Samaritan awards more than $200,000 in Social Accountability grants

Aug 12,2014
The five hospitals affiliated with Samaritan Health Services have awarded a total of $208,605 in Social Accountability grants to 33 local service organizations, to be distributed over the next 12 months.

Social Accountability grants are awarded within Benton, Lincoln and Linn. Funding decisions are made by committees consisting of employees and board members at each Samaritan-affiliated hospital. Funded programs address unmet needs of underserved populations and improve overall community health.

Social Accountability grants are part of the larger Samaritan Community Health Promotion/Community Benefit program, which encompasses the organization’s efforts to build healthier communities by providing direct and in-kind support for health-related services such as health screenings, health professions education, health research and community health activities.

Community Benefit also encompasses the charity care that Samaritan provides to low-income patients. In 2013, Samaritan invested more than $130 million in community benefit activities and services.

2014 Social Accountability grants awarded:

Benton County

 

  • Benton County Oral Health Coalition

          Benton County Health Department 
          Boys and Girls Club of Corvallis 
          Love, Inc. of Benton County 
          Strengthening Rural Families

  • Center Against Rape and Domestic Violence
  • Corvallis Drop-In Center
  • Corvallis Environmental Center
  • Friends of Benton County Drug Court
  • Parent Enhancement Program
  • Old Mill Center for Children and Families
  • RSVP
  • Vina Moses

Lincoln County

  • CASA
  • Centro de Ayuda
  • Children’s Advocacy Center
  • Lincoln County Health and Human Services
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Neighbors for Kids
  • RSVP of Lincoln County

Linn County

  • ABC House
  • Boys & Girls Club of Albany
  • CASA of Linn County
  • Family Tree Relief Nursery
  • FISH of Albany
  • FISH of Lebanon
  • Lebanon Basic Services
  • Pregnancy Alternative Center
  • RSVP
  • St. Vincent de Paul of Lebanon
  • Sweet Home Pregnancy Care Center
  • Sweet Home School District
  • Volunteer Caregivers

Learn more about Samaritan’s community benefit activities at samhealth.org/CommunityBenefit