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Ranked #15 in the U.S. for neonatal care

Pediatric experts across the U.S. have named OHSU Doernbecher one of the best children’s hospitals in 10 out of 10 specialties—and they’ve ranked our neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) #15 in the country. 

Each year, we care for hundreds of newborns and babies. 

Our Doernbecher pediatric intensive care specialists are committed to providing your child the highest quality care, in a family-centered environment.
We understand your baby’s illness is a challenging and sometimes frightening experience for you, and we do everything we can to support you and your family:

  • We offer a full range of services including highly specialized care for your critically ill newborn or premature infant needing special medical treatment or surgery
  • Our NICU is adjacent to OHSU’s mother-baby unit so our babies are cared for close to their mothers
  • We also care for babies who are not seriously ill but still need extra observation or specialized nursing care.