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OHSU Doernbecher is among best children’s hospitals in the region, nation

U.S. News & World Report recognizes the hospital's excellence in multiple pediatric specialties
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OHSU Doernbecher is regonized by U.S. News & World Report as the top children's hospital in Oregon, and among the best in the United States. (OHSU)

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 2021-2022 Best Children’s Hospitals.

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

OHSU Doernbecher is also among the top 10 children’s hospitals in the Pacific Region,* and ranks first in the state of Oregon.

“Despite the uncertainty of the pandemic, OHSU Doernbecher’s mission has always been clear: to improve the health and well-being of children in Oregon and beyond,” says Mary Beth Martin, B.S.N., M.B.A., vice president for Women’s & Children’s Services, OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. “It is an honor to once again be recognized amongst the top children’s hospitals in the nation. We are proud of the work that our dedicated and skilled team does each day, and more importantly, the positive impacts that it has on the children and families we serve.”

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.
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*About the 2021-2022 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-nine hospitals nationwide ranked in at least one specialty. In 2021, U.S. News added a ranking of children’s hospitals in each state (and the District of Columbia), as well as seven multi-state regions. The Pacific Region includes children’s hospitals in Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington.

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. To calculate the rankings, U.S. News gathered relevant data from children’s hospitals in early 2020 and from pediatric physicians and other healthcare organizations in 2021; because of the pandemic, data collection from children’s hospitals was not repeated in 2021.

This year’s rankings will be published in the U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals 2022” guidebook available October 5.

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