Legacy Emanuel Hospital & Health Center

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Legacy Emanuel Hospital & Health Center

Legacy Emanuel Medical Center is a medical facility located in Portland, Oregon, United States. Founded in 1912 by the Lutheran Church, it is a part of Legacy Health. The facility is home to the Oregon Burn Center, The Children's Hospital, the Life Flight Network (MEDEVAC) and is a Level I trauma center.

The 554-bed facility provides a full range of services including conventional surgery, radiation treatment, high risk patient care and others.


Legacy Emanuel's campus includes center for burn treatment, urology, trauma, and neonatal care. The Emergency Services Trauma Center was designated as a Level I trauma care facility in 1988 by the state of Oregon. Emanuel's campus also includes The Children's Hospital.

Oregon Burn Center

Legacy’s burn unit treats around 300 patients each year. The burn center is one of only a few in the country with a Total Contact scanner that is used to create masks for severe facial burn victims to aid in the recovery process.

The Children's Hospital

The Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel is located on the main hospital's campus. The children’s hospital includes a neonatal unit for newborns. Children’s Hospital includes a cancer treatment center with services such as neurology and neuro-oncology, and an emergency services department for children. Located on the campus is a fifteen bedroom Ronald McDonald House that opened in 1997 and provides low cost housing for parents of children receiving care at the hospital. The 242 million dollar expansion ranks as Portland's costliest development on the inner east side since reconstruction of the Lloyd Center shopping mall nearly 20 years ago.

Nurse training center

Legacy opened the Carl Peterson Clinical Nursing Education Center at the hospital in 2005. The training center has a number of simulation labs designed for the training and assessment of nurses. The education center is also intended to serve as a resource for training all staff not just nurses.

Accreditation and recognition

In April 2007, the hospital was named to the 2007 Honor Roll of The Center for Companies That Care in recognition for its working environment and contributions to the community.

Emanuel Legacy is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO).

Building Activity

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