Salem Hospital plans major expansion with 150 new beds

Salem Hospital (Caleb Wolf/Special to Salem Reporter) Salem Hospital is planning a new seven-story, $235 million building expansion that will add 150 beds to its facility by 2022. The project will help the hospital care for an aging population that’s expected to use more medical services, Salem Health Chief Financial[Read More…]


Salem Health, Regence reach contract agreement

(Caleb Wolf/Special to Salem Reporter) Salem Health and Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon reached a contract agreement, meaning more than 23,000 Marion and Polk county residents can continue to get care at local hospitals without paying more out-of-pocket. The deal, announced this week, comes after over a year of sometimes[Read More…]

Thousands of Salem residents could see insurance cuts at Salem Hospital

Salem’s only hospital would be out-of-network for thousands of residents if a contract dispute with Regence isn’t resolved. (Courtesy/Salem Health) Thousands of Salem residents may be left with reduced insurance for local hospital visits if a contract dispute between Salem Hospital and a major insurer isn’t resolved. The hospital has[Read More…]