Neighborhood Litter Pick up around Legacy Emanuel and Randall Children’s Hospital

By Legacy Emanuel/Legacy Randall

Please join us for a Neighborhood Litter pick-up around
Legacy Emanuel and Legacy Randall Children’s Hospital
May 8th, 2021 9:30 am-noon

Cleaning up Portland one Neighborhood at a Time


Project Description: Volunteer to help clean up the neighborhood surrounding Legacy and Randall medical centers. Both facilities are nestled in the Eliot Neighborhood, including nearby Dawson Park, Vancouver Avenue Baptist Church, and many historical homes and small businesses.

We have priority areas for clean-up. When you a finished, you will drop off your bagged litter in dumpsters at the Legacy Emanuel registration area.

Pre-registration required: Staff, physicians, family (13 and up) friends are welcome. No experience necessary. Many hands make light work. Use the link above to register.

Meeting and registration location: 2801 N. Gantenbein, main entrance of Legacy Emanuel Medical Center.

Staggered check-in: To avoid a crowd, check-in is between 9:30 am and 10 am.

Free parking: on street or parking structure across from the main entrance.

Bathrooms: portable restrooms are available (ADA accessible). The clean-up is ADA assessable. It’s throughout the neighborhood, walking on sidewalks.

What’s provided: heavy-duty garbage bags, litter grabbers, high-vis vests, and gloves are provided to all volunteers who need them.

What to bring: Bring water, snacks. There will be some water and snacks at the Legacy Emanuel registration area. COVID-19

Safety: Please come wearing a mask. YOU HAVE TO HAVE A MASK ON TO PARTICIPATE.

Age: Youth 13 years and up with an adult. All participants must register and sign a waiver form (you’ll see this when you click the link)

What to wear: comfortable walking shoes, bring gloves if you have them. Dress for the weather.

Supplies: we will supply vests, gloves (or you can bring your own), bags, and tool for picking up garbage.

Contacts: Vicki Guinn and Linda Stanford: or

Photo: courtesy of SOLVE.

Randall Children’s Hospital nationally recognized for excellence in surgery

By Kristin Whitney

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) has verified Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel as a Level 1 Children’s Surgery Center, making it one of two children’s surgical centers in Oregon to earn this prestigious validation.  

The Level 1 surgical verification was awarded because of Randall Children’s high-quality pediatric-specific surgical services, multidisciplinary team of world-class pediatric specialists and holistic approach to children’s surgery. Previously, Randall Children’s was the first hospital in Oregon and the first children’s hospital in the Pacific Northwest to receive the Level 1 pediatric trauma center verification by American College of Surgeons in 2017. 

“From the beginning, Randall Children’s Hospital was built with the needs of children and families in mind,” said Bronwyn Houston, president of Randall Children’s Hospital. “Randall Children’s treats over 100,000 children a year, and this achievement in pediatric surgery highlights the hospital’s expertise in providing the highest level of comprehensive care possible for every child.”

Randall Children’s is one of 21 surgical centers in the nation to achieve this elite verification from the American College of Surgeons. The process is rigorous, requiring surgical centers to meet essential criteria for staffing, training, and facility infrastructure and protocols for children’s care.

“Kids have unique physical and emotional needs,” said Cindy Gingalewski, M.D., medical director of children’s surgical services. “If your child requires surgery, you want to know that at every step of the way they are being treated by leading pediatric specialists who are committed to providing the highest quality care tailored for children.”

Some requirements and attributes of an ACS-CSV-verified pediatric surgical program include:

  • Pediatric-trained specialists including surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, radiologists and intensivists who are available to care for children 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • Children’s specialty surgeons in pediatric orthopedic surgery, pediatric neurosurgery, congenital heart surgery, pediatric plastic surgery, pediatric ophthalmology, pediatric otolaryngology and pediatric urology are required in Level 1 children’s surgical centers.  
  • Dedicated resources to take care of the most complex pediatric conditions.
  • Providing leadership in education to families, community pediatricians, and emergency personnel.
  • Participation in a national data registry that yields semiannual reports of quality for processes and outcomes and identifies opportunities for continuous quality improvements.
  • A robust research program that brings evidence-based science into clinical practice at the bedside.

Randall Children’s participates in ongoing performance improvement efforts to ensure each patient experiences the best possible surgical outcome from the emergency department to the inpatient rehabilitation program. Throughout the Pacific Northwest, Randall Children’s is known for its excellent communication with referring pediatricians and families.

The American College of Surgeons is a scientific and educational association of surgeons that was founded in 1913 to improve the quality of care for the surgical patient by setting high standards for surgical education and practice. Longstanding achievements have placed the ACS in the forefront of American surgery and have made it an important advocate for all surgical patients.

About Legacy Health

Legacy Health is a locally owned, nonprofit health system driven by our mission to improve the health of those around us. We offer a unique blend of health services – from wellness and urgent care to dedicated children’s care and advanced medical centers – to care for patients of all ages when and where they need us across the Portland/Vancouver metro area and mid-Willamette Valley. With an eye toward a healthier community, our partnerships tackle vital issues such as housing and mental health. Legacy strives to help everyone live healthier and better lives, with the vision of being essential to the health of the region. For more information, visit