Salem Hospital named one of Oregon’s top hospitals

The analysis of hospitals uses data from almost 5,000 health centers across the country.

Salem Hospital has once again been named a top Oregon hospital by U.S. News & World Report for 2018-2019. Scores are based on a variety of patient outcome and care-related factors, such as patient safety and nurse staffing. U.S. News then ranks hospitals in adult and pediatric specialties and common procedures and conditions.

We believe every patient deserves to be safe in the hospital and able to count on the best care possible,” said Cheryl Wolfe, Salem Health President and CEO. “As the Mid-Valley community grows, our staff and physicians will continue to work tirelessly to focus on high-quality care and compassion for our patients.”

The hospital rankings began with a total of 4,656 hospitals, which includes almost all inpatient facilities in the United States. Analyzed data comes from a variety of sources such as Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the American Hospital Association. Salem Hospital received the high performing rating (top ten percent in in the nation) in the specialties of pulmonology, urology, diabetes and endocrinology — and the following six procedures and conditions:

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Colon cancer surgery
  • Heart bypass surgery
  • Heart failure
  • Hip replacement
  • Knee replacement

According to the U.S. News website, “Oregon has nearly 65 hospitals. Nine meet high U.S. News standards and are ranked in the state.” Salem Hospital was ranked fourth in Oregon.

Salem Hospital is the main campus of Salem Health Hospitals & Clinics. 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 them at; “Like” them on; follow them on Twitter: @salemhealth; and view them at