2012 Doernbecher News
Doernbecher named #3 Most Admired Healthcare Company, OHSU named #1
More than 1,800 CEOs around Oregon named Doernbecher Children's Hospital as the third most admired health care company in the state.
Expert offers parents advice for talking about school, mall shootings with kids
Doernbecher Children's Hospital Child Psychiatrist Ajit Jetmalani, M.D., has some advice for parents in discussing the recent tragedies in Newtown, Conn., and the recent Clackamas Town Center shooting.
99.5 The Wolf Hosts Radiothon to Benefit OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital
Tune in to 99.5 The Wolf on December 13 & 14, 2012 as we broadcast live from the hospital for the 12th annual Radiothon. Read more
Holiday safety tips from OHSU Doernbecher and the Oregon Poison Center
Holiday celebrations are coming up, with children home from school and visiting family and friends. During the excitement, remember to keep your family safe from holiday-specific risks. More
OHSU Doernbecher nurse honored for work caring for children at the end of life
Caring for seriously ill children and their families is difficult work – something most people hope they never have to face. But for OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital nurse practitioner Kathy Perko, it’s a calling. More
Do dirty pacifiers make babies sick?
Dr. Ben Hoffman says he can't think of an infection a child has had that he would link to a pacifier.
Nike, Doernbecher join forces to create shoes, raise money
Approximately 8,000 Nike employees have assisted on the Doernbecher shoe project since its launch nine years ago. Learn more
Child car seat maker recalls 60,00 seats
Dr. Ben Hoffman, a leading car seat safety expert, says it's great to see they are acting so quickly after only three incidents.
Neural stem cells study offers new hope for children with fatal brain diseases
New findings demonstrate potential to treat a wide variety of disorders that affect myelin. More
Spirit of Children group brings Halloween fun to Doernbecher
Spirit of Children brought Halloween fun to families and children at OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital.
Kids and parents share their Doernbecher stories
The best encouragement and hope sometimes comes from families who have faced similar situations. Doernbecher launches an online story portal to help families find and share stories of pediatric care at Doernbecher.
Vitamin D in Pregnancy May Be Key for Baby's Brain
OHSU perinatologist, Leo Periera, M.D., discusses why adequate levels of vitamin D are important for moms and the need for more research into supplementation.
Research study shows: sleep Training Won't Harm Your Baby
The study finds that there are no long-term emotional harms linked to two popular behavioral sleep interventions. Doernbecher's Dr. Kyle Johnson explains the results.
Screening kids for high cholesterol
Pediatric cardiologist Laurie Armsby, M.D., recommends screening after age 2 and offers tips for a heart-healthy lifestyle.
Douglas County Gives Back to Doernbecher
245 children from Douglas County were served by Doernbecher Childre's Hospital last year. Reisdents share stories and host a fundraiser.
As Featured in: Thew News-Review, Douglas County
Doctor 40 miles away helps save baby
Dr. Katie Townes McMann at Oregon Health & Science University uses state-of-the-art telemedicine technology to help Silverton Hospital physicians save the life of a newborn.
Excess Maternal Iodine Linked to Congenital Hypothyroidism
Dr. Kara Connelly and colleagues report on three cases of infants with congenital hypothyroidism detected through a newborn screening program. More
OHSU Doernbecher holds graduation for patients in its Hospital School Program
The Hospital School Program helps patients keep up with their studies and stay connected to their local school districts throughout Oregon. More
Vitamin C improves lung function in newborns of pregnant smoking women
Women unable to quit smoking during pregnancy can significantly improve the lung function of their newborns by taking Vitamin C daily. Read more
Breastfeeding is best for moms and babies, but what about pacifiers?
Hospitals are removing pacifiers from their newborn units to achieve '"Baby-Friendly" status, but researchers at OHSU Doernbecher believe more research supporting this recommendation is needed. Read more
Tips for parents struggling with their infant's sleep schedule
Dr. Holger Link shares some tried-and-true sleep regimens, but says parents should not worry too much about what you think they're "supposed" to do.
Credit Unions for Kids has raised more than $8 million for Doernbecher
The grass-roots fundraising efforts of the Credit Unions for Kids program in Oregon and Southwest Washington has become a model for children's hospitals nationwide.
OHSU Doernbecher Launches Free Car Seat Fitting Station, Safety Checks
Four out of five car seats are incorrectly used. Nationally child passenger safety technicians at the OHSU Doernbecher Tom Sargent Children's Safety Center can help families use car seats correctly for each and every ride. More
Is your child ready for "The Hunger Games"? Tips for parents
OHSU Doernbecher child and adolescent psychiatrist Dr. Craigan Usher says you know your child the best, but urges caution in kids younger than 13.
OHSU Doernbecher and PeaceHealth SW Medical Center Announce Partnership
A new partnership in neonatology services ensures critically ill newborns and infants in the region receive the highest quality, most advanced medical treatment close to home. Read more
Oregon's new car seat law: postpones transition to a booster seat
Doernbecher pediatrician, Dr. Benjamin Hoffman, explains why parents are now encouraged to keep children in their car seats for as long as the seat will allow.
Set a goal of 5-2-1-0 for your child to eat, exercise well in the new year
The Doernbecher Healthy Lifestyles Clinic joins other agencies promoting the 5-2-1-0 guidelines for children's daily nutritional and exercise goals.