Oregon Health and Science University Hospital (Portland) | 100 great hospitals in America 2016
Oregon Health and Science University Hospital (Portland). OHSU is Oregon's only academic health center. The system traces its roots back to 1867, when Willamette University's first medical students began their education. Following the merger of Multnomah County Hospital and Medical School Hospital, OHSU Hospital opened its doors in 1973. Known then as University Hospital, the hospital adopted its current name in 1996. Today, the hospital has 576 licensed beds.
U.S. News & World Report ranked the hospital as No. 1 in Oregon and nationally in three adult specialties and seven pediatric specialties for 2015-16. OHSU Hospital is also recognized as a Magnet hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Additionally, the Human Rights Campaign recognized OHSU as a Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality.
In 1992, OHSU opened the Center for Research on Occupational and Environmental Toxicology building. The facility was one of the first in the world to combine molecular and cell biology to better understand how the human body and nervous system is affected by chemicals. In 2015, OHSU met a $1 billion fundraising challenge with Phil Knight, cofounder of Nike, and his wife Penny by raising $500,000 in less than two years to earn the Knights' matching gift. The money will support the creation of the first large-scale program dedicated to the early detection of lethal cancers.
© Copyright ASC COMMUNICATIONS 2017. Interested in LINKING to or REPRINTING this content? View our policies by clicking here.