Vancouver, provides a broad range of
services in a family-focused environment
that places a premium on patient comfort
and peace of mind. The medical center is
particularly known for its children’s healthcare services, which include a child abuse
assessment team, a children’s emergency
room, a newborn nursery, short stay surgery,
neonatal intensive care and pediatric development and rehabilitation.
Additional services at the Salmon Creek
hospital, opened in 2005, include cancer
care, cardiac rehabilitation, emergency
services, epilepsy care, a foot and ankle
clinic, diagnostic imaging, maternal and
fetal medicine, pediatrics and radiation
oncology, among several others. The facility
also features a healing garden, a comprehensive pain management center and a breast
Oregon Health & Science
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road
Portland, OR 97239; 503-494-8311
Oregon Health & Science University
(OHSU) is a national leader in terms of
personalized medicine, with a laser-like
focus on positive health outcomes and
preventive care above all else. This has
earned the healthcare institution national
recognition for the level of care it provides
to patients in the Portland area.
Among the specialties at OHSU include
pediatric care, based at the renowned Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. The hospital
focuses on bone and joint care, cardiology,
cancer and blood diseases, surgery and
neurology—services that can be difficult to
find elsewhere when it comes to pediatrics.
The hospital serves a large number of
low-income children and families in the
Pacific Northwest, often free of charge.
OHSU also offers a wide range of other
medical services, including cancer, cardiovascular and brain care. Additionally, it is a
widely respected research institution, with
the innovations developed at its southwest
Portland facility influencing healthcare practitioners across the globe.
PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center
400 NE Mother Joseph Place
Vancouver, WA 98664
PeaceHealth is a faith-based nonprofit
healthcare organization that delivers
specialty care to more than a quarter-mil-lion patients each year at its location in
Vancouver. In fact, it’s one of the top
employers in southwest Washington, with
more than 3, 100 caregivers and 600 healthcare professionals on its team.
The medical center provides various
services, including heart and vascular care,
outpatient procedures, stroke care, robot-ic-assisted surgeries and care for brain,
spine and back issues. It also has a modern
birthing center particularly aimed at high-risk pregnancies, along with serving as one
of just three trauma centers in the Portland
In all, PeaceHealth Southwest has 450 licensed
beds and serves more than 75,000 people each
year in its emergency department.
Providence Milwaukie Hospital
10150 SE 32nd Avenue
Milwaukie, OR 97222
This medical center, located just southeast
of Portland in the suburb of Milwaukie,
has a strong focus on preventive care and
addressing the “whole person” before he or
she suffers an illness or serious medical condition. The facility and its team of doctors,
nurses, staff members and community volunteers deliver both inpatient and outpatient
services that leverage cutting-edge technology
in a patient-centered environment.
FINDING A DOCTOR
Moving to a new city is exciting, but it also requires finding the grocery
store you like, the schools your kids will attend — and the healthcare
practitioners that fit the needs of your family. Here are a few local and
national physician resources, where you can search for physicians by
location, specialty, and more.
American Medical Association Doctor Finder | www.ama-assn.org
Resources for general health information, as well as a search function for
local physician resources under the “Patients” tab of the site.
American Academy of Pediatrics | www.aap.org | www.healthychildren.org
National website for children’s health resources; separate “Parenting
Corner” website is a comprehensive site for health-related news, questions,
and other topics.
Healthgrades | www.healthgrades.com/find-a-doctor
Search for specialists in your area by condition, procedure, and doctors
who have experience in the specific care you need. The site matches you
with a doctor, where users can see reviews and ratings from other patients.
Oregon Medical Association Physician Finder | www.theoma.org/physicians
Find Oregon Medical Association member physicians based on location