‘Living Well’ program receives award from State of Oregon

Apr 1,2012
In March, Samaritan's Living Well with Chronic Conditions program received the Outstanding Practice Award from the Oregon Health Authority. Carole Kment, the Living Well program coordinator, accepted the award on behalf of Samaritan.

“It was an honor to represent Samaritan, our program volunteers and participants in accepting this award,” said Kment. “It truly shows that our commitment to the Living Well Program, and helping those dealing with chronic conditions in our communities, has been well worth it.”

Living Well is an evidence-based chronic disease management program that provides an integral support network for people suffering with one or more chronic conditions.

The Outstanding Practice Award specifically recognized Samaritan's longstanding commitment to helping re-define the outlook of many patients coping with chronic illness since the program’s inception in 2006. During that timeframe, Samaritan has provided – free of charge – more than 90 workshops to community members in Benton, Lincoln and Linn counties.

“Our participants receive invaluable support and resources that together help them make healthier lifestyle choices. The results have been shown to decrease many preventable, often expensive, hospitalizations,” said Kment.

For more information about the Living Well with Chronic Conditions Program, visit the program webpage or contact Kment directly at ckment@samhealth.org or (541) 768-6070.