Oregon Health & Science University Hospital

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Oregon Health & Science University Hospital
Oregon Health & Science University
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Front of the main building
Oregon Health & Science University Hospital is located in Portland, Oregon
Oregon Health & Science University Hospital
Geography
Location Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, United States
Coordinates 45°29′57″N 122°41′06″W / 45.4992°N 122.685°W / 45.4992; -122.685Coordinates: 45°29′57″N 122°41′06″W / 45.4992°N 122.685°W / 45.4992; -122.685
Organization
Care system Public
Hospital type Teaching
Services
Emergency department Level I trauma center
Beds 534
Links
Website OHSU Hospital
Lists Hospitals in Oregon

Oregon Health & Science University Hospital (OHSU Hospital) is a Level I trauma center and teaching hospital in Portland in the U.S. state of Oregon. Part of Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), the facility has 534 beds. Located on OHSU's Marquam Hill campus south of Downtown Portland, the hospital is adjacent to Doernbecher Children's Hospital and a Shriners Hospital for Children. OHSU Hospital is one of only two Level I trauma centers in Oregon.[1]

History[edit]

The hospital was the subject of a lawsuit in 2006 due to a surgery performed on former television personality Ken Ackerman.[2] The jury awarded Ackerman $1.4 million in the medical malpractice suit in a case that then spent years on appeal in the courts and saw a change in the Oregon Tort Claims Act while the case continued.[2] In October 2008, the hospital decided to postpone a $350 million expansion of its Kohler Pavilion wing.[3] The hospital did open 60 additional beds in the Kohler wing in February 2009, bringing the total number of hospital beds in the wing to 144.[4]

Details[edit]

The 534-bed hospital was ranked number 23 in the United States by U.S. News & World Report in 2011 for its ear, nose, and throat specialties.[5][6] It was also ranked number 32 for its urology care in pediatrics and number 35 for its cancer treatment in pediatrics.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Oregon Trauma Hospitals". Oregon Trauma System. Oregon Health Authority. March 30, 2010. Retrieved 21 July 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Beaven, Steve (February 10, 2010). "Court rules that former Portland TV personality should get $1.4 million from doctor, OHSU". The Oregonian. Retrieved 22 July 2011. 
  3. ^ Sickinger, Ted (October 11, 2008). "OHSU pulls back on plan to expand the Kohler Pavilion". The Oregonian. Retrieved 22 July 2011. 
  4. ^ Dworkin, Andy (February 20, 2009). "OHSU opens two new patient floors on Pill Hill". The Oregonian. Retrieved 22 July 2011. 
  5. ^ a b "U.S. News Best Hospitals: Ear, Nose & Throat". U.S.News & World Report. Retrieved 20 July 2011. 
  6. ^ Budnick, Nick (July 19, 2011). "Oregon Health & Science University specialty garners national ranking; six other local hospitals recognized". The Oregonian. Retrieved 20 July 2011.