It was an extremely busy week in the OHSU press office last week…but not for the right reasons. We didn’t announce a big science breakthrough or escort press to one of our big holiday celebrations for pediatric patients. Press both called and came to OHSU Hospital as we were the medical center that treated the teenage injured in last week tragic shooting at Clackamas Town Center. Then, just three days later, the phones started ringing … Read More
I had the pleasure of attending a really special event today at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital: Graduation ceremonies for some of our cancer and hematology patients. The kids are currently receiving treatment, while participating in the hospital’s K-12 Hospital School Program. As you can see, everyone – students and teachers alike – dressed for the occasion. Some more photos and video below.
Just a couple of hours ago, the new US News rankings for Doernbecher Children’s Hospital came out and we were pleased to learn that Doernbecher scored high in several areas including cancer care, cardiology, neonatology and neurology. The rankings are based on quality-related data, including survival rates, adequacy of nurse staffing and procedure volume and, to a lesser degree, peer-to-peer rankings. An excerpt from our press release: The annual rankings feature 50 hospitals in each … Read More
It’s a sad story that is repeated nearly every summer: A child is seriously hurt after falling through an open window. In fact, there’s a case in Portland this very week: There are a lot of great resources for parents to prevent tragedies like this one. Some tips from Doernbecher Children’s Hospital: * Keep windows locked when they are closed. * Never let children open … Read More
I just spotted this article featuring an OHSU expert, and being the father of a soon-to-be teen, it really interested me. LINK TO THE FULL ARTICLE Have you ever wondered why teens are so angry? An excerpt: In some ways–teens and adults do speak different languages, says Ajit Jetmalani, M.D., a child and adolescent psychiatrist with Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Ore. Blame it on … Read More
Here’s an OHSU Headline that is making the rounds. (Link to the full story here) Not only is this a key breakthrough that will likely help protect babies exposed to nicotine…it’s also an opportunity to reflect on the importance of animal studies. Frequently, when human breakthroughs are covered by the press, reporters fail to mention an important fact…how we got there. If they did, you … Read More
If you are an Oregonian subscriber, then you likely saw this story when you cracked the paper this morning. It explains how, thanks to the hard work of OHSU researchers, we’re beginning to learn a lot more about the various subtypes of ADHD. That means we can become better at treating kids who struggle with the condition. An excerpt from today’s article: The latest findings suggest ADHD may have five or more distinct subtypes. Knowing … Read More
An OHSU Doernbecher news story about the controversy surrounding baby pacifiers is getting a lot of attention. CBS The Today Show TIME CNN For more info, read the full news release here.
Some good news and bad news this week for families with children diagnosed with ADHD. First the bad news: According to new OHSU research, there are many subtypes of the disease meaning we need to study it at great length to identify all the variations and help develop better treatments.(That will take time) The good news? The future looks much brighter for families because we now know that “one size does not fit all” when … Read More
It’s an event that we all look forward to each year at OHSU. The 99.5 “The Wolf” Doernbecher Radiothon brings a lot of cheer to our hospital lobby and the families who are here during the holiday season. The radio telethon kicked off today. Here’s more info. Meanwhile, some sights and sounds below.