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OHSU Doernbecher ranks among nation’s best children’s hospitals

U.S. News & World Report recognizes the hospital's excellence in multiple pediatric specialties
OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital
For the 11th year, US News & World Report has recognized OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital in specialties such as nephrology, neonatology and more. (OHSU/Kristyna Wentz-Graff)

UPDATE: On June 24, 2020, OHSU Doernbecher's national rankings in pediatric neonatology, nephrology and orthopedics  were revised upwards due to a previous error in the U.S. News & World Report data transfer procedure. The ranking updates have been reflected below. 

OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital has been ranked one of the best children’s hospitals in the United States, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2020-2021 Best Children’s Hospitals.

This year, OHSU Doernbecher was recognized in the following pediatric specialties:


“For 11 years, U.S. News has recognized the exemplary service provided by our physicians, nurses and staff,” says Mary Beth Martin, B.S.N., M.B.A., vice president for Women’s & Children’s Services, OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. “This helps to validate OHSU Doernbecher’s commitment to providing its patients the best, and most innovative, family-centered care possible.”

OHSU Doernbecher is the only full-service children’s hospital in Oregon whose pediatric specialties meet U.S. News' criteria for excellence in: 

  • Level and quality of hospital resources, including staffing, technology and special services. 
  • Delivery of care, such as reputation among pediatric specialists, programs that prevent infections and adherence to best practices. 
  • Clinical outcomes, including patient survival, infection rates and complications.

About the 2020-2021 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings

The Best Children's Hospitals rankings highlight U.S. News' top 50 U.S. pediatric facilities in 10 specialty areas based on an extensive analysis using a methodology that combines clinical and operational data collected directly from a survey of 193 children's hospitals, results from a reputational survey of board-certified pediatric specialists and supplemental information from resources such as the National Cancer Institute. Eighty-six hospitals nationwide ranked in at least one specialty. 

U.S. News introduced the Best Children's Hospitals rankings in 2007 to help families of sick children find the best medical care available. The rankings offer families an exclusive look at quality-related information at the individual hospital level. 

Survival rates, adequacy of nurse staffing, procedure volume, etc., can be viewed online.

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