Who We Are

We are passionate and accomplished doctors, researchers and educators working together to provide innovative, world-class care.
As Oregon’s only academic health center, OHSU provides an extensive range of services, from everyday health care needs to complex, highly specialized therapies.
Our knowledge translates into cures and disease prevention. Our research sparks new treatments. Our educators teach tomorrow’s health care leaders. Our outreach programs improve community health.

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
Pediatrics: 8,668
Adults: 22,755

To the medical clinics*: 789,633
Pediatrics: 152,896
Adults: 636,737

To the dental clinics: 92,914 
Pediatrics: 10,512
Adults: 82,412

To the OHSU/Doernbecher Emergency Room: 32,365
Pediatrics: 8,862
Adults: 23,503 

To the Observation Unit**: 4,999
Pediatrics: 1,017
Adults: 3,982

To Day Patient/Day Surgery: 26,765
Pediatrics: 5,037
Adults: 21,728

Total patients: 264,641

To the hospitals and medical clinics:
Pediatrics: 59,943
Adults: 185,223

To the dental clinics: 19,475
Pediatrics: 4,088
Adults: 15,387

Bed count

Licensed beds: 572
Staffed beds: 543 (145 for pediatrics)

Patient demographics

Patients from Oregon: 88 percent
Hospitalized patients coming from outside Portland tri-county area: 48 percent

* 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.