A note from our Administrator
It is no secret that Shriners Hospital for Children — Portland is one of the most beautiful buildings in the city. The views of Mt. Hood, Mt. St. Helens, and sometimes Mt. Adams in the far distance are spectacular. Did you know that the Portland Shriners Hospital is one of the best constructed and maintained buildings? Thanks to an amazing facilities, EVS, and IS team, our building continues to provide a wonderful place for patients to receive care and employees to work.
During extreme weather events such as hot summer temperatures, ice storms, and even heavy wildfire smoke, our maintenance & engineering team are always behind the scenes working. The same is true for our information systems team and security team keeping our IS systems running 24×7. Environmental services is always right by our side keeping our facility sparkling clean.
It is a perfect example of what great team work can accomplish together.
Dereesa Reid, MBA
Hospital Administrator at Shriners Hospitals for Children – Portland
Thank you all for your support & genorousity during our first virtual fundraising walk Stroll, Roll & SHINE! We can’t begin to explain our gratitude. With your help, we were able to raise over $20K for the Portland Shriners Hospital. Seeing this kind of support from our community is overwhelming and we are extremely grateful! Keep shining!
Young dancer with scoliosis gets new brace
Jorie is a fearless and adventurous 11-year-old, and she continues to live her life uninhibited after being diagnosed with scoliosis. A dancer at heart, Jorie has spent the last 8 years participating in all styles of dance – modern, hip-hop, jazz and her favorite ballet – something that has not changed since learning of her condition.
KGW recently highlighted her story. Click on the image above to watch her story.
Listen to the latest Podcast!
Listen to the latest Healing Heroes PDX episode!
After being unable to hold in-person sports and activities for over a year, many youth sports in Oregon are finally returning and welcoming back kids who have been cooped up for the past several months. With such a long break from playing sports comes an increased risk for injuries. Listen to the newest episode of Healing Heroes PDX where Dominique Laron, M.D. pediatric orthopaedic physician, discusses best practices for kids making a return to the playing field.
When injuries do occur, patients and families can count on the Portland Shriners Hospital’s Walk-in Fracture and Sports Injury Clinic as a convenient and reliable resource.
Congratulations to our physical therapists
Congratulations to both Michelle Foss, PT, PCS, & Shannon Kelly PT, PCS on completing their Board Certifications as Pediatric Clinical Specialists by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS). This is a very robust and difficult examination process. As of June 2020, ABPTS has certified just 2,205 pediatric specialists. The Portland Shriners Hospital now has 4 physical therapists who are Pediatric Clinical Specialists, which speaks to the level of specialized care that patients and families can expect from the hospital.