Salem Township Hospital has now completed a three-level, 42,000 square foot addition.
On the outside, many of the trademark features can still be found, the signature cupola and arched window. The new entrance makes patient access safer and easier. Patients can be dropped off and picked up right at the canopied front door. Once inside, guests are immediately welcomed into a comfortably furnished, two-story atrium lobby.
Large windows overlook the Salem Reservoir and Bryan Memorial Park, making a scenic and serene seating area. Guests will enjoy the new Bistro / Coffee Shop, with high-top tables and stools surrounded by windows. The beauty of the outdoor setting essentially comes indoors with many of the features. Symbolizing the well-rounded patient care, is the arc of the entry window. That theme continues throughout the new addition in the form of circles and arches in the tiling, lighting, pillars and architecture of the structure.
Water features are abundant throughout the facility. Two fountains provide the peaceful sound of flowing water in the lobby area. One in the Bistro seating area is dedicated to the memory of Linda Mobley, RN, who served Salem Township Hospital in many roles, including President, and who did not hesitate to say that caring for patients was by far her favorite job. A second beautiful wall fountain is dedicated to the employees of Salem Township Hospital.
Guests will recognize the subjects in many of the pieces of art throughout the hospital, and will also recognize the artist. Bill Marsh, local photographer, has created many of the pictures. Featured landmarks include the Marion County Courthouse, Salem Reservoir, and the William Jennings Bryan statue.
Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy / Cardiac Rehab
Patients will be pleased with the changes that have been made in the Rehabilitation Services Departments. Cardiac Rehabilitation consists of monitored exercise with a focus on building up cardiovascular stamina after a heart attack, heart surgery, or similar event. The new Cardiac Rehab area offers much more space for the machines. The outdoors is brought inside as patients are able to look through a wall of windows into a garden with a fountain.
A key component of Cardiac Rehab is patient education. The new facility provides a designated area for education and two large screen televisions. Patients will learn what to expect with exercise, how to reduce the risk of a second heart attack, and the importance of a heart-healthy diet. It also includes education on the significance of monitoring blood pressure and cholesterol, taking prescribed medication correctly, and stress management.
Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy also look out over the patio garden. A spacious whirlpool room offers additional services for our patients.