A new way to treat addiction in Salem

Josh Lair is the Oregon community outreach coordinator for Ideal Option, a network of medication-assisted addiction treatment clinics that expanded to Salem in 2020 (Rachel Alexander/Salem Reporter) Josh Lair knows how difficult it is to detox from drugs. After becoming sober over a decade ago from methamphetamine and alcohol, Lair[Read More…]

Mental health, delayed care pose issues for local hospitals, federal health official says

Ingrid Ulrey, left, Region 10 Director for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, speaks at Salem Hospital on March 31, 2022 with Leah Mitchell, right, Salem Health’s executive vice president of operations (Rachel Alexander/Salem Reporter) Delayed health care, mental health and substance abuse are posing significant challenges for[Read More…]

Health officials investigate first-ever Oregon outbreak of fungal infection at Salem Hospital

Salem Hospital (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter) This article was updated at 6:40 p.m. with additional information from Salem Health. Health authorities are investigating an outbreak of a serious fungal infection that’s sickened three patients at Salem Hospital this month. The cases of Candida auris, a type of yeast that can be[Read More…]