A young child and his mother stand side-by-side, smiling, in front of a camp cabin

Finding community at camp

Twelve-year-old Alijah was born with a congenital heart defect called hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS). He’s been treated at OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital since he was born, and has...

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,...

Happy Howl-oween from Hope and Davis!

Halloween is almost here – what better way to celebrate than with custom pumpkin carving templates featuring OHSU Doernbecher's beloved Hospital Facility Dogs, Hope and Davis? Download PDF...

Take care of yourself and your children this flu season

The number of vaccines administered to kids and adults in Oregon dropped dramatically during the first half of this year, according to the Oregon Health Authority. Hospitals are actively responding...

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Cleaning safely during the COVID-19 Pandemic

As we take measures to stay healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic, cleaning and disinfecting of surfaces is an important part of preventing the spread of disease. The Centers for Disease Control and...

COVID-19 and kids: Your questions, answered

Are kids immune to the virus that causes COVID-19? Kids are not immune to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. When they do contract the infection, however, they seem to have fewer symptoms...

How to talk to your kids about COVID-19

How can parents and guardians best help kids understand and process the COVID-19 pandemic? During stressful times, children – no matter what their age – want to know three basic things: Am I...

Team Axel: taking on Pompe disease together

Every week, a small blond boy walks through the double doors of OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital’s hematology oncology clinic. It’s Axel, and he’s here for his “muscle juice” (an...

All about NICH

What is the NICH program? When most people hear the word “nich,” they think of “niche” – a specialty. An OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital program called Novel Interventions in...

Your flu vaccine questions, answered

Why should my family get vaccinated for flu this season? Last year’s flu season was one of the highest severity flu seasons on record, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...