Doernbecher Children's Hospital
The first full-service children's hospital in the Pacific Northwest, Doernbecher provides full-spectrum pediatric care. The hospital opened in 1926 on Portland's Marquam Hill. Doernbecher Children's Hospital developed the nation's first academic children's eye clinic in 1949 and Oregon's first neonatal intensive care center in 1968.
Construction of the six-story hospital in 1925–26 was financed primarily by a donation from a charitable trust managed by the heirs of Frank Silas Doernbecher (1861–1921), a prominent Portland businessman who established the Doernbecher Manufacturing Company in Portland in 1900. The company was Portland's leading furniture manufacturer, and grew to become one of the country's largest furniture makers. Frank Doernbecher had stipulated in his will that the money, which amounted to $200,000, be given "to some charity for the benefit of the people of Oregon". The hospital's original name was the Doernbecher Memorial Hospital for Children, and from the start it was part of the University of Oregon Medical School, which in the 1970s became Oregon Health & Science University.
See also 
- "Children's Hospital Ready For Patients: Doernbecher Memorial Dedication Draws Throng". (July 31, 1926). The Morning Oregonian, p. 6.
- Poida, Walter J. (1977). National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination Form: Frank Silas Doernbecher House (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved May 13, 2012.
- MacColl, E. Kimbark (1979). The Growth of a City: Power and Politics in Portland, Oregon, 1915 to 1950. The Georgian Press. pp. 378, 475. ISBN 0-9603408-1-5.
- "Memorial Hospital Has [First] Birthday Party: Doernbecher Invites Friends to See Institution". (August 3, 1927). The Morning Oregonian, p. 4.
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