ATTENTION: If you think you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, call our COVID-19 triage line at 503-814-0099 before entering a Salem Health Hospitals and Clinics facility. This includes staff. Anyone at a Salem Health facility (inside or outside) must wear a facial mask at all times.
Learn more

Parents give back to Salem Hospital NICU

NICU book donation 1_600x400
Last fall, Austin was born prematurely and recovered in Salem Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

While at the hospital, her parents — Sara and Tyler H. from Albany — enjoyed the children’s library of books. They also appreciated the NICU staff so much that after Austin went home, the couple wanted to give back in some way.

They eventually organized a “Books for Babies” drive. Sarah and Tyler collected more than 50 books from family and friends — and donated them to the NICU’s library last month.
NICU book donation 2_600x400
The family plans to make this a tradition and continue collecting books for the NICU every year.

If you are interested in donating new children’s books to the Salem Hospital NICU, please call 503-814-3556 or send an email to

  • Pregnancy and childbirth
  • Patient stories
  • Our community

Join our Insights Community! If you have opinions to share about Salem Health, the health care industry and wellness in our region, sign up for our survey community here.