The Foundation for a

Healthy Mid-Willamette Valley

We support Salem Health Hospitals & Clinics' mission to provide local, extraordinary health care to the people of the Mid-Willamette Valley.

Donations help Foundation support hardworking staff

Most of us have been to the emergency room at least once – we’ve felt the stress, the fear, the impatience. Now imagine you’re there every day. Imagine that every emergency is YOUR emergency. How would you cope?

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Responding to urgent community needs


Working in a department that provides emergency care is stressful, let alone one that sees over 115,000 patients each year. The Salem Health Foundation funded a pilot program, “ED Care for Caregivers.” Developed by staff who work in the emergency department, this program helps to improve the resilience of our Emergency Department.

This program provides ED staff onsite access to a counselor trained in crisis support and stress management. This has resulted in a 30% decrease in staff turnover.

COVID-19 relief efforts

Special Edition Pulse Covid-19 April 2020

Stepping up for our community

The Salem Health Foundation has funded several initiatives to help battle this deadly virus:

These clinicians provide non-urgent mobile health care and referrals for people who would otherwise use critical emergency personnel and services.

In partnership with Salem Fire and Falk Ambulance, Alluvium responds to community members who are displaying symptoms not severe enough to require care at the emergency department.

The innovative trial effort offers additional in-home support to the most vulnerable people in our community. ER and Fire Ambulance crews would be able to move more quickly to the next emergency call, leaving a non-emergency call to Alluvium heroes.

Transforming lives

Salem Health Foundations prioritizes giving to programs and initiatives that make the highest impact on the health of our community. When you make a gift, your donation stays local and directly helps those in need.

Cancer Fund

Serving patients in our community

Greatest Needs

Responding to urgent community needs

Patient Assistance

Serving those who need us most

Scholarship Support

Academic aid for health care careers

Clinical Excellence

Continuing education


Caring for our future

Heart Fund

Keeping community hearts healthy

West Valley Health Foundation

Supporting medical care in Polk County

"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give."
– Winston Churchill
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