Salem Township Hospital
The Salem Township Hospital is a public hospital licensed for 46 beds by the Illinois Department of Health and became a Critical Access Hospital effective May 1, 2005. CAH status allows the hospital to receive better reimbursement for Medicare patients, assuring its financial stability. The hospital is currently undergoing a 9 million dollar renovation which includes adding a new Medical/Surgical Unit, ICU, Pharmacy, Cardiopulmonary, and Rural Health Clinic.
Salem Township Hospital operates 25 beds consisting of 22 medical/surgical beds and 3 special care beds. The ER is designated level 3 and is staffed 24 hours a day. The ER receives about 8,000 visits per year. The Salem Township Hospital also provides a rural health clinic that is staffed with a nurse practitioner seven days a week. Salem Township Hospital is a fully equipped hospital providing services which include MRI, Spiral CT, EKG, stress testing, EEG, X-Ray, mammograms, 3D ultrasounds, cardiac rehab, outpatient nursing clinic, respiratory and pulmonary function testing; physical and occupational therapy; cardiology testing, sleep studies, same day surgery, endoscopies, and many community support services. The hospital also provides an outpatient clinic for visiting specialist, so that patients do not have to travel far for specialty services. Salem hospital boasts an extremely low turnover rate of 2%, which means their employees and residents are happy in Salem and happy working with Salem Township Hospital.
Salem Illinois is conveniently located at the crossroads of U.S. Highway 50 and Illinois Route 37, and directly off of Interstate 57. Salem is the county seat of Marion County and home to 8,000 people. The St. Louis Metro is only a quick 90 minute drive on the interstate. A physician is able to maximize their income through the affordable housing Salem has to offer. An excellent public school system serves the community and for those seeking private education a Catholic grade school is available. Local recreational opportunities include a swimming pool, tennis courts, a nature trail, fishing, hunting, a golf course, a bowling alley, and a roller rink. Salem is within 30 minutes of several state parks and lakes; Carlyle Lake, Rend Lake, and Stephen A. Forbes State Park.