocate and Peer Forum

Minutes-Unity Advisory Council mtg 01 11 16

Minutes-Unity Advisory Council mtg 01 11 16(1)

Minutes-Unity Advisory Council mtg 02 24 16

Minutes-Unity Advisory Council mtg 02 24 16(1)

Minutes-Unity Advisory Council mtg 03 23 16

Minutes-Unity Advisory Council mtg 04 27 16

Minutes-Unity Advisory Council mtg 04 27 16(1)

Minutes-Unity Advisory Council mtg 04 27 16(2)

Notes Unity Expanded Care Model Session

Notes Unity IP Care Model Workgroups

PES Flow 11.20.15

PES Session 2 11.20.15

PES worksession 11.20.15

PowerpntUnity Org Chart and Workgroups

PowerpntUnity Org Chart and Workgroups(1)

RE Unity PES Work Session #2

RE Unity Transitions of Care — 3 Subgroups Meeting (see below for explanation)

Reminder and Location Unity Advisory Council

Reminder Unity Advisory Council today

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Sub-Groups Roster

Sub-Groups Roster(1)

Sub-Groups Roster(2)

Sub-Groups Roster(3)

Transitions of Care Unity mtg 04 06 16

Transitions of Care Unity mtg 05 04 16

Trauma Informed Unity Presentation 2016

UAC bylaws draft 01 11 2016

UAC bylaws draft revisions 02 24 16 v2

UAC bylaws Final 03 23 16

Unity 4-8-16 Renderings

Unity Advisory Council 11116 @ 300pm

Unity Advisory Council

Unity Architecture Design Group (Thursdays 100-300)

Unity Architecture Design Group

Unity Diversity Council

Unity Engagement Session 62716 @ 10am

Unity Engagement Session Follow Up

Unity Engagement Sessions 8226 @ 10am

Unity Expanded Care Model De-Escalation

Unity Expanded Care Model Session

Unity HIE Advisory Council Presentation 02 24 16

Unity minutes

Unity NR v5

Unity NR v5.docx

Unity Presentation by Warren 3-23-16