The view from OHSU {Portland, OR}

I have lived in Oregon for almost 18 years, but today was the first time I have had a reason to go to OHSU.  You can take the aerial tram, which I plan to do someday just for fun, but today I drove myself up the hill.

I used the Maps app on my iPhone and freaked out a little when it started telling me to look for parking because I’d have to walk the rest of the way to my destination.  I ignored the nice Maps lady and kept driving – since, you know, there was a road – and thankfully it spit me out right at Kohler Pavilion where I needed to be.

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Why was I at OHSU?  Don’t worry, nothing serious, I was just taking the OHSU Labor and Delivery tour so I’d have the lay of the land when working with doula clients delivering there.  I’ve heard good things about OHSU, but I was really impressed with some of the info I read:

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I am so glad to live near a place with some great labor and delivery options that most hospitals aren’t willing or able to provide.  If we do have kids, I would absolutely look at delivering here.

I needed to go up to the 7th floor of the Kohler Pavilion, but I was a little early and when I got on the elevator I saw that there was an atrium on the 9th floor so I decided to check that out.  The 9th floor also happens to be where the aerial tram station is, and the view is pretty nice.  The Mountain wasn’t “out” today (and it would be a little more to the right of this photo), but it’s still a pretty view:

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Thanks to this favorite camera apps post from Kevin & Amanda, I had just downloaded 360 Panorama app, and figured this was the perfect place to try it out for the first time.  Just click and drag the image below to the left or the right to rotate the picture.  It’ll be like you were standing exactly where I was, seeing exactly what I saw.  So cool, right?!  What do you think?

 

You can also click here to see it bigger in its own window which is pretty cool.

How’s that for a random post?  Hospitals and photo apps!

Comments

  1. says

    Wow! Those are some impressive stats! I delivered my first son at Cedars Sinai in Beverly Hills and my OBGYN recommended OHSU when I told her I was moving to Portland. I went there for a breast exam when I first moved here and decided it was too far out of the way for me. I ended up picking an OBGYN that delivered out of Providence for my second son’s delivery (and was very happy with the facility, nursing staff, etc.) but I have to say that the water birth option of OHSU is pretty compelling.

    • says

      Yeah, other places will let you labor in water, but OHUS is the only hospital I’ve heard of so far that will let you deliver in the water as well, and there’s a special class you have to take on it. I’ve heard good things about Providence too, I like that they have midwifery and obstetrics, and I’ve read that they are also committed to avoiding elective inductions and ceareans, especially before 39 weeks. I really do feel lucky to live in Oregon, I feel like for the most part our hospitals are on the right track when it comes to labor choices.

      Congrats on your newest little one, I just read your beautiful birth story! And now I’m off to check out Every Mother Counts and Charity Miles!!

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