Rinehart Clinic has some exciting news to announce, as Keri Scott and Terra Marzano were recently selected to participate in the California-based Center for Care Innovation’s Catalyst Program.
In June, the pair applied for a grant aiming to “create a network of trained innovators who can introduce and champion innovation within their own organizations, and help other safety net organizations discover new ways to advance their work.” This will be the third cohort of ‘Innovation Catalysts’ developed by the grant, which is funded in part by Kaiser Permanente and the Blue Shield of California Foundation.
With guidance from the Innovation Consultancy at Kaiser Permanente and experts from the Center for Care Innovation, Keri and Terra, along with other grant winners in California and Oregon, will participate in an intensive 3-day training where they will learn, digest, and practice a number of design and innovation skills geared specifically to health care safety net clinics. Following the training, Keri and Terra will work with design coaches monthly as they identify, refine and address a problem – or, “innovation opportunity” – affecting the health of our community. Ultimately, Keri and Terra will bring their work to the entire Rinehart team, enlisting the skills and expertise of staff and volunteers in order to further enhance and transform our care.
Rinehart Clinic staff and Board are honored to be among the first cohort in Oregon to participate in the Catalyst program and we’re excited to move forward, transforming health care one innovative step at a time.