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Salem Township Hospital

Salem Township Hospital is a hospital licensed by the Illinois Department of Health.  Salem Township Hospital became a Critical Access Hospital May 1, 2005, and currently operates out of 25 beds.

The governing board consists of 6 members, 5 are appointed by the Salem Township Board and one board member is the Chief of the Medical Staff or designee.  There are 13 active medical staff who have the following specialties: four Internal Medicine, two Family Practice, one Surgeon, one Pathologist, one Radiologist, one Emergency Department Director, and three Pediatricians.  The hospital also has two Nurse Practitioners on staff.  There are 39 consulting and courtesy medical staff representing numerous healthcare specialties.  

Acute care clinical services within the organization include: Medical Surgical Unit, Special Care Unit, Surgery, Endoscopy, Emergency, Outpatient, Education/Infection Control, Radiology, Sleep Disorders Lab, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Case Management, Laboratory, Cardiac Rehab, Nuclear Medicine, and Respiratory Care,  Skilled Care services within the organization include: Swingbed and Home Health.
The hospital also operates a Rural Health Clinic located in the Emergency Room Physicians, Nutritional Services, Pharmacy, Vantage (laser and cataract), Nuclear Medicine, Hospice, Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy, Social Services, BioMed, and mobile Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).

Patient Care Services at Salem Township Hospital are delivered through an organized and systematic process designed to ensure the delivery of safe, effective, and timely care and treatment.  These services are planned, coordinated, provided, delegated, and supervised by professional health care providers that function corroboratively to achieve positive patient outcomes.

Departments that provide patient services and/or patient care:

Nursing Services                
-       Med-Surg                                                                
-       Emergency Room                                          
        Specialty Clinics                                       
        Occupational Medicine                                   
        Rural Health Clinic                                                     
-       Special Care Unit                                                                       
-       Surgical Services                                                       
        Operating Room                                                  
        Sterile Supply                          
        Recovery Room                   
        Same Day Surgery                        
-       Home Health     
Other Services
-       Radiology
        Nuclear Medicine        
        Magnetic Resonance Imaging
-       Nutritional Services
-       Education/Infection Control
-       Cardiopulmonary
        Respiratory Care
        Sleep Studies
        Cardiac Rehab   
-       Laboratory
-       Pharmacy
-       Case Management
-       Physical Therapy
-       Occupational therapy
-       Speech Therapy
-       Business Services

Departments that provide patient support:
-       Administration
-       Patient Registration
-       Plant Operations
-       Health Information Services
-       Housekeeping
-       Laundry
-       Quality Review
-       Risk Management
-       Auxiliary


The Rehabilitation Services Department provides quality evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation of patients using modalities, exercise, manual technique and education.  Utilizing the knowledge of the staff, the Department's objective is to return patients to prior level of function.  The Department is concerned wit treating patients with neuromusculoskeletal disorders pain syndromes, congenital diseases and open wound while maintaining age specific treatment protocol for each patient.  The function of Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy is to provide treatment and evaluation to outpatients, inpatients and home health patients with physician's orders.

The Department maintains effective systems to deliver the following:

The patient - assure proper evaluation, treatment, education and documentation
The Hospital - offer ethical and appropriate care
The Physician - in treating patients needs, assist in determination of patient's functional level and consulting in areas of rehab expertise
The Industrial Community - by offering inservices on body mechanics safety and performing treatments to injured employee's.

Salem Township Hospital Rehabilitation Department also provides a Work Conditioning Program for Business and Industries. The Work Conditioning Program focuses on the prevention and reduction of injuries in the work setting, as well as returning the employee to full duty.

The department is staffed Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturdays as needed.

A Website for the Salem Township Hospital is currently under construction and will be available in the future.