Portland October 22, 2017
The Best Hospital In The Entire State Of Oregon is Right Here in Portland
No one wants to get sick and have to go to the hospital. That much is given. But if you have to go, we have the best hospital in the state right here in Portland. Ranked by
U.S. News, Oregon Health and Science University maintains its #1 spot as the best hospital in Oregon again this year.
Not only is the hospital ranked #1 in Oregon, it is also nationally ranked in 7 adult and 6 pediatric specialties.
The teaching hospital has over 29,000 admissions annually and 47,000 visits to its emergency room, making it one of the busiest around as well.
Located on Marquam Hill, the picturesque campus is home to dentistry, medicine, and nursing schools, as well as two hospitals.
The main hospital, Oregon Health & Science University Hospital, serves as a Level I trauma center and general hospital, while the neighboring Doernbecher Children's Hospital specializes in pediatric medicine.
OHSU's highest national rankings are in Ear, Nose & Throat (18), Diabetes & Endocrinology (20), Nephrology (22) and Cancer (26).
The hospital also ranked within the top 50 nationwide for Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Geriatrics, and Neurology & Neurosurgery.
The Doernbecher Children's Hospital at Oregon Health and Science University also ranked in the top 50 nationally for Neonatology, Pediatric Cancer, Pediatric Diabetes & Endocrinology, Pediatric Nephrology, Pediatric Neurology & Neurosurgery, and Pediatric Pulmonology.
Additionally, the nursing staff at OHSU is rated as Excellent, meaning you are in good hands here.
In the early 2000s, the hospital and schools had outgrown the Marquam Hill location, and announced plans to expand into the South Waterfront.
From this came a new campus, The Center for Health & Healing in 2007 and the Collaborative Life Sciences Building in 2014.
The two are connected by the Portland Aerial Tram, a commuter tram that connects the Marquam Hill campus with the South Waterfront.
This unique ride is free to all hospital patients, employees and students, but visitors can also enjoy the scenic trip for $4.70.
The tram, along with the Go By Bike Valet adjacent to it, has made navigating to and from the hospitals all the easier.
As a teaching hospital, OHSU excels as well. It is the only MD program in the state, is extremely competitive for admissions, and typically has 70 percent in-state attendance.
The schools of Nursing and Dentistry are also highly ranked and competitive.
While we all hope to stay out of the hospital, if you have to go...
You are in good hands in Portland.
Want to take the tram without being a patient? Check out this article about the
Portland Aerial Tram for more information.