Who We Are

We are passionate and accomplished doctors, researchers and educators working together to provide innovative, world-class care.

As Oregon’s only academic health center, OHSU provides an extensive range of services, from everyday health care needs to complex, highly specialized therapies.

Our knowledge translates into cures and disease prevention. Our research sparks new treatments. Our educators teach tomorrow’s health care leaders. Our outreach programs improve community health.

OHSU Healthcare Stats 2016 fiscal year

OHSU includes two hospitals (OHSU Hospital and OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital) and numerous medical practices that are located on Marquam Hill, at the Center for Health & Healing, at the South Waterfront and in several neighborhoods in the Portland metro area.

In addition, OHSU partners with other clinical operations, managed by a joint management company, OHSU Partners. The affiliation combines the finest attributes of an academic health center with the best traits of a community hospital system, providing a complete range of services that no single health system could provide on its own.

The collaboration includes OHSU clinical services, Salem Hospital, West Valley Hospital, Willamette Health Partners, and other affiliated health care organizations, significantly expanding the clinical capacity and geographic breadth to Oregonians.

Total OHSU patient visits: 986,591

Hospital patient visits: 31,489
  Pediatrics: 6,822 — Adults: 22,974 — Newborns: 1,693

Medical clinics: 883,615
  Pediatrics: 167,166 — Adults: 646,167
  (Includes Child Development and Rehabilitation Center and Oregon Health Information Network visits.)

Dental clinics visits: 79,209
  Pediatrics: 9,099 — Adults: 70,110

OHSU/Doernbecher Emergency Room visits: 33,776
  Pediatrics: 9,783 — Adults: 23,993
  (Represents individuals who were seen and discharged. The total number of visits including those who became inpatients or were transferred to the Observation Unit and thus counted in other categories is 49,180.)

Observation Unit visits: 3,859
Pediatrics: 724 — Adults: 3,135

Day Patient/Day Surgery visits: 33,852
 
Pediatrics: 6,231 — Adults: 27,621

Total OHSU patients: 290,194

Health care admissions and medical clinics patients: 270,171
  Pediatrics: 66,234 — Adults: 203,937

Dental clinic patients: 20,023
  Pediatrics: 3,812 — Adults: 16,211

Bed count
Licensed beds: 576
Staffed beds: 573

Patient demographics

Health care patients from Oregon: 89 percent
Caring for the community: More than one-half of OHSU’s health care patient visits were covered via a public payer or were for patients who are uninsured.

OHSU at a Glance

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  • OHSU is a regional resource for patients from Oregon, southwest Washington, Idaho, Montana, Alaska and northern California.
  • More than 34 percent of OHSU patients come from outside the Portland tri-county metropolitan area.
  • Patients come to OHSU from every county in the state.
  • OHSU is one of two designated Level 1 Trauma Centers in the state and played a pivotal role in the inception of the Oregon Trauma System.
  • The OHSU Knight Cancer Institute is the only cancer center between Sacramento and Seattle designated by the National Cancer Institute.
  • OHSU is the only place in Oregon where adults and children can receive bone-marrow transplants.
  • The OHSU Center for Women's Health is one of 20 national Centers of Excellence for women's health.
  • The Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute (a partnership between OHSU and Kaiser Permanente) is the home for OHSU’s clinical and translational research, bringing together medical researchers from every arena to share expertise, technologies and ideas. OHSU is conducting more than 700 clinical trials to bring new treatments and cures to patients sooner.
  • OHSU’s Casey Eye Institute is home to the nation’s first research-oriented children’s eye clinic, the Elks Children’s Eye Clinic, established in 1949.
  • The discovery of the anti-cancer medication Gleevec by OHSU Knight Cancer Institute director Brian Druker, M.D., has saved more than 1,000,000 lives.