Lauri Bolton is committed to improving the healthcare experience for patients, employees, and providers; dedicated to continuous improvement, and passionate about community-based care and ensuring access to services, support, and high-quality care in rural areas.
Lauri applies more than 25 years of human resources and healthcare leadership experience to provide vision and direction for organizational initiatives that create exceptional environments. In addition to HR and organizational development, the scope of her work has included patient experience, marketing/communications, physical environment, and ancillary services in a variety of settings ranging from urban corporate environments to remote rural locations. She currently serves as the Vice President of Human Resources for OHSU Health Hillsboro Medical Center.
Lauri’s drive to improve employee and patient experience and commitment to excellence led her to serve as an Examiner for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award program. The Baldrige Award is the nation’s highest honor for organizational innovation and performance excellence; examiners must meet high qualification standards and demonstrate competencies related to customer focus, communication, ethics, action orientation, team building and analytical skills.
Lauri holds a bachelor’s degree from Rocky Mountain College and an MBA from George Fox University; she also holds multiple human resources-related certifications. She lives in the Pacific Northwest and enjoys beachcombing, cooking, reading–anything and everything!–and is an avid gardener.