*** OHSU President Danny Jacobs, M.D., M.P.H., FACS, shared this message with the OHSU Community Tuesday, April 27, 2021. ***
Content warning: In support of trauma-informed communications, please be aware that this message contains topics that may be activating for survivors of gender and racial violence. The Confidential Advocacy Program can be reached 24/7 by calling 833-495-2277.
This is a joint statement between OHSU, the attorneys representing the plaintiff, and the plaintiff in the lawsuit referenced below. This is the only statement that will be released in any forum related to this matter.
A $585,000 settlement has been reached in a sexual assault lawsuit against OHSU and a former OHSU resident, Dr. Jason Campbell. OHSU offers sincere apologies to the plaintiff and others who have been harmed. OHSU recognizes the need to address systemic structures that allow inappropriate and damaging behavior to exist, and is committed to creating a safe and inclusive environment that is free of harassment and discrimination. Plaintiff would like to thank those who supported her during this process.
OHSU is undergoing a separate independent investigation to deeply examine these matters, and has engaged a firm with extensive experience in addressing racial and gender discrimination and harassment. OHSU welcomes the plaintiff’s participation in the independent investigation, while acknowledging that doing so may be re-traumatizing. OHSU thanks all of those who have spoken out and spoken up in support of positive change. OHSU is proud to serve the health and well-being needs of the state of Oregon and understands that a strong, safe and supportive culture is critical to the institution and the people it serves.