As part of Oregon's only academic health center, we are uniquely positioned to lead a statewide effort to create standards for heart health screening, treatment and prevention. Together with regional clinical partners, we are developing initiatives to help set and implement statewide standards for care of heart patients. We are also working on measures to improve public health and advocate for more health-conscious public and corporate policies.
In addition to our two locations near downtown Portland, we are proud to collaborate with community hospitals throughout Oregon and southwest Washington including:
Columbia Memorial Hospital is committed to providing compassionate health care in a healing environment, and to providing leadership to improve the health of the community they serve.
They are a full service, 25-bed, Critical Access, not-for-profit, Level IV Trauma Center, Planetree affiliate, hospital located in Northwest Oregon in Astoria, where the Columbia River meets the Pacific Ocean.
In a continuing effort to expand subspecialty physician/surgical care to the Mid-Columbia region, OHSU and Mid-Columbia Medical Center have developed a joint program in Cardiovascular Diseases with full-time OHSU cardiologists in The Dalles community.
OHSU is collaborating with PeaceHealth Southwest Washington Medical Center to bring heart surgery providers to the Vancouver area. This is the second collaboration between PeaceHealth and the Knight Cardiovascular Institute, the first being at St. John Medical Center in Longview, Washington.
OHSU's Cardiovascular Medicine and PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center, in Longview, Washington, have a joint collaboration for combating cardiovascular disease in the area. St. John's Hospital was built in 1924 to serve the Longview community. It is operated by the PeaceHealth Medical Group. There is extreme pride and support for the hospital in the Longview community.
The faculty is hired jointly by OHSU and PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center and they have faculty appointments at OHSU. They spend 80% of their time at Longview and 20% at the main OHSU campus in Portland.
The aim of this partnership is to provide outstanding primary and secondary cardiovascular care at Longview with tertiary and quaternary care provided at OHSU, as well as to develop a strong academic program at Longview.
Our cardiovascular fellows train at Longview and we also perform clinical research there. The 20% time spent by the Longview-based faculty at the main OHSU campus is designed to provide continuing medical education as well as professional growth.
VA Portland Health Care System (VAPORHCS) is a 277-bed facility serving more than 85,000 unique Veterans and 880,000 outpatient Veteran visits each year in Oregon and Southwest Washington. VAPORHCS is connected to OHSU both physically and through partnerships in shared research endeavors, the training of health care professionals, and the use of shared staff including scientists, clinician-educators, and clinician-researchers.