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Community matters to Salem Health

Our employees and physicians don't just care for people when they're here at the hospital — they work outside our doors to make our community a more compassionate and vibrant place to live!

Check out the posts below or explore the topics in the menu on the left to see more ways Salem Health connects with our neighbors, community and region.

  • ER nurse talks tough at the skate park

  • West Valley Hospital nurse volunteers year-round to help kids

  • Kids fitted for Life Jackets at Family Fest

  • Salem Health collects school supplies for needy families

  • Nurses help out with Humane Society Kitten Fair

  • From the CEO: Stand for a culture of compassion

  • Is West Valley Hospital ready for the eclipse? You bet!

  • Salem Health staff go the extra mile to fight cancer

  • Salem Health volunteers beautify Riverfront Park

  • Nurse's caring stretches from Salem to Central America

  • Surgeon volunteers with Salem Area Trail Alliance

  • Partnership with Union Gospel Mission feeds thousands in need

  • Recycling program keeps medical supplies out of landfills

  • Surviving cancer and thriving together

  • VIDEO: Meet Rita, our ray of sunshine

  • Safe sleep spaces for every baby

  • Infant Safe Sleep Coalition receives $50k grant for safe sleep education

  • Nurses make custom quilts for patients, families

  • 'All About Me' room debuts at Gilbert House Children's Museum

  • Welcome to first baby… what's her name?

  • What #GivingTuesday means for your health

  • Why we're walking: A beacon for those lost in darkness

  • Doctor’s passion for health care grows here and abroad

  • Let's ALL Play Place Grand Opening Sept. 15

  • Dan plans to hustle forever

  • Help make a stranger's final moments less lonely

  • Nominate a cancer survivor or caregiver for a free makeover

  • Four-legged volunteers comfort patients and staff

  • April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

  • Abused baby finds comfort with Salem Health nurse

  • Donor spotlight: Salem Health employee supports inclusive play area

  • Shopping list: Be prepared for natural disasters

  • Our region's kids need your help

  • When there's no right answer, ethicist makes options clearer

  • Volunteer shares musical gift