Greatest Needs

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Responding to urgent community needs

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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.

Donors who make gifts to areas of greatest need, provide the Foundation with the flexibility to support unique program opportunities like this.

Here are a few more programs funded by the generosity of our donors:

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