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Salem Hospital named one of Oregon’s top hospitals

Aug 15, 2017

Salem Hospital has been named a top Oregon hospital by U.S. News & World Report for 2017-2018. The U.S. News analysis of hospitals comprises data from almost 5,000 health centers across the country.

Scores are based on a variety of patient outcome and care-related factors, such as patient safety and nurse staffing. U.S. News then ranks hospitals in adult and pediatric specialties and common procedures and conditions.

“At Salem Hospital, we are proud of our commitment to put patients first and to always get better at what we do,” said Cheryl Wolfe, Salem Health President and CEO. “The result is a stronger and healthier community. Whenever someone in our community needs care, we are here with compassion and the highest quality care.”

The hospital rankings began with a total of 4,658 hospitals which includes almost all inpatient facilities in the United States. Salem Hospital received the highest rating possible in the specialties of pulmonology, urology and the following eight procedures and conditions:

  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair
  • Aortic valve surgery
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Colon cancer surgery
  • Heart bypass surgery
  • Heart failure
  • Hip replacement
  • Knee replacement

According to the U.S. News website, “Oregon has nearly 70 hospitals. Nine meet high U.S. News standards and are ranked in the state.” Salem Hospital was ranked fourth in Oregon.

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