OHSU Facts

Oregon Health & Science University is where healing, teaching and discovery come together. We're committed to advancing science in the lab, to translating our findings into the latest treatments for patients, and to training world-class providers. 

As Oregon's only academic health center, OHSU:

  • Cares for patients.
  • Educates doctors, nurses, dentists, pharmacists and other health care professionals.
  • Conducts extensive research, including clinical trials to test new ways to prevent, detect and treat illness.

OHSU is also Portland's largest employer and a statewide economic powerhouse. Our operations include multiple campuses, adult and children’s hospitals, and clinics across Oregon. We also have state-of-the-art research facilities, including the 320,000-square-foot Knight Cancer Research Building.

Learn more below and in the OHSU Fact Book.

Unless otherwise noted, numbers on this page are from:

  • Fiscal 2020, which ended June 30, 2020
  • The 2018-19 academic year (degrees)
  • The 2019-20 academic year (enrollment)

In addition, numbers do not include data from OHSU partners Hillsboro Medical Center or Adventist Health Portland.

Employees: 18,480

Students: 4,739 in OHSU degree or certificate programs, including joint programs with other universities.

Health care facilities: 

  • OHSU Hospital
  • OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital
  • Hillsboro Medical Center (formerly Tuality Healthcare) and Adventist Health Portland
  • Clinics across Oregon

U.S. News & World Report rankings:

  • Best hospital in Oregon (2020-21)
  • Health care national rankings in six adult specialties and six children's specialties (2020-21)
  • Education rankings in six programs and more than 10 specialties (2021)

Licensed beds: 576 (OHSU and Doernbecher)

Annual operating budget: $3.45 billion

Oregon economic impact (2014 study): $4.3 billion and 34,000 jobs

Fundraising: $115.0 million from 11,589 donors; Onward campaign, launched in 2015, now totals $1.93 billion

Value of OHSU's fiscal 2020 community contributions: $498 million

Patients:

Hospital admissions and medical clinic patients: 309,209

  • Children: 70,658
  • Adults: 238,551

Dental clinics (fiscal 2017): 19,397

  • Pediatrics: 3,759
  • Adults: 15,638

Patient visits:

Numbers reflect individuals who were seen and discharged. Patients who were admitted or transferred to an observation unit are counted in those categories.

Hospital visits: 28,287

  • Newborns: 1,254
  • Children: 5,707
  • Adults: 21,326

Medical clinic visits: 981,685

  • Children: 144,446
  • Adults: 837,239

Dental clinics: 73,855

  • Pediatrics: 6,335
  • Adults: 67,520

Emergency room visits (OHSU and Doernbecher): 30,040

  • Children: 8,792
  • Adults: 21,248

Observation unit: 4,291

  • Children: 1,206
  • Adults: 3,085

Day patient/day surgery visits: 34,352

  • Children: 6,119
  • Adults: 28,233

Beds:

Staffed beds: 562 (including 151 devoted to children)
Licensed beds: 576

Patient demographics:

  • 90.22% of health care patients from Oregon
  • Health care patients without insurance or covered by a public payer made up more than half of visits.

U.S. News & World Report health care rankings, 2020-21: 

  • Best hospital in Oregon
  • Adult specialties:
    • Cardiology and heart surgery, No. 47
    • Ear, nose and throat, No. 20
    • Gastroenterology and GI surgery, No. 34
    • Geriatrics, No. 27
    • Neurology and neurosurgery, No. 37
    • Pulmonology and lung surgery, No. 37
  • Children’s specialties:
    • Neonatology, No. 32
    • Pediatric cancer, No. 40
    • Pediatric diabetes and endocrinology, No. 30
    • Pediatric nephrology, No. 32
    • Pediatric neurology and neurosurgery, No. 36
    • Pediatric orthopaedics, No. 44

Award dollars: $558 million

Invention disclosures: 149

Honors:

  • Brian Druker, M.D. received the prestigious Sjöberg Prize in recognition of his work to shape the field of targeted cancer therapies
  • Department of Family Medicine, OCHIN awarded $7.2 million NIH grant to implement cancer prevention strategies
  • New Cryo-EM center at OHSU receives $5.9 million boost from NIH, allows scientists to visualize biological molecules at an atomic scale
  • School of Dentistry researcher earn $7.4 million grant to develop materials for permanent dental fillings

Innovations:

OHSU researchers:

  • Pioneered targeted cancer medicine.
  • Showed that a gene-editing tool, CRISPR, can be used to repair a deadly genetic mutation in human embryos.
  • Engineered a material that replicates human bone tissue which creates opportunity to explore cancer initiation, metastasis and bone healing.
  • Developed a vaccine candidate for HIV.
  • Created embryonic stem cells from skin cells to treat various diseases.
  • Developed the first West Nile vaccine to be tested in humans.
  • Created the first successful artificial heart valve.
  • Pioneered genetic therapies for treating the eye.
  • Revealed the human serotonin transporter's structure.

