Providence ARDS Center with ECMO at Providence Portland Medical Center

Office information

4805 NE Glisan St.
CCS-2nd Floor
Portland, OR 97213
Phone: 503-216-5864

For critically ill patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and other life-threatening conditions, starting advanced therapies such as extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) earlier can potentially lead to better outcomes.

The Providence ARDS Center offers ECMO capabilities and includes:

  • 24/7 coverage by pulmonary/critical care board-certified intensivists
  • 24/7 direct access to an ARDS/ECMO specialized physician
  • ARDS survival numbers that exceed national averages
  • The largest dedicated medical ICU with ECMO capability in Oregon
  • We are an ARDS-network trial center, at the cutting edge of ARDS therapy

ECMO patient transfer criteria:

For consideration of ECMO, the criteria for transfer to Providence ARDS Center at Providence Portland Medical Center include:

  • ARDS per definition and at least one of the following:
    • PaO2/FiO2 ratio <150
    • Murray Score ≥3
    • And/or pH <7.2 for at least 3 hours despite standard care at transferring facility
  • Age ≤ 80
  • Mechanical ventilation for ≤ 7 days
  • No known CNS catastrophe or chronic CNS deficit

Conditions include:

  • ARDS
  • Influenza
  • Asthma
  • Pneumonia
  • Sepsis
  • Aspiration
  • Inhalational injuries
  • Pulmonary hemorrhage
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Hypothermia

Our ARDS/ECMO specialized physicians are available 24/7 to consult with you and facilitate transfer when appropriate for ARDS care and consideration of ECMO.