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Friends and Family Bar-B-Que8/3/2018

OSH Salem will be hosting a Friends and Family Bar-B-Que, Town Hall with our new superintendent, and a resource fair on September 8th. Click here for more information.

Drinking Water Advisory5/30/2018

The City of Salem has issued a drinking water advisory, which affects Oregon State Hospital’s Salem campus. The hospital is providing bottled water for patients and staff who are at risk of getting sick, as well as for food preparation in its kitchens.

Meet the therapy dogs of Oregon State Hospital 5/3/2018

Animal-Assisted Therapy program inspires hope among patients at OSH. Click here to learn how these four-legged canines are trained to hep therapists in the work they do everyday.

Peer Recovery Services wins 2018 Oregon Advocacy Award3/9/2018

​Oregon State Hospital's Peer Recovery Services Department received the 2018 Oregon Advocacy Award March 2 in Portland. 

The Mental Health Association of Portland gives the award to an individual or group who advocates for peopel with mental illness and addiction.

Read the full story on Oregon State Hospital's website.

Dolly Matteucci to become new OSH superintendent 2/2/2018

​Oregon Health Authority Director Patrick Allen announced the hiring of Dolores "Dolly" Matteucci as superintendent of Oregon State Hospital.

Matteucci steps into her new role leading the hospital in mid-March.

For more information on the new superintendent, see the full story on the Oregon State Hospital's website.

OSH celebrates successful survey from The Joint Commission 2/1/2018

​After years of planning and preparation, Oregon State Hospital passed The Joint Commission’s survey with flying colors – despite increased survey scrutiny.

“I cannot express how proud I am of the Oregon State Hospital team,” said Interim Administrator John Swanson. “This survey went better than anyone could have imagined, and it’s all due to the incredible and dedicated staff we have here.”

One surveyor said OSH’s ligature mitigation plan does “a better job reducing ligature risk than any psychiatric hospital I have surveyed,” and another stated OSH is among the “top 5 percent of hospitals in the nation for environment of care and life-safety issues.” Surveyors added, “This is a report to celebrate; this is a testament to the culture here.”

For more information on the survey, please see the full story on Oregon State Hospital's website.

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