Summer in the Streets
Orthopedics supported this charity in 2017 & 2018 and claimed it was very rewarding to see the benefits they provided for the underprivileged children and families with school supplies, money, and time. All the staff who participated
in the past enjoyed themselves and were anxious to return this year to continue developing their community relations with the kids and their families.
Mended Hearts of Salem
This volunteer run program offers a Peer-to-peer support network for cardiac patients & their families, which mirrors the Cardiac Rehabilitation department’s mission and values. This year Cardiac Rehab Unit Council will
be asking Mended Hearts about their interest to sponsor a community fund that will support members to be active in their health. This includes community 5k walks, health events, or other event registrations throughout the year.
Bridgeway Adolescent Program
The Cath Lab unit council wanted to donate funds to help the adolescent population in the Salem area. Council chair Nancy expressed, “This charity does not necessarily connect with our patient population, but these children
grow to become adults that may be served in our department. With this in mind, we would like to ensure this vulnerable population is supported with programs such as Bridgeway.”
CNA Unit Council
CNA Unit Council chose Simonka Place due to the growing awareness of domestic violence and trafficking of women and children. Amy Nagelhout, council chair, stated, “Hospitals are one of the first contacts these victims are
exposed to outside of their captors/spouses control, and we have the ability to disrupt the cycle of abuse and terror they experience.”
Union Gospel Mission
CVCU continuously chooses UGM as they care for patients from the mission and discharge them back to the mission. It is important to CVCU to support the services that care for our patients once they leave our charge.
H.O.M.E. Youth & Resource Center
Brandy Belling and fellow council members received a tour of the H.O.M.E. Drop In at 625 Union Street. At this location, H.O.M.E. works with at risk kids ages 11 to 17 years old to develop skills that will help them navigate the
roads of life such as cooking, time management, studying and interviewing skills. The team also provides meals for homeless youth. HOME provides clothing for interviews and essential toiletry goods.
Brandy stated, I was thankful that such an organization exists (didn't know about HOME until this project) to aid our youth who need resources. We hope to work with them more in making a donation box in our ED break room.
Float Pool & Vascular Access
Salem Free Clinic
Float pool has been volunteering with Salem Free Clinics for the past 2 years in support of their mission of providing compassionate and quality health care to the uninsured. Float Pool and Vascular Access staff loves the opportunities
and the wonderful people who work and volunteer for Salem Free Clinics. Community events serve those without medical insurance, such as providing free glucose checks. One woman was able to be treated by a medical provider at
an event who had a critically high glucose reading. Float Pool and Vascular Access staff were also able to provide education to community members in Salem, hopefully averting an unnecessary hospital stay.
Many of our patients are homeless/jobless. As a full service bicycle shop, bike reclamation program and training center, we love how this charity helps mobilize people in our community in need of transportation so they can find
jobs, make appointments, and save time over walking. Northwest HUB reclaims bicycles that would otherwise be scrapped or end up in the landfill.
Habitat for Humanity
We have supported this charity since the beginning of “Nurses Shine On!” and would like to continue our support.
Comfort Care Blankets
This project is well received by everyone on the unit and has received much praise from patient’s family members. After surveying staff, it was evident that it was the most popular choice for this year as it has a very positive
impact on our patients and their families.
Many members of the Imaging Department Council have volunteered or coordinated events with Liberty House and it is an organization close to many of the council members’ hearts as a safe, comfortable, child-friendly environment
for children and their families facing concerns of abuse, neglect, trauma, or grief.
Comfort Care Quilts
This project has been benefiting our dying patients since 2008. Once a month, our staff volunteer time to prepare handmade quilts to give to our patients on comfort care. Patients and families not only have a beautiful piece to
enjoy while their loved one remains in the hospital, but also have a keepsake to remember them forever. This project has served hundreds of patients!
Marion Polk Food Share
The mission is to lead the fight to end hunger in Marion and Polk counties … because no one should be hungry.
This month, as with every month, more than 46,000 people – including 15,000 children – will access emergency food through the Marion-Polk Food Share partner network. This food may be a hot meal served at a shelter,
a free community meal served at a church, or an emergency food box from a food pantry. This nutritious food will help children and adults learn, work and thrive.
