Annual Report

Transforming Trauma Care

Oregon Health & Science University is a Level 1 trauma center in Portland, Oregon, providing tertiary trauma care for the Pacific Northwest. Designated in 1988 by the Oregon Trauma Systems Section of the Department of Human Services, OHSU has a long history of commitment to the care of injured patients, the training residents, and to research. In 2012, OHSU received a three year verification by the American College of Surgeons.

OHSU is able to meet its obligations as a Level 1 trauma center through the skill and expertise of our surgeons, residents nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses and ancillary staff. The multidisciplinary teamwork found within OHSU is the overarching factor that leads to successful treatment of seriously injured patients. The resources invested in our program by hospital administration, the expertise and time contributed by our medical school faculty, and the dedication of our health care specialists all result in a broadly based commitment to transforming trauma care.

2016 Trauma Program Report Summary

  • In 2016, The Trauma Service at OHSU treated 3003 patients.
  • 1959 ( 65 %) were brought to OHSU directly from the scene of injury, and 1044 ( 35%) were transferred form another hospital.
  • The mean injury severity score of admitted patients was 12.2.
  • The number of patients increased in every age group except for those aged 12-24 and 56-64.
  • Injury prevention: Think First and matter of balance fall prevention had another successful year, serving more than 36,000 community members.
  • The Trauma Laboratory had another productive year, publishing 38 research papers and receiving more than $8 million in new continued funding.