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Briefly: Salem Hospital At Near Capacity

Salem Hospital officials warned the public on Thursday that the facility is packed with patients.

The hospital system said it would not turn anyone away but advised patients to go to an urgent care clinic or see a primary care physician if possible.

PeaceHealth Not in the Running for Salem Hospital Merger

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Norm Gruber has been entertaining offers for several months, and two large healthcare organizations are leading the pack.

It’s no secret that Salem Health is having discussions with large healthcare organizations, seeking a partnership or merger. CEO Norm Gruber has made that very clear over the past few months, and reiterated that stance at the Salem City Club.

OHSU and Salem Hospital Lead State in Infection Rates

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Providence St. Vincent Medical Center and Sacred Heart at Riverbend report the lowest rates of the bacterial contagion among Oregon’s eight largest hospitals.

October 3, 2013 -- Oregon Health & Science University and Salem Hospital lead major Oregon hospitals in hospital-acquired infections of a bacterium that’s come to plague American hospitals — Clostridium difficile, often abbreviated as C. diff.

Hospital Finances: A Look at Salem Health Chains and PeaceHealth

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Alan Yordy, president and CEO of PeaceHealth, saw his salary top the million dollar mark in 2011, while Salem Hospital earned a profit of $23.9 million

March 27, 2013 -- How well are Oregon’s hospitals meeting local needs? Are they making smart decisions about their money? Today, The Lund Report runs the second in a series of stories that is exploring the state of Oregon hospitals.

Salaries on the Rise Among Salem Hospital’s Top Executives

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Salem Health also has a Honolulu-based subsidiary, Willamette Valley Insurance Corp., which exists solely to provide insurance to its parent company

November 21, 2012 -- President Norman Gruber made $877,502 in the hospital’s 2011 fiscal year, up 10 percent from the previous year. Chief Medical Offer William Holloway’s compensation climbed 11.4 percent, to $576,945. Neither man has fully recovered from pay cuts experienced in 2010, when salaries of the hospital’s top paid employees fell 15 percent.

Salem Hospital Upgrades its Electronic Medical Records System

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At almost the same time, the hospital system announced its first round of layoffs to save $3.2 million
May 4, 2011 – Norman Gruber, CEO of Salem Hospital, proudly announced the launch of a major upgrade to its Epic system earlier this week, enabling the hospital to have the most advanced electronic medical tools.

Norman Gruber’s $1.2 Million Salary Explained

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As president of Salem Hospital, Gruber had a supplemental retirement plan which he cashed out in 2008 because of IRS rules
October 21, 2010 -- The $1.2 million compensation package earned by Norman Gruber, president of Salem Hospital, in 2008 has caused quite a stir among the physician community.

Salem Hospital’s Profit Margin Declined in 2009

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Its president, Norman Gruber, earned $1.2 million in 2008, an 87 percent increase from the previous year
October 6, 2010 -- Taking a look at the financial picture of Salem Hospital, it struggled financially in 2009 compared to the year before when the financial crisis had not quite taken hold, according to audited financial reports from the Office for Oregon Health Policy and Research.


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