OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital among top 50 in the nation

05/17/11  Portland, Ore.

OHSU Doernbecher rises to be included in seven additional categories this year

OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Among Top 50 in the NationPediatric experts across the nation have named OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital one of the best in the country in eight of 10 ranked specialties, according to U.S. News Best Children’s Hospitals 2011-12.

The rankings recognize the top 50 children’s hospitals in the United States in 10 specialties: cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology, neonatology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology and urology.

“At OHSU Doernbecher we believe that every child deserves the best. That’s why we’ve worked so hard to recruit researchers, educators, physicians, nurses and staff to provide exceptional care to children in Oregon and Southwest Washington. I am delighted that we’ve received this recognition,” said Stacy Nicholson, M.D., M.P.H., Physician-in-Chief at OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital and Credit Unions for Kids Professor and Chair of Pediatrics in the OHSU School of Medicine.

Last year, the first year it applied to be listed, OHSU Doernbecher was included in one category — cancer. This year OHSU Doernbecher ranks in:

  • Cancer
  • Cardiology and heart surgery
  • Diabetes and endocrinology
  • Neonatology
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology and neurosurgery
  • Pulmonology
  • Urology

U.S. News Best Children’s Hospitals collects clinical and operational data from a lengthy survey completed by approximately 177 hospitals. The survey asks thousands of pediatric specialists questions about survival rates, nurse staffing, subspecialist availability, and many more pieces of crucial information difficult or impossible for those in charge of a child’s care to find on their own. The data from the survey is combined with recommendations from pediatric specialists on the hospitals they consider best at treating the sickest children.

About OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital

OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital is a world-class facility that each year cares for tens of thousands of children from Oregon, southwest Washington and around the nation, including national and international referrals for specialty care. Children have access to a full range of pediatric care, not just treatments for serious illness or injury, resulting in more than 195,000 outpatient visits, discharges, surgeries and pediatric transports annually. Nationally recognized physicians ensure that children receive exceptional care, including outstanding cancer treatment, specialized neurology care and highly sophisticated heartsurgery in the most patient- and family-centered environment. Pediatric experts from OHSU Doernbecher travel throughout Oregon and southwest Washington to provide specialty care to some 3,000 children at more than 154 outreach clinics in 13 locations.