Doernbecher Children's Hospital

Highest Verifications in Surgery and Trauma for Kids

At OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, we are proud to be one of the first five hospitals in the country to become verified as both a Level 1 Children’s Trauma Center and a Level 1 site for Children’s Surgery.

After an independent review of Doernbecher’s approach to quality and safety, the American College of Surgeons verified the high level of our achievements in our surgery and trauma areas. At Doernbecher, we’ve tailored our care and facilities to meet the needs of our smallest patients. For example, Doernbecher has:

  • The only pediatric operating rooms in the Oregon dedicated exclusively to kids.Because we understand kids are different than adults, all the medical professionals in our surgical area specialize in pediatrics. Every aspect is designed with children in mind, from the equipment to support services.
  • An emergency department just for kids. Again, our emergency medicine doctors and nurses specialize in treating children. We’ve created a comforting, safe, kid- and family-friendly environment for our 24/7 emergency room.

Kids deserve our best — every day. Your child's health, comfort and safety are always our top priorities. Doernbecher brings together more children’s specialists than anywhere else in the region. We’re proud to be among the best children’s hospitals in the United States, listed for the eighth year in a row by U.S. News & World Report.

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