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Connections is a quarterly newsletter covering the latest developments and advances in medicine at OHSU for primary care providers. Learn about the many clinical, education and outreach resources available to you and your patients.

Have feedback or suggestions for future articles? Please email connections@ohsu.edu.

Articles | Summer 2019

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The OHSU School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education (CME) for medical professionals.

For more information and a complete list of upcoming CME sessions, visit www.ohsu.edu/cme, or subscribe to be notified of upcoming events, email cme@ohsu.edu.

  • Sept. 6–7: 5th Annual Pacific Northwest Cardiovascular Summit
    Sentinel Hotel, Portland, Ore.
  • Sept. 13: Practical Strategies to Optimize Your Care of Patients with Obesity
    Lorenzen Conference Center Auditorium, Portland, Ore.
  • Sept. 28: Celebrating 60 Years of Kidney Transplantation at OHSU
    Robertson Life Sciences Building, Portland, Ore.
  • Oct. 16–19: 14th Annual Pediatric Review and Update
    Sentinel Hotel, Portland, Ore.
  • Oct. 19: Clinical Cannabis for the Health Care Provider: Show Me the Evidence
    OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, Portland, Ore.
  • Nov. 1–3: Salishan Conference: Cardiology for the Primary Care Provider
    Salishan Lodge, Gleneden Beach, Ore.
  • Nov. 13–15: 43rd Annual Pacific Northwest Update in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health
    Sentinel Hotel, Portland, Ore.

Top of the list

U.S. News & World Report established their “Best Hospitals” rankings to help patients understand which hospitals deliver outstanding care.

For the eighth consecutive year, OHSU has ranked as the No. 1 hospital in Oregon, according to U.S. News Best Hospitals 2019–2020.

According to the magazine, no other hospital in Oregon is nationally ranked in as many specialties as OHSU.

Six adult specialties at OHSU rank among the top 50 in the country. Those areas are:

U.S. News & World Report also ranked OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital among the nation’s top 50 children’s hospitals for the 10th year in a row, making it the top children’s hospital in Oregon.

Six children’s specialties at Doernbecher rank among the top 50 in the country:

From common health concerns to specialized treatments, OHSU is honored to provide care for you and your family. We are thankful for your continued trust, and we will keep doing our best to maintain your confidence and respect. To learn more, please visit www.ohsu.edu/best.