Salem Regional Marks 110 Years of Caring for Community

SALEM, Ohio – What started out as the vision of 14 physicians to build a community hospital has turned into over a century of serving, caring and healing at Salem Regional Medical Center.

Today marks 110 years since crowds arrived in horse-drawn carriages to celebrate the opening of a new hospital in the city. Since that time, SRMC has cared for hundreds of thousands of area residents.

Innovations in Care

After the hospital had been open for just a few months, Dr. Stanton Heck, chief of the hospital’s X-ray department and pioneer in the X-ray industry, financed the purchase of equipment to give patients local access to the newest innovations in medical imaging.

The Salem hospital opened in 1913.

Area patients are still benefiting from SRMC’s state-of-the-art imaging services – from 3T Open MRI and 128-Slice CT scans to its nationally recognized Breast Imaging Center of Excellence. Additionally, the hospital is a Siemens National Showcase site for the next generation 3D PET/CT scanner.

SRMC is also helping to transform cancer care in the region through its strategic partnership with the University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center. Accredited by the Commission on Cancer, the UHSCC at SRMC brings expert care to area cancer patients so they can focus on their treatment and recovery without having to travel outside their communities.

Commitment to Growth

In 2014, SRMC opened a $42.5 million patient bed tower as one of the most significant expansion projects in its 110-year history. The tower features 87 private patient rooms in an advanced healing environment to transform the delivery of care for patients.

This expansion was followed by the opening of SRMC’s Cancer & Infusion Center, Orthopaedic Bone & Joint Center and Outpatient Procedures department in 2015. The state-of-the-art Endoscopy Unit opened in 2017.

Work continues on SRMC’s Surgery & Outpatient Pavilion at Firestone Farms TownCenter in Columbiana.

The hospital continues to move forward in 2023 with the expansion of the SRMC Surgery & Outpatient Pavilion at Firestone Farms TownCenter in Columbiana. The facility was developed as part of SRMC’s strategic plan to address the increased demand for a convenient and lower-cost alternative to hospital-based care while offering the same high levels of quality, safety and advanced patient care.

The 76,600-square-foot facility is one of the area’s largest medical facilities and will tentatively

be completed in early 2024. The SRMC Surgery & Outpatient Pavilion will open in phases and will feature the Advanced Radiology Center, the Infusion Center, the Firestone Surgery Center and multispecialty physician offices.

CREDIT: Salem Regional Medical Center.

Pictured at top: SRMC’s $42.5 million patient bed tower.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.