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Oregon Health & Science University

Table of Contents

Biographical Information; MBA Program at Portland State University; Joining University of Oregon Medical School; Becoming a University; Financial Administration; Hospital Versus Academic Administration; State Funding; Shriners Hospital; Creating Financial Independence; Hospital Finances; Legislative Relations; Education and Career; Interim Presidency of Dr. Dick Jones


Bob Peterson discusses the organization and administration of University of Oregon Medical School and its consolidation into the new University of Oregon Health Sciences Center, focusing on the financial management of the institution. He tells about the evolving relationships among the University, the Chancellor's Office of the Oregon State System of Higher Education, and the Oregon State Legislature, and the bureaucratic complexity that he faced as a financial officer.


Transcript of oral history interview with Robert A. Peterson, conducted on May 22, 1998 by Joan Ash


OHSU Oral History Project




School of Medicine


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