Who We Are
At Oregon Health & Science University, passionate and accomplished medical researchers, doctors and educators work together to provide innovative, world-class care.
As Oregon’s only academic health center, OHSU provides an extensive range of services, from everyday healthcare needs to complex, highly specialized therapies.
Our research breakthroughs spark new treatments. Our knowledge translates into cures and disease prevention. Our education programs teach tomorrow’s healthcare leaders. Our outreach programs improve community health.
Resources. Wisdom. Progress. Learning. It’s all for one person: You.
The knowledge of all for the care of one.
Healthcare Stats 2012-13 fiscal year
OHSU includes two hospitals (OHSU Hospital and OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital) and numerous medical practices that are located on Marquam Hill, at the Center for Health & Healing, and in several neighborhoods in the Portland metro area.
Total patient visits: 978,099
To the hospitals: 31,423
To the medical clinics*: 789,630
To the dental clinics: 92,914
To the OHSU/Doernbecher Emergency Room: 32,365
To the Observation Unit**: 4,999
To Day Patient/Day Surgery:26,765
Total patients: 264,641
To the hospitals and medical clinics:
To the dental clinics: 19,475
Licensed beds: 572
Staffed beds: 543 (145 for pediatrics)
Patients from Oregon: 88 percent
Hospitalized patients coming from outside Portland tri-county area: 48 percent
Nearly one-third of OHSU’s hospitalized patients are underinsured or uninsured.
* Includes Child Development and Rehabilitation Center and Oregon Health Information Network visits.
** At OHSU’s Observation Unit patients are monitored, sometimes overnight, when it is uncertain whether they require hospitalization.
- OHSU is a regional resource for patients from Oregon, southwest Washington, Idaho, Montana, Alaska and northern California.
- More than 34 percent of OHSU patients come from outside the Portland tri-county metropolitan area.
- Patients come to OHSU from every county in the state.
- OHSU is one of two designated Level 1 Trauma Centers in the state and played a pivotal role in the inception of the Oregon Trauma System.
- The OHSU Knight Cancer Institute is the only cancer center between Sacramento and Seattle designated by the National Cancer Institute.
- OHSU is the only place in Oregon where adults and children can receive bone-marrow transplants.
- The OHSU Center for Women's Health is one of 20 national Centers of Excellence for women's health.
- The Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute (a partnership between OHSU and Kaiser Permanente) is the home for OHSU’s clinical and translational research, bringing together medical researchers from every arena to share expertise, technologies and ideas. OHSU is conducting more than 700 clinical trials to bring new treatments and cures to patients sooner.
- OHSU’s Casey Eye Institute is home to the nation’s first research-oriented children’s eye clinic, the Elks Children’s Eye Clinic, established in 1949.
- The discovery of the anti-cancer medication Gleevec by OHSU Knight Cancer Institute director Brian Druker, M.D., has saved more than 1,000,000 lives.