Schools:

Students and trainees: 5,595

Students: 4,739

  • 2,670 students in OHSU degree or certificate programs
  • 2,069 students in joint programs
    • 1,570 students in the OHSU-Portland State University School of Public Health
    • 360 students in joint programs with Oregon State University
    • 139 students in joint programs with the Oregon Institute of Technology 

Trainees: 856 graduate medical education residents and fellows

Faculty: 3,191

Degrees and certificates: 

  • Degrees and certificates awarded: 1,500 
  • Degree and certificate programs: 65

U.S. News & World Report national rankings, 2021:

OHSU is ranked in six programs and more than 10 specialties. Rankings include the following. See the full list.

  • School of Medicine
    • No. 1 in family medicine
    • No. 7 in primary care
    • No. 10 in physician assistant education
  • School of Nursing
    • No. 2 in nursing-midwifery

OSHU's commitment to care across Oregon communities is unmatched:

  • The net value of OHSU's contributions to the community in fiscal 2020 totaled $498 million.
  • The value of care provided to underserved patients in fiscal 2016 totaled $165 million.
  • OHSU has provided care for uninsured and otherwise underserved people for more than 130 years.
  • We provide more than 200 community health programs in rural and urban areas throughout Oregon.
  • We're working to increase the number of primary care providers to improve access to health care for everyone.

Employees: 18,480

Alumni: 40,502, including 21,555 living in Oregon

Capital spending: $244 million

Marquam Hill Campus, Portland:

  • 36 major buildings, including OHSU Hospital, Kohler Pavilion and Doernbecher Children's Hospital
  • Connected to the South Waterfront by the Portland Aerial Tram, which is owned by the city of Portland and operated by OHSU

South Waterfront Campus, Portland:

Five major buildings:

  • The Center for Health & Healing Building 1, completed in 2006, was the nation's first large medical facility to earn LEED platinum certification for its environmentally sustainable design and operations.
  • The Robertson Life Sciences Building and Skourtes Tower opened in 2014 on land donated by the Schnitzer family. The complex houses the OHSU School of Dentistry and integrated spaces for students and faculty from OHSU, Portland State University and Oregon State University.
  • The Knight Cancer Research Building opened in 2018. It has 320,000 square feet of labs and collaborative spaces for hundreds of scientists.
  • The 15-story Center for Health & Healing Building 2 opened in 2019. It features space for outpatient care and outpatient surgery, a recovery unit, and clinics for Knight Cancer Institute care and clinical trials. 
  • The Gary & Christine Rood Family Pavilion, a guest house for OHSU patients and their families, opened in 2019. The pavilion features 38 suites for adult patients and their families, and on a separate floor, 38 suites for pediatric patients and their families.

West Campus, Hillsboro:

This campus houses:

  • OHSU's Oregon National Primate Research Center
  • The Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute

Total space occupied: OHSU owns and leases space beyond its campuses. Altogether, OHSU occupies more than 8.7 million square feet on about 400 acres.

Annual operating budget: $3.45 Billion

  • This comes mainly from patient care, gifts, grants and contracts revenue. Appropriations from Oregon's General Fund of $37 million made up 1.2 percent of OHSU's budget and provided crucial support for educational programs.

OHSU fundraising (philanthropy from our donors):

  • $115.0 million from 11,589 donors
  • The OHSU Foundation's Onward campaign, launched in 2015, totals $1.93 billion from 47,240 donors.

Foundations: OHSU’s independent foundations — the OHSU Foundation and the Doernbecher Children's Hospital Foundation — have raised hundreds of millions of dollars to support OHSU missions. They also oversee the efforts of hundreds of volunteers who take part in community fundraising and events to benefit OHSU.

OHSU economic impact: According to a study by ECONorthwest, issued in 2014 and based on 2012 data: 

  • OHSU's operations generated, directly and indirectly, more than $4.3 billion in total gross output in Oregon.
  • OHSU's total economic impact grew 77 percent over the previous five years.
  • OHSU supports 33,685 jobs, both at OHSU and in the community.
  • Without OHSU, economic output in Oregon would fall by $2.4 billion. Students would seek education elsewhere, research grants would go to other academic health centers, and patients with the most complex conditions would go out of state or forgo advanced care.