PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Oregon Health and Science University will resume heart transplant care. This comes about a year after their heart transplant program was suspended after four cardiologists left at the same time, creating a critical staffing shortage.
OHSU has the largest, and longest-running heart transplant program in the region. Its team has performed more than 700 heart transplants.
Yesterday it announced it got approval from the the United Network for Organ Sharing. This approval is key to resuming transplants. OHSU says in the last year it's recruited doctors from around the country, and hired three specialists.