Interventional Recovery Unit
Family Building Blocks
Interventional Recovery Unit staff felt strongly about supporting Family Building Blocks mission to end the cycle of abuse and neglect. FBB is committed to keeping children safe and families together, offering support for parents
to form strong bonds with their children and increase their readiness for their future.
Infusion and Wound
St Francis Shelter
As a unit that often serves a lower social economic group, it was a natural choice to support St Francis Shelter, an organization that provides safe and stable housing and life skill support to help homeless families return to
Labor and Delivery
Hayden’s Helping Hands
Labor & Delivery staff have a longstanding relationship with Hayden’s Helping Hands, selecting them as their charity choice year after year and participating in their annual fundraising banquet in the fall. L&D Unit
Council told us, “This charity does such important work for our population that experiences the unimaginable loss of stillbirth and has helped to assist many of our patients here in Labor and Delivery at Salem Health
during their toughest times.”
Center for Hope and Safety
Mother Baby unit cares for women and their babies and many of these women have been victims of abuse or assault. Center for Hope & Safety offers a safe refuge and support to victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual
assault, stalking and human trafficking. MBU wanted to extend their support to help care for these women and their families.
Willamette Humane Society
Willamette Humane Society's mission is to provide compassionate services to pets and people. Volunteers are vital to the day-to-day success of WHS and the well-being of the animals. Donations enable Willamette Humane Society (WHS)
to rescue, rehabilitate, and find homes for thousands of animals every year.
Horses of Hope
NTCU was excited to support health, happiness and healing through horses that Horses of Hope provides to our community through an equine-based program. Their mission is to improve the lives of people living with physical, emotional,
and behavioral challenges through innovative, accessible, safe and rewarding equine assisted programs of the highest quality.
Clinical Nutrition Council
Clinical Nutrition Council felt strongly about supporting Salem Harvest’s mission of building a compassionate community where neighbors help neighbors in a spirit of goodwill, where hungry families can gain self-sufficiency,
where our urban and rural bounty is recognized and appreciated, and where simple, sustainable lifestyles are celebrated. Salem Harvest achieves their mission by connecting farmers and backyard growers with volunteer pickers
to harvest fruits and vegetables that would otherwise go to waste.
Ike Box/Isaac’s Room
Much like the staff in PACU, Ike Box treats everyone who walks through their doors like family. Ike Box’s mission is to extend the family love and support to the young people in our community who have suffered from a shortage
of it throughout their lives. They help divested young people build the capacity to rise to the challenges of life.
Boys & Girls Club, Athletic Program
It’s no surprise that the Pediatrics Unit Council chose a charity that supports and promotes the health and wellness of children in our community. The athletic programs provide boys and girls of all ages, regardless of their
athletic ability, the opportunity to learn new skills and develop self-esteem, teamwork and leadership skills.
HOAP’s Day Center provides a hand up by giving homeless individuals the resources, support and skills they need to transition to stable and healthier lifestyles. This non-profit supports a great deal of PMC’s patient
population, so they are proud to sponsor services such as outreach and advocacy, case management, crisis intervention and peer support services.
Prep and Recovery
When asked why they chose Camp Odakoda, Mary Simon, Prep & Recovery Unit Council Chair cited her personal experiences with developmentally disabled kids and the challenges they face trying to “fit in” in this big
crazy world. Camp Odakoda provides residential summer camps for children across the United States, and encourages campers to use critical thinking and scientific reasoning while exploring ideas of ethics, mutual respect and
Boys & Girls Club
Salem Cancer Institute unit council members have directly witnessed some of the benefits of Boys and Girls Club within some of their youth oncology patients. SCI therefore believes strongly in the mission of Boys & Girls clubs
to inspire and enable all youth to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens through the development of a positive self-image and self-reliance. They save and change the lives of children and
teens, by providing a safe, positive, and engaging environment and programs that prepare and inspire them to achieve Great Futures. SCi has witnessed the benefits of Boys and Girls Club for some of the children that are also
their oncology patients.
SHMG Family Medicine
CASA – Court Appointed Special Advocates
SHMG Family Medicine council chose CASA in alignment with their own commitment to supporting whole families in the community. CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to ensure abused and neglected children are not lost in the overburdened
legal system. They stay with the foster children until each case is closed and the child is placed in a safe, permanent home. For many children, a CASA is the only constant adult presence in their life. Funding is through State
Grants, community donations and fundraising.