Salem Health Pediatrics
Pediatrics is a multidisciplinary, comprehensive unit that cares for acute and chronic conditions. This includes:
- Care of all ages of children: infant, toddler, school age, young adult
- Inpatient care, which includes intermediate care not requiring Pediatric sub-specialties such as pediatric neurology, or pediatric intensive care
- Observation care to include outpatient services (intravenous hydration, lab draws, intramuscular medication administration, short stay procedures)
When your child needs hospitalization
There's a special place at Salem Health, carefully designed to keep you close to your child while she/he receives care.
Here, physicians and nurses are highly trained in the unique requirements of infants, children and adolescents. We are dedicated to helping your child recover.
We will keep you informed while we provide expert care to your child around the clock.
You can rely on us when your child needs special care
Our pediatric unit offers:
- Constant nurse supervision supported by the latest medical technology.
- Expect care and coordination between nurses, physicians and specialists.
- Experienced nurses who will answer your questions and give specific details about your child’s care.
- Designated quiet time to allow rest and healing.
Parents of the patient
We offer family-centered care. Families are encouraged to stay with their child. There is a daybed in each room to accommodate one parent or guardian, plus additional waiting areas for other family members. Nutrition Services offers three meals per day to one parent who is staying with children five-years-old or younger.
Guests may utilize the phone in the patient’s room for local calls. Internet services and educational resources can be accessed in the Community Health Education Center on the Salem Hospital campus.
If you’d like to shower, facilities are provided for parents. Since most parents can’t be at the hospital 24 hours a day, we want you to feel comfortable asking as many questions as you like, and calling the unit anytime to check on your child.
Visiting hours for the public are from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m
When having a visitor keep the following suggestions in mind:
- Sick children need a lot of rest, so visitors may need to keep their stay short.
- Visitors should be healthy and free from flu, cold or infection.
- Visitors under 12 years old should be accompanied by an adult.
Doernbecher Children’s Hospital
Salem Health's pediatric unit is affiliated with OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, and we have access to the most advanced technology and expertise while caring for pediatric patients. Patients in critical condition are treated immediately by pediatric nursing staff, Salem Health rapid response team, and primary or on call physicians. Physicians consult with OHSU via telemedicine to communicate condition and plan for transport.