April 09, 2014
The Oregon College of Oriental Medicine honored the City of Portland at its annual Cherry Blossom Dinner and Awards, presenting Mayor Charlie Hales with the 2104 Legacy Award. The Legacy Award, offered for the first time this year, honors a community partner for their role in helping transform health care by advancing Chinese medicine.
OCOM cited both the Portland Development Commission and the city for our shared role in OCOM’s 2012 relocation to Old Town Chinatown. Thanks to PDC and city support, OCOM was able to meet a long-time vision to ensure the long-term success of the college: the new campus not only allows the school to better serve its students, faculty, staff and patients in a larger, LEED Gold certified space, it has also helped extend OCOM’s reach beyond the walls of the building to develop community partnerships to advance the profession of Chinese medicine for the future.