Portland Health Information
Portland, Oregon offers a variety of attractions and events to keep both visitors and residents happily busy. Among these are the Portland Rose Festival, the Portland Trailblazers (NBA), the Rose City Rollers (roller derby) and a wide range of parks and recreational sites.
Oregon’s rating for uninsured residents is just barely over the national average and the 24th lowest ranking for prenatal care for women in their first trimester. Despite this, Oregon also has one of the country’s lowest preterm birth ratings (7th) and one of the lowest mortality rates for infants (8th).
Oregon also has done well in the areas of obesity (26th) and hospitalizations that were preventable (3rd lowest ranking).
If a Portland, Oregon medical employer wants an ACLS card, employees have several options, one of which is to obtain ACLS education and certification through our online course and exam. Created by AHA trained physicians, our ACLS program can be conveniently taken at the student’s own pace and completed in the time frame that works best for the student. Our ACLS program meets all current standards and is accepted in all fifty states.
If an online approach doesn’t work for the student, we also have a resource page for Oregon which lists appropriate local ACLS resources.
Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) is comprised of both the OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital and the OHSU Hospital, as well as practices in both specialties and primary care. As an academic medical center, OHSU both treats the public and educates students in how to become health care professionals.
OHSU has received awards and recognition for multiple years running. It has made the best hospital list with U.S. World News and Reports for sixteen years in a row prior to its 2011 - 2012 win. It was further noted for high performance in ten areas of specialty including orthopedics, geriatrics, ophthalmology, urology and cancer, among others.
Portland State University serves over 30,000 who learn in more than 220 programs. Some of the programs students can choose from include biology, chemistry, health studies, psychology and speech and hearing sciences.
Commonly Asked Online Portland ACLS Certification Questions
If I am not happy with the ACLS card certification course can I get my money back?
Yes, you can. We have a money back guarantee on our programs for 60 days after purchase.
Do I need to use a computer for your course?
No. There are a number of ways to gain access to our course, including computer, tablet and smartphone.
If I fail the ACLS exam, what happens next?
You are able to retake the ACLS exam when you want, as much as you want for no additional charge.
Portland is the largest city in Oregon and part of Multnomah County. It is situated on the northwest part of Oregon on the Willamette River. As of 2009, the population for Portland was 582,130. It was a stopping point for Lewis and Clark on their expedition in 1805 and the city was founded in 1845. The city was a base for the California Gold Rush and developed a salmon and lumber industry. It was also a supply point for the Alaska Gold Rush.
It is now one of the leading grain exporters and one of top five automobile import centers. The city is very clean and lacks some of the other big city problems such as crime, traffic, and pollution. Portland had several gardens, parks, and fountains situated throughout the city. The city thrives on tourism and it draws in 7 million people per year.
Portland has a temperate climate with mild and damp winters and dry, warm summers. It falls within the cool, dry summer subtropical zone. Summers are warm and dry and winters are cool and wet. Spring also receives much rainfall and there are 37.5 inches of rainfall per year in Downtown Portland.
Portland has several outdoor public art displays and fountains. Portlandia is a 35 foot tall copper sculpture of a kneeling woman. Ira’s fountain is a water sculpture that sits across from the Civic Auditorium. The Japanese Garden is one of the most authentic Japanese gardens in the nation. The Vineyards in the Willamette Valley are outside of a city and a popular wine tour destination.
Portland also has a diverse economy with manufacturing, electronics, metals, transportation, lumber, and other industries. Portland’s high tech center has 1,700 technology companies as well. There is also a wholesale, retail trade, and government sector. The city is ranked as the “Greenest City in America” and is among the top 10 greenest cities in the world.
Portland has a legacy for preserving natural land. Forest Park is the largest wilderness park in the United States within city limits with over 5,000 acres. The city also has extinct volcanoes within its boundaries, and Mount Tabor Park is an extinct volcano with scenic views.
The Portland Center for the Performing Arts is a popular arts center with annual and monthly events. Performing groups include the Oregon Symphony, Portland Opera, Oregon Ballet Theatre, Portland Youth Philharmonic, and Portland Gay Men’s Chorus.
The Portland Art Museum is one of the 25 largest in the country and has 35 centuries of works exhibited. There are Renaissance, 19th and 20th century American, Native American, Asian, and West African art works exhibited. The Northwest Film and Video center shows historical and traditional film exhibits.