Administration

Leadership matters

We are always bringing new talent to OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. Usually that means we are looking for a surgeon who can bring new expertise or pediatric specialists who have innovative research programs or who bring new programs to our children’s hospital. I’m particularly excited about two talented people that we’ve brought to the Doernbecher leadership team. Last winter, Jodi Coombs, M.B.A., B.S.N., R.N., came to Doernbecher from Boston Children’s Hospital to be the Vice President … Read More

Call to action: ‘Making America the best country in the world to be a child’

The horror of this past week is not easily understood. First holiday shoppers in our own community and then school children and teachers in Connecticut were victims of mass murder. The Newtown tragedy was particularly jarring to those of us who have dedicated our lives to caring for children and families. Through our daily work caring for seriously ill children at Doernbecher, we are accustomed to helping families through the pain and suffering that accompanies … Read More

OHSU Doernbecher physician-in-chief champions ‘care by pit crew!’

As chairman of pediatrics and physician-in-chief at OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, I spend most of my days in meetings. They didn’t teach you how to run or attend meetings in medical school, but such is the life of an administrator – making the world a better place, one meeting at a time. (Full disclosure: I borrowed this phrase from one of our administrative interns.) On Wednesdays, I still get to be a doctor in exactly … Read More

A welcome from Dr. Stacy Nicholson

Welcome! I am delighted to author the inaugural post on the OHSU Doernbecher blog, “Healthy Families.” Over the past 15 years, we’ve worked hard to bring talented faculty and staff from across the country and around the world to elevate the care OHSU Doernbecher provides kids in Oregon, Southwest Washington and beyond. And, our efforts have been recognized: six of our specialty services rank among the best in the nation, according to U.S. News & … Read More

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