Oregon Health & Science University Hospital

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.

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
Emergency departmentLevel I trauma center
WebsiteOHSU Hospital
ListsHospitals in Oregon

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]


In 1887, a state medical school was chartered by the University of Oregon that would later become OHSU. During the 20th century, various academic institutions began offering nursing, dental, and public health education for the first time in Portland. Meanwhile, institutions emerged to offer medical services to disabled children and the indigent. These institutions and academic programs would later merge to form OHSU.[2]

In 1974, these hospitals, schools, and academic programs were brought together to form the new University of Oregon Health Sciences Center, and became the state of Oregon's only academic medical center.[3][4] It was renamed Oregon Health Sciences University in 1981.[5] 1981 was also the year that OHSU was designated[6] a Level 1 trauma center: one of only two in the state of Oregon.[7][8]

In 1995, OHSU became a public corporation[9] separate from the Oregon State System of Higher Education. Dispensing with the Board of Higher Education as the governing body of the institution, OHSU adopted a Board of Directors. The governor nominates members of the OHSU Board of Directors; they are then approved by the Oregon Senate.[10]


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.[11]


Oregon Health & Science University Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO).[12]

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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. ^ "History - About OHSU". OHSU.edu. Retrieved 26 April 2020.
  3. ^ Liu, MD; Kelz, MD, MSCE, MBA, Jason B.; Rachel R. "Types of Hospitals in the United States". Journal of the American Medical Association Network. Retrieved 26 April 2020.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  4. ^ "What It Means to Be an Academic Medical Center". Penn Medicine. Retrieved 26 April 2020.
  5. ^ "History - About OHSU". OHSU.edu. Retrieved 26 April 2020.
  6. ^ "Level One Trauma Center". OHSU Trauma Center, OHSU.edu. Retrieved 26 April 2020.
  7. ^ "Trauma Center Levels Explained". American Trauma Society. Retrieved 26 April 2020.
  8. ^ "Verified Trauma Centers in Oregon - The American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma". FACS.org. Retrieved 26 April 2020.
  9. ^ Sherwood, Courtney. "Hospital Finances: A Look at OHSU, Kaiser, Adventist and Tuality". The Lund Report. Retrieved 26 April 2020.
  10. ^ "History - About OHSU". OHSU.edu. Retrieved 26 April 2020.
  11. ^ "Oregon Health and Science University Hospital". U.S.News & World Report. Retrieved 13 February 2015.
  12. ^ "OHSU Hospital: Hospital General Information". Consumerreports.org. Consumer Reports. Retrieved 18 February 2016.