|Salem Hospital is a not-for profit
community hospital, licensed for 419-bed acute care and 35-bed
skilled care patients, operating under policies established
by a 15-member volunteer Board of Trustees. The hospital serves
an area of 300,000 people, including all of Marion and Polk
and portions of Yamhill counties.
The hospital is the citys largest private employer, with
approximately 2,700 full- and part-time employees. Annual payroll,
including benefits, totals more than $121 mil-lion. There are
390 physicians, representing all specialties, who admit patients
to the hospital. Over 500 active volunteers provide non-medical
support for the hospital.
Salem Hospital is one of the largest of Oregons 65 hospitals.
A full range of emergency, medical, and surgical services are
available at Salem Hospital. A new Center for Outpatient Medicine,
located just east of the main hospital, houses the hospitals
regional Cancer Center, outpatient surgery, Imaging, Sleep Disorders
Center, and a SHAPES clinic, along with a number of other outpatient
pro-grams. More than 20 physician offices and clinics are located
on the upper floors of the five-story center. The building is
connected to the main hospital and a seven-story parking structure
by sky bridges.
Salem Hospitals Regional Rehabilitation Center, located
across town from the main hospital, provides comprehensive inpatient
treatments for stroke and head-injured patients, as well as
a wide variety of outpatient rehabilitative services. Home Care
services are also located at this site. Nurses, therapists,
social workers, and home health aides provide services to people
living in a six-county area.
A Psychiatric Medicine Center and Child and Adolescent Psychiatric
Medicine Center provides services to people with psychiatric
disorders. The hospitals Urgent Care Center provides care
for minor emergencies. Open MRI (magnetic resonance imaging)
services are available at the Outpatient Imaging Center.Salem
Hospital Offer Extensive community service and education programs,
including classes, forums, health screening, and special events.
The Salem Hospital Foundation is a charitable, tax-exempt organization
that sup-ports medical and medically related projects. The Salem
Hospital Auxiliary supports a variety of hospital programs through
various fund-raising activities.
Salem Hospitals greatest assets ate the employees,
physicians, and volunteers. There are approximately 2,700
full- and part-time employees, 385 physicians on the medical
staff, and over 300 active volunteers. Without them, Salem
Hospital could not provide the wide range of services available
to the thousands of patients served each year.
Financial and statistical highlights for the year ended
September 30, 2000:
Admissions (excluding surgery) 17,333
Emergency Department/Urgent Care Visits 89,744
Total Surgeries (54.7% outpatient surgeries) 14,225
Patient Services Revenues $261,812,000
In 2000, the not-for-profit community hospital, serves more
than 87,000 patients are treated each year in the Emergency
and Urgent Care centers, and more than 20,000 patients per
year are admitted. Last year, over 3,500 babies were born
in our Maternity department. In 2000, the daily room rate
remained one of the lowest in the state.
Salem Hospital has a comprehensive list of resources available
in 2000 including:
Duerksen Care Unit: Located on the hospitals
sixth floor, this skilled nursing unit provides nursing and
Regional Cancer Center: Provides a full range of treatments.
Special Care Nursery: Designed for babies needing extra
Home Care: Helping patients who need care at home.
Walton Guest House: Salems hospital hospitality
house serves out-of-town families who need a place to stay
while their loved ones receive hospital services. Located
in a quiet residential neighborhood, the house is just a ten-minute
walk from the hospital.
Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Medicine Center: The
day hospital program offers intensive, short-term community-based
and family-focused assessment and treatment for children with
a wide range of problems.
Psychiatric Medicine Center: A 24-bed facility where
patients with severe psychiatric disorders receive treatment
on an inpatient basis.
Imaging Services: Convenient outpatient imaging, including
two MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) units, as well as an
open MRI unit.
Regional Rehabilitation Center: Provides comprehensive
health care services which enable patients to achieve a quality
living style. Patients can relearn everyday living skills
on Oregons first "Easy Street" a replica
of a city street with a car, bank, grocery store, pharmacy,
and kitchen. A warm-water thermal pool complex and a transitional
living center are also available to rehabilitation patients.
Heart Surgery: And other cardiac services are available
at Salem Hospital.
Urgent Care Center: For minor emergencies.
Occupational Medicine: Preventive and rehabilitative
medicine geared toward businesses.
Compiled by Cynthia Harvey and Monica Mersinger
Salem Public Hospital Patient Information Guide, published
A Century of Service, Salem Hospital 1896-1996 by John McMillan