Dec 6, 2019, 10:47 AM
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Salem Health brings culturally sensitive health care to a diverse region in the Mid-Willamette Valley.
SALEM, OREGON, Dec. 6, 2019 — Salem Health will host a grand opening of its brand-new medical clinic in Woodburn on Dec. 13, 2019. The new 31,000-square-foot facility, located west of Interstate 5, will begin seeing patients on Jan. 2, 2020. The clinic makes full-spectrum, culturally competent health care more convenient for thousands of Mid-Willamette Valley residents.
About the new clinic
The new Woodburn facility is Salem Health’s largest medical clinic. The clinic will offer family medicine, urgent care, lab, imaging (ultrasound, x-ray and mammography) and specialty care services — including physical therapy, OB/GYN and maternal-fetal medicine.
Patients can begin scheduling appointments on Dec. 11, 2019, via MyChart and by calling 503-902-3900 or 844-902-3900. Online scheduling is also available for same-day urgent care appointments in English and Spanish via our website: salemhealth.org/woodburn.
“Woodburn is a diverse community poised for significant growth over the next decade,” said Lee Espey, the clinic’s site administrator. “In diverse communities, language and access are often barriers to quality health care. We are addressing that by requiring all clinic staff to be bilingual and by bringing more services to Woodburn and the surrounding areas under one roof.”
The design of the clinic allows for self-rooming — a unique feature that lets patients check themselves in and immediately go into a private exam room. This greatly reduces the time patients spend waiting to see a medical provider.
“Nobody likes waiting in the waiting room, and then again in the exam room,” Espey said. “Moving swiftly to the exam room helps put people at ease. Anything we can do to facilitate a positive experience for patients — that sets the stage for their all-important discussion with the physician. It’s a win for everyone.”
Salem Health Medical Clinic – Woodburn’s primary and specialty hours are Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Urgent Care hours will be Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Grand opening ceremony
Woodburn Chamber’s Greeters, hosted by Love Santa, will meet from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the clinic directly before the grand opening. The grand opening will then include a ribbon cutting ceremony, tours of the facility and coffee provided by Starbucks®.
Those attending the grand opening will hear from Salem Health President and CEO Cheryl Wolfe, Woodburn Mayor Eric Swenson, and Oregon Rep. Teresa Alonso León. The public is welcome.
About Salem Health
Salem Health offers exceptional care to people in and around Oregon’s Mid-Willamette Valley. It comprises hospitals in Salem and Dallas, a medical group of primary and specialty care providers, plus other affiliated services. Visit us at www.salemhealth.org; “Like” us on www.facebook.com/salemhealth; follow us on Twitter: @salemhealth; and view us at www.youtube.com/salemhealth.
Media contact: Salem Health 24-hour media relations line — 971-718-3157