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OHSU tribute to Arlene Schnitzer

Among her passions were diabetes care and improving women’s health
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Arlene Schnitzer. (Rand Larson)

All of us at OHSU were saddened to learn of the passing of Arlene Schnitzer. Arlene’s contributions to our state and our community were profound; her name is synonymous with civic dedication. Among Arlene’s many passions were improving women’s health and providing world-class care to those living with diabetes. Her inspiring leadership and sustained generosity have helped the OHSU Center for Women’s Health and the OHSU Harold Schnitzer Diabetes Health Center become models of care delivery in our country. We are grateful OHSU patients will be among the thousands who will benefit from Arlene’s legacy for years to come. We extend our deep sympathy to Arlene’s son, Jordan, and the entire Schnitzer family on the loss of this truly irreplaceable woman.

Danny Jacobs, M.D., M.P.H., FACS, OHSU President

Matt McNair, OHSU Foundation President

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