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Virtual Tour of Portland’s Shriners Hospital for Children - Continued

Noble John Smith
July 2016

This is the fourth in a series of articles by Noble John Smith, who now volunteers at the front desk of our hospital and is a member of the new Hospital Support Club.

Floor 4:

Many Nobles have not visited Portland’s Shriners Hospital. This, for them, is the next article in our floor-by-floor “tour” of that house made by Shriners to care for children needing a renewed life.

You exit the elevator onto the “deer” or “mountains” floor – Floor 4. It is where Surgical Services, Human Resources, Graphic Arts, Clinical Research, Material Management and Rehabilitation Services reside. One of the first things you see after you exit the elevator and turn right, is the Surgical Services waiting room, with some of the best views in the building. The doorway to Surgical Services (access restricted) is just before the waiting area, behind which are eight pre-and-post operation rooms and four operating rooms. The Hospital averages about 100 surgeries a month; about 70% of these, in 2015, were outpatient procedures.

You may need to know where Human Resources is located if you wanted to be employed at Portland’s Shriners Hospital. It is further on down the hall and on your left. Clinical photography and graphics services are processed across the hall in the Graphic Arts department.

Clinical Research is further down the hall and is on your left. It is there that a patient’s can opt into research studies to help evaluate the effectiveness of various treatments. This differs from the more general “Research” on Floor 6.

Walk further and you begin to see the Rehabilitation Services rooms. Rehabilitation Services includes Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Recreational Therapy and Speech Therapy and is second only to the Outpatient Clinic in patient visits with over 8000 appointments each year.

The first room you come to houses the assistive technology equipment, various power chairs and communication devices for patients to use. The next two rooms are used primarily for Occupational Therapy, helping children improve upper extremity function in order to accomplish activities of daily living, like dressing and feeding themselves. Next is the Physical Therapy gym, a room full of exercise equipment and mobility devices where therapists help patients improve their strength and mobility to maximize independence. Photos across the hall from the gym highlight some of our more fun Recreational Therapy activities like skiing, horseback riding and kayaking.

You’ll see Rehabilitation’s reception area around the hall corner. Patients needing therapy which can best be done in water will find the hydrotherapy pool inviting and near the Rehabilitation Services office. Lining the right side of the hallway are the Speech Therapy rooms, followed by the door to the sky bridge linking Shriners Hospital to OHSU.

Return to the public elevator. Floors 5 and 6 are “staff only” floors so the next article will reveal them to you via a “read-only” tour.

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For More Information, please contact:

Patricia Grennan
Director of Community Affairs and Development
Shriners Hospitals for Children - Portland
3101 SW Sam Jackson Park Road
Portland, OR 97239

Phone 503-221-3458

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