Salem Health news releases


Former long-time smoker says lung cancer screening saved her life

November 18, 2014

A routine mammogram revealed Kathrine Reed of Salem had stage one breast cancer. “I was lucky we caught it so early,” she said....


Salem Hospital holds Ebola drill using updated CDC guidelines

October 24, 2014

Salem Hospital staff and employees took part in an Ebola drill in the emergency department on Thursday, Oct. 23. The participants practiced putting on personal protective equipment using the latest recommendations by the CDC....


Salem Hospital only Oregon hospital listed among 125 hospitals nationwide with great orthopedic programs

October 21, 2014

Becker\'s Hospital Review, a leading publication offering business and legal trends and guidance for hospital executives, named Salem Hospital to its list of 125 hospitals and health systems with great orthopedic programs for 2014....


Community Health Education Center announces Community Partner Grants

October 3, 2014

The Salem Health Community Health Education Center celebrated its fifth birthday this morning. Attendees at the breakfast celebration included Salem Health leaders as well as representatives from government agency, educational agencies, and...


Salem Health recognized as one of Oregon's Top Workplaces

September 15, 2014

Salem Health is pleased to announce that it has been selected as one of The Oregonian Top Workplaces....


28-week preemie grows into adorable, healthy toddler

September 4, 2014

Mauricio Ramirez and Paola Sumoza of Salem are delighting in the challenge of keeping up with their two-year-old daughter, Itzayana---or Itzy for short. In Aug. 2012, Itzy arrived three months early, weighing just 2 pounds, 5 ounces....


Therapy cats are purr-fect visitors for Salem Hospital patients

August 4, 2014

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West Valley Hospital presents $15,000 grant to Polk County agency assisting families

July 29, 2014

Last month, Pam Cortez, clinical operations director at West Valley Hospital, presented a $15,000 check to Service Integration Coordinator Michelle Bornfleth to support the program....


Salem Hospital Foundation grants scholarships to more than 100 students

June 24, 2014

The Salem Hospital Foundation announces that 103 students in medical or medically related fields will receive a scholarship for the 2014–2015 school year....


Salem Hospital nurse grants final wish for mother of bride

May 6, 2014

Laura Peterson, RN, an oncology nurse at Salem Hospital, went outside her standard nursing duties to put on a wedding for the daughter of a terminal patient....


West Valley Hospital Foundation Grants Scholarships

May 2, 2014

The West Valley Hospital Foundation announces that 22 students in medically related fields will receive a scholarship for the 2014 - 2015 school year....


Salem Hospital receives Healthgrades 2014 Outstanding Patient Experience Award

April 10, 2014

Salem Hospital is a recipient of the Healthgrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award for the second consecutive year. This distinction places Salem Hospital among the top 10 percent of hospitals in the nation for patient experience....


Salem Hospital offers opportunities for new volunteers

April 8, 2014

Salem Hospital is looking for new volunteers to help in a variety of ways�including way finding and offering assistance at the newly remodeled Salem Cancer Institute....


Gynecologist now available in Dallas

April 1, 2014

Gynecologist Keita Sakon, MD, joined Willamette Health Partners and is accepting new patients at the West Valley Surgical Specialty Clinic in Dallas....


Salem Health and OHSU in Preliminary Discussion About Potential Affiliation

March 17, 2014

Salem Health and Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) are discussing potential affiliation....


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