Aaron Crane, chief financial officer of Oregon Health & Science University Hospitals and Clinics, was named one of the Forty Under 40 by The Business Journal of Portland. The award recognizes businessmen and women under the age of 40 for their professional accomplishments, community involvement and professional recognitions. Crane was selected from among 200 nominations of young Portland executives.
Crane joined OHSU in 1997 as OHSU's first comptroller. He became the health care system's chief financial officer in 2000, overseeing the financial planning and economic stability of OHSU's hospitals and clinics. Crane restructured OHSU's financial system. He created a model for financial leadership by implementing a new capital allocation process for the hospitals and clinics, and developed the vision for the Oracle ASIP project. As comptroller, he guided the transition of OHSU's business affairs services as a state agency into the current financial services as a public corporation.
Crane also takes his expertise into the communities by volunteering on local boards. He served two years as president of the Development Board for the Portland Metropolitan Youth Symphony. He also received the 2002 Executive Director Award from the American Red Cross, Oregon Trail Chapter, for his service and leadership in helping guide the Red Cross through its audit process after Sept. 11.