Oregon Health & Science University
OHSU is the state's only academic institution dedicated to the education of health professionals and biomedical research scientists.
OHSU occupies 116 acres on Marquam Hill overlooking Portland, Oregon. Its missions are education, research, patient care, and public service. OHSU offers the state's only doctoral degrees in dentistry, medicine, and nursing. OHSU's University Hospital and Doernbecher Children's Hospital serve as primary clinical teaching facilities for students, interns, residents, and fellows. The Child Development and Rehabilitation Center provides diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation for handicapped patients throughout the state and is a training ground for health care professionals.
Patients come from all economic backgrounds and represent a full spectrum of medical needs from the routine to the most difficult and complex medical and surgical cases. OHSU researchers have pioneered significant advances in health care, including new programs in liver, heart, and pancreas transplantation; the developments of bone substitutes for use in plastic and orthopedic surgery; and the discovery of a way to bypass barriers between the blood and the brain, allowing treatment of brain tumors with chemotherapy; revolutionary treatment for Leukemia.
Veterans Affairs Medical Center
The Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center is a 490-bed tertiary facility with state-of-the-art medical and surgical equipment. It has 120 nursing home-care beds, 27 alcohol and drug treatment beds and a 40-unit domiciliary in Vancouver, Washington.
Shriner's Hospital for Children
Shriner's Hospital for Children in Portland provides state-of-the-art care which is responsive to the needs of handicapped children in the Pacific Northwest and Canada.