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Legacy Emanuel Medical Center

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Legacy Emanuel Medical Center is a medical facility located in Portland, Oregon, United States. Founded in 1912, it is a part of Legacy Health. The facility is home to the Legacy Oregon Burn Center, Randall Children's Hospital, the Life Flight Network 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.
Established as Emanuel Hospital in 1912 and started by Rev. Carl J. Renhard of First Immanuel Lutheran Church in Portland. A misspelling of the name 'Immanuel' occurred and was not discovered until all official documents had been signed as 'Emanuel'. The decision was to retain the 'official' name even though misspelled. The first location was a three-story Victorian home on Southwest Taylor Street. In December 1915, the hospital moved to a new building it constructed for $20,000 at Stanton and Commercial Streets in Albina, its current location. At that time it had 135 beds. Emanuel added a new, four-story nursing school residence in 1921 at a cost of $60,000. A $280,000 expansion to the hospital opened in February 1926, with the old building then being converted to a maternity ward.


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