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Orchid Health’s Orion Falvey Receives Prestigious UOAA Outstanding Young Alumni Award

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EUGENE, OREGON – [January 2024] – Orion Falvey, Executive Director and co-founder of Orchid Health, has received the 2023 University of Oregon’s UOAA Outstanding Young Alumni Award.

This award honors outstanding professional achievement and personal dedication to the community before the recipient’s 41st birthday. Falvey’s contributions to the field of healthcare earned him this recognition.

Orion Falvey, co-founder of Orchid Health

The UOAA Outstanding Young Alumni Award has been presented to only 29 Oregon alumni, including US Senator Ron Wyden and renowned journalist Ann Curry. Falvey’s selection by the UOAA Board of Directors’ Awards Committee marks him as the 30th recipient of this prestigious award.

Falvey co-founded Orchid Health as a student at the University of Oregon after learning how rural communities lacked access to quality health care. Since then, Orchid has grown from a single clinic in Oakridge to a network of clinics providing quality, local health care for over 6,600 patients in five rural Oregon communities.

Falvey’s healthcare journey has garnered widespread recognition. In 2020, he was named the Rural Health Hero of the Year by The Oregon Office of Rural Health, and in 2022 he received the Healthcare of the Future Leadership Award from the Portland Business Journal

Falvey was honored during the Class of 2013-2014 10th reunion, where University President Karl Scholz officially presented the award. For more information please visit:

About Orchid Health

Orchid Health is a leading rural healthcare provider offering accessible, high-quality, and compassionate care to underserved communities. Orchid Health believes in fostering respectful relationships, strengthening community bonds, and upholding the highest healthcare standards.

About the University of Oregon Alumni Association (UOAA)

The University of Oregon Alumni Association (UOAA) is a dynamic organization connecting the UO community. Their mission is to celebrate the accomplishments of UO alumni and engage them in the life of the university. The UOAA provides opportunities for alumni and friends to connect to their alma mater.

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