Every day, we heal bodies. Ease pain. Welcome new life. Bring the mysteries of science into crisp focus. Teach and challenge the next generation of health professionals. Turn the impossible into reality.

Healing, teaching and discovery

OHSU is Oregon’s only public academic health center. We are a system of hospitals and clinics across Oregon and southwest Washington. We are an institution of higher learning, with schools of medicine, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry and public health – and with a network of campuses and partners throughout Oregon. We are a national research hub, with thousands of scientists developing lifesaving therapies and deeper understanding. We are a statewide economic engine and Portland’s largest employer. And as a public organization, we provide services for the most vulnerable Oregonians, and outreach to improve health in communities across the state.

Across our missions of healing, teaching and discovery, we unite some of the world’s brightest minds in a singular vision: to rethink everything. We are creators of precision cancer medicine. We are innovators of an education model that lets each student forge a unique path. We turn discoveries into lifesaving care.

We are also a community one of different colors, genders, orientations, cultures and interests. Each of us chose Oregon’s lush forests and sapphire rivers. Each of us chose OHSU’s relentless pursuit of new ideas. Together we are working toward a cause bigger than any of us: to bring health and hope to all.

At Oregon Health & Science University, we come from near and far to learn, to discover and to heal. Learn how we’re working together on a cause greater than any of us.

DNV accredited

DNV accreditation badge for hospital quality and patient safety.

OHSU is proud of our national DNV accreditation for quality and safety. It shows we hold the safety of our patients and our staff to the highest possible standard. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services approve DNV’s program as a measure of quality care. Every year, we must pass an intense site survey to keep our DNV badge. By earning this honor, we show our commitment to ongoing improvement.