Healthcare worker and small child, both wearing masks. Child is holding sleeve up on their arm and provider wipes arm with a cotton pad.

Making your baby or child more comfortable for vaccines

Now that COVID-19 vaccines are available for children under 5, it’s a good time to review some ways to make getting them easier for both parents and kids. We’ve lined up some tips from the Child...

Health care worker wearing a mask stands in a colorful playroom. She is holding up a stuffed moose and a pet shop toy.

2021 Gifts for good

We depend on our community to help make the holidays special for kids and families, and your generosity makes an enormous difference. If you’re in a position to support OHSU Doernbecher...

2020 Gifts for good

Looking for a way to support OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital this holiday season? First of all: thank you! We depend on our community to help make the holidays special for kids and families,...

2017 Gifts for good

Looking for a way to support OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital this holiday season? First of all – thank you! We put together a list of ways you can help that will directly benefit patients...

A Doernbecher patient gives back

Four years ago, 15-year-old Lydia Tam was undergoing inpatient chemotherapy at OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital – and she forgot to pack socks. Our hospital provided her with a pair to keep...

Meet Hope, Doernbecher’s hospital facility dog

"Can I take her home with me?" It's one of the questions Child Life Program Manager Sandy Westfall hears most often from Doernbecher patients (and, occasionally, employees) when they first...

Finding bravery at Doernbecher

If you’ve been to Doernbecher recently, you may have noticed some new faces outside the 10th floor pediatric hematology/oncology clinic. These “Brave Bots,” designed and created by local artist...