Salem Hospital returns to normal operations

Jul 09, 2014

Today at 8 a.m., Salem Hospital returned to normal operations after conversations with Salem Police determined that the threat level had diminished.

Today at 8 a.m., Salem Hospital returned to normal operations after conversations with Salem Police determined that the threat level had diminished. 

The hospital entered a "Code Black" for a threat on Tuesday morning after it received a threatening phone call. Salem Police immediately responded and were a visible presence throughout Tuesday. 

This morning, all hospital entrances reopened with normal operations and access. Salem Police will continue its visible presence on campus for now. 

Hospital security measures remain in place for the safety of staff, patients and visitors. Hospital leadership continues to monitor the situation and remain in constant contact with Salem Police. 

Salem Hospital is part of Salem Health, along with West Valley Hospital, Willamette Health Partners and other affiliated health care organizations offering exceptional care to people in and around Oregon\'s mid-Willamette Valley. Salem Hospital received the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence(TM) from Healthgrades in 2014, placing it among the top 5 percent of more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide. \"Like\" us on facebook.com/salemhealth; follow us on Twitter: @salemhealth; and view us at youtube.com/salemhealth.

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