I work at the salem hospital, as a CNA I am not a RN yet, however the Salem Hospital is a great place to work, we are building a whole new tower that should be done the spring of next year. The hospital employs 3000 people, it is privately owned. Great benefits, and opportunity's. For our med-surg floors, patient to RN ratio is usually 3-4, at times 5, but the hospital, is hiring to 100% instead of I think they said we are at like 70%-80% now or something, so that will make our patient ratio lower which will be awsome! Our doctors are great, the attitudes of employees are great everyone is always willing to help one another, its really nice to work with nurses that will help you instead of saying thats not my job, or they just get in there and do take care of business. I always see our nurses doing whatever they can to help eachother, if someone is behind they will get in there and do what needs to be done. It makes life much easier! and , the hospital is always doing some sort of activities for us, trying to make things fun, and keep the moral up.
Salem is a wonderful place to live, Iv been living here for 3 years now, we are only an hour-hour half from the coast,1 hour to Portland,Half hour to the casino, 20 min drive to the mountains, lots of outdoor things to do summer or winter. Its a good size town, but not to big, and not to small, lots of family and adult activities, and we have the state fair
Keizer, is right next to Salem, they run into eachother, its a smaller town, nice place to live. If you are thinking about moving think about salem! check out the hospital website too. http://www.salemhospital.org/index.php