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Welcome to the Pacific Communities Health District Foundation

The Pacific Communities Health District Foundation is committed to encouraging and supporting Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital and its patients, as well as the health and well-being of those who live and work in the community.

Since our inception in 1983, we have provided funding for the Center for Health Education, medical equipment, wellness programs and services, and assistance for low income patients with health care costs. We cannot do this without the generous contributions from our hospital staff, friends, neighbors and businesses. For this, we are truly grateful!

For more information, please contact Ursula Marinelli, executive director, at

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Memory Tree

Like the roots of a tree, the memories of our loved ones run deep and sustain us. Likewise, its branches both protect us from the elements and offer beauty in times of sadness. Both strong and vulnerable, this tree can hold our memories and symbolize new life.

The Memory Tree is located at Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital in the third-floor Visitor’s Lounge. Both the lounge and the Memory Tree are generously sponsored in memory of Kenneth Stevens, MD. The metal tree was created by Oregon artist Ken Scott.

To engrave a leaf in memory of a loved one, please donate $25 or more per leaf and complete the form. In the comment section, include the date your loved one passed away.

A limited number of leaves are available. Proceeds will support Arts in Health Care funded by the Pacific Communities Health District Foundation.

For more information, contact Ursula Marinelli or call 541-270-6413

Make a Donation

Thank you for choosing to support your hospital foundation. Your donations play an important role in helping us improve the health of our local communities. If you would like to make an online credit card donation, please fill out the form below. For questions, please contact us at 

If you would like to honor a Champion of Care, please use the comment box under the “Designation” section to leave a personalized message for your Champion of Care and select “Tribute Gift” to enter the name of the caregiver you would like to honor.

Local foundation tax ID numbers:

  • Albany General Hospital Foundation: 93-0712890
  • Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation: 23-7252406
  • Lebanon Community Hospital Foundation: 93-1260080
  • North Lincoln Hospital Foundation: 93-0867677
  • Pacific Communities Health District Foundation: 93-0858825

Current Capital Fundraising Campaigns

We invite you to learn about Samaritan Foundations’ current capital fundraising campaigns, including how you can play an important role in supporting health care services in our region.
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Corporate Giving

We seek to establish partnerships with businesses who share our PRIDE values - Passion, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Excellence. There are many opportunities for businesses to support local and regional events and initiatives that will help meet the health care needs of our communities.
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2019 Annual Report: See How Your Support Makes a Difference

Experience the positive impact our generous donors have on the local community with videos, photos and stories in the 2018 Samaritan Foundations annual Report.

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The Impact of Giving

  • Center for Health Education a building created to provide programs that help people prevent disease and manage chronic conditions
  • Assistance for Hospice patients, including in-home therapeutic massage and music
  • SimNewB and SimJunior pediatric training manikins
  • Stopgap financial support for immediate patient needs, such as medical supplies and prescriptions
  • Tuition assistance for local nursing students
  • Therapeutic art programs for people with chronic conditions
  • Emergency generator for the Samaritan Clinic in Waldport
  • EKG machines in four Samaritan clinics
  • Tuition assistance for local nursing students, including the Gribler Nursing Scholarship
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Current Initiatives

  • Support of community hospital
    Building our general endowment to help sustain our community hospital for generations to come.
  • Financial assistance for patients
    Assisting with the stopgap financial needs of patients whose income has been effected by a chronic condition.
  • State-of-the-art equipment
    Purchasing state-of-the-art equipment for the new hospital, in partnership with Samaritan Pacific Health Services, to enhance patient care.
  • Supporting education through scholarships Scholarships are available to staff and community members to support education. To learn more and see available scholarships in Lincoln County, click here.
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Women’s Giving Circle

Local women are embarking on an exciting program to support the health care needs of area women and children and to celebrate the growing impact of women as philanthropists. Working with the Pacific Communities Health District Foundation, these women are a part of the Women’s Giving Circle, which features two major components:

  • Collective philanthropy: Each participant donates an equal amount to a fund, which is distributed to local projects that benefit women and children within the scope of patient care provided by Samaritan Pacific Health Services. Participants develop fund distribution criteria, investigate projects firsthand and award funds personally with help from the foundation.
  • Education and celebration events: Based on the needs and interests of participants in the Women’s Giving Circle, the group gathers at least once a year for an educational opportunity regarding health care and philanthropy, to vote on fund distribution to projects and to meet with previous recipients. The event is designed to educate, empower, and inspire.

Please join us!
Women’s Giving Circle participation is open to women and men interested in supporting women’s and children’s health in our community. The annual contribution is $250 and, as allowed by law, is fully tax-deductible as a gift to the Pacific Communities Health District Foundation. To join today, please complete the donation form below and select Women’s Giving Circle from the drop-down menu. For questions, please call 541-574-4912.

Contact Us

Pacific Communities Health District Foundation 930 SW Abbey Street Newport, OR 97365

Learn About Samaritan Foundations

Samaritan Foundations encompasses the five local foundations in the communities Samaritan serves. Check out our homepage to get news from around the system, read stories about the impact the Samaritan Foundations are making and learn about our system-wide giving programs, including estate planning services.