Oregon Health & Science University Hospital

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Oregon Health & Science University Hospital
Oregon Health & Science University
OHSU Hospital front - Portland, Oregon.JPG
Front of the main building
Oregon Health & Science University Hospital is located in Portland, Oregon
Oregon Health & Science University Hospital
LocationPortland, Multnomah County, Oregon, United States
Coordinates45°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
Care systemPublic
Hospital typeTeaching
Emergency departmentLevel I trauma center
WebsiteOHSU Hospital
ListsHospitals in Oregon

Oregon Health & Science University Hospital (OHSU Hospital) is a 522 bed teaching hospital, biomedical research facility, and Level I trauma center located on the campus of Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) in Portland in the U.S. state of Oregon. OHSU hospital has consistently been ranked by the U.S. News & World Report as the #1 hospital in the Portland metro regional area and is frequently ranked nationally in multiple medical specialties.

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]


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]


In 2015-2016, OHSU hospital was ranked #19 nationally for its ear, nose, and throat specialties, #36 for its geriatric medicine specialty, and #37 nationally for its cancer specialty.[5]


Oregon Health & Science University Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO).[6]

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  1. ^ "Oregon Trauma Hospitals" (PDF). Oregon Trauma System. Oregon Health Authority. March 30, 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 December 2011. 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. ^ "Oregon Health and Science University Hospital". U.S.News & World Report. Retrieved 13 February 2015.
  6. ^ "OHSU Hospital: Hospital General Information". Consumerreports.org. Consumer Reports. Retrieved 18 February 2016.