Campaign for Cancer Care

Campaign for Cancer Care

Currently, cancer services at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center are spread across several locations on the hospital campus. The Samaritan Campaign for Cancer Care is a $15 million community fundraising campaign to: 
  1. Build and upgrade oncology facilities on the Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center campus. This project will include the construction of the new Samaritan Pastega Regional Cancer Center, a remodel of the existing radiation-oncology building for improved patient experience, and an expansion of the Mario Pastega House for lodging oncology patients and families traveling from outside Corvallis to receive care.
  2. Ensure long-term stability of Samaritan cancer care services by building permanently restricted endowment funds to help offset operations costs of oncology services.
  3. Provide funding for new, innovative patient care programs including palliative care services, support groups for cancer patients learning to cope with a new diagnosis, and lifestyle, nutrition and exercise programs for patients completing successful cancer treatment.

Goals and progress

Phase one    Goal    Commitments  Percent to goal 
     Cancer center construction    $9,951,069 $9,736,690 98%
     Radiation-Oncology Dept. upgrade     $579,031  $25,000  4%
     Mario Pastega House Expansion    $1,170,000     $908,399  78%
 Subtotal $11,700,100 $10,670,089 91%
Phase two  
     Estate gifts to endow cancer programs    

     Support programs for cancer care     $600,000     $75,000 13%
$3,299,900 $802,515 24%
 TOTAL     $15,000,000     $11,472,604 76%


Mark your calendars!

  • June 7, 2015: Cancer Survivors Day and the official kickoff of the Samaritan Campaign for Cancer Care outside the existing Samaritan Regional Cancer Center
  • Aug. 11, 2015: Mario Pastega Golf Tournament benefitting the Mario Pastega House expansion
  • Oct. 31, 2015: Completion of campaign phase one
  • Nov. 2015: Anticipated completion of the Pastega Regional Cancer Center
  • Dec. 31, 2017: Planned completion of campaign phase two


Supporting the campaign

There are many opportunities to personally name an area of the new cancer center for yourself or in honor of a loved one.

Gift amount     Naming opportunity      Total available      Remaining     
$2,000,000     Name new cancer center building      1
$1,000,000      Name oncology department     
$500,000  Name patient lobbies     
$300,000  Name conference center, resource center or café  
$100,000  Name reception desks, entry vestibules or tele-med conference room 
$50,000  Name oncology exam rooms  14 
$25,000  Name infusion rooms  22 

Make a gift online:
Albany General Hospital Foundation
Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation 

For more information, or to speak with someone about your giving options, contact: 
Jeff Larson, CFRE             
Foundation Director
    Aaron Phaneuf
    Major Gifts Officer
Dates to remember:
  • Feb. 18, 2015: Samaritan Health Services announced collaboration with Stanford Health Care. For more information, see the news announcement.