Current Priority Projects
The InReach Clinic
Again in 2012 – and every year since 1993 – InReach Services provided access to health care for medically underserved residents in Albany, Millersburg and Tangent. The program was met with growing demand as more community members utilized walk-in clinic care, dental services, and, for the first time, a mental health program.
The Albany General Hospital Foundation’s annual Gala raised $64,000 for direct support of InReach. Samaritan’s own employees also contribute through the through Employee Caring Campaign and the foundation works with community partners to support InReach, including Soroptimist International of Albany, which provided grant funding to assist with pharmaceutical assistance for women, and United Way of Linn County.
“Health care is a basic need and everyone deserves to have access to quality services,” said Miao Zhao (pictured here), who manages the InReach Clinic. “InReach is part of the solution in our community and we are so appreciative of the many people who’ve really embraced the program by giving their time, energy and money.”
Callie’s Fund: helping people and their pets
Established in loving memory of one of the first therapy dogs used in the delivery of Samaritan Evergreen Hospice services, Callie’s Fund specifically addresses pet issues in relationship to hospice patients and their families. It is used to help hospice patients’ pets and pets that are in the Samaritan Evergreen Hospice Pet Therapy Program.
Callie was a frequent visitor to hospice patients and their families in their places of residence. Callie died in January 2011 of cancer and many of her favorite families encouraged the establishment of a fund in her memory.