These hospitals have helped more than one million children — regardless of a families'
ability to pay. --since the first Shriners Hospital for Children opened in
Shreveport, LA in 1922.
We are very fortunate to have one of the Shriners hospitals located in Portland.
In 1924, the original Shriners Hospital opened in Portland at NE 82nd Ave.and
Eventually, it was decided to build a new facility within the Oregon Health
Sciences medical complex, overlooking the downtown area from the West Hills, at
a capital investment of over $25 million. The Portland Hospital specializes in
orthopedic treatment and surgery, includes a Research Center and is also a
teaching facility. In 2010, an $85 million expansion of the Portland Hospital
was dedicated, and is in use today.
Since that time, for over almost 95 years, more than a million children with orthopedic
problems, burns and spinal cord injuries have been treated up to their 18th birthday, in a network
of 22 hospitals providing pediatric specialty care, innovative research, and outstanding
teaching programs for medical professionals.
In 2014, we are celebrating the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Shriners Hospital in Portland.