A HOME FOR HEALING

OHSU is building the Gary & Christine Rood Family Pavilion — a new guest house for out-of-town patients.

FAMILIES
HEAL TOGETHER

Watch our video series on what it means to have a home for healing during times of crisis.

MEET SARAH

MEET SARAH

Sarah’s doctors have called her recovery from aggressive brain cancer a miracle. She attributes it to the loving support of her family. “I don’t know how I would have gotten through this without my parents,” says Sarah. Her family traveled back and forth from their home in Southern Oregon for months while Sarah received lifesaving treatment at OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital.

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MEET MCKENNA

MEET MCKENNA

“Always look up. Never look down.” That’s the message McKenna has for anyone facing a health crisis. She would know. This incredibly optimistic 11-year-old has had 16 surgeries and continues to cope with the after-effects of brain cancer. She and her family have traveled from their home in Eugene, Oregon to OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital more than 60 times.

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MEET CAROLYN

MEET CAROLYN

When Carolyn was being treated for multiple myeloma at OHSU, she and her husband, Dennis, had to leave their hometown of Bend, Oregon for almost two months. “Home is where Dennis is,” says Carolyn. She knows how important it is for cancer patients to have the constant support of loved ones. That means having a place to stay near OHSU when a partner is in treatment.

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NO ONE PLANS
FOR THIS

Every year, thousands of families arrive at OHSU and Doernbecher Children’s Hospital from every corner of the region to receive long-term, specialty care unavailable in their home communities. These patients leave their families, homes and jobs behind. They face not only a medical crisis but also the logistical and financial demands of finding a place to stay in Portland. That’s why we’re building the Gary & Christine Rood Family Pavilion — a new home for healing at OHSU.

The guest house, scheduled to open on Portland's South Waterfront in 2019, will be funded entirely by private philanthropy.

7 THINGS TO KNOW
ABOUT THE GUEST HOUSE

Did you know that the Rood Family Pavilion will be operated in partnership with Ronald McDonald House Charities? And that it will serve both pediatric and adult patients? 

We've pulled together seven must-know elements about the guest house.

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