In 2018, Oregon Health Authority accredited Salem Hospital emergency department as a Level II Trauma Center, ready to care 24/7 for the Willamette Valley’s most seriously injured patients. Trauma facilities are designated as Level I, II, III, or IV, with Level I and II centers offering the highest level of care. Level II trauma centers provide care for severely injured patients of all ages. Facility services and resource requirements are similar to Level I.
Every trauma patient who arrives in the Salem Hospital
emergency department is met by a trauma team with resuscitation
life-support equipment to ensure rapid evaluation and treatment.
Redesignation of Salem Hospital's Level II accreditation will take place in July 2024.