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Community Benefit

Samaritan is committed to helping improve the health and prosperity of our communities. This is why we provide a variety of Community Benefit programs. We welcome opportunities to work collaboratively with other caring organizations to provide services to the communities we serve. Through our many joint efforts with federal, state and local entities, we work to strengthen and expand the reach of health care, so that more people can enjoy better health. Our collaborations are among the many ways we are “building healthier communities, together.”

Community Benefit Activities

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Community Health Initiatives

Samaritan Health Services is committed to increasing community capacity to promote health and wellness through education, communication and technical assistance in Benton, Lincoln and Linn counties through a variety of community programs.

PainWise

As a local response to a national epidemic, Samaritan has partnered with local health organizations to bring the community a new initiative called PainWise.

The goal of PainWise is to reform opioid prescription guidelines in Benton, Lincoln and Linn counties, and to help members of our community manage pain safety.

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Arts in Health Care

Samaritan patients and employees benefit from ArtsCare, a program that places artists and artwork in local hospitals to integrate the arts into the process of healing.

Low-Cost Medical Resources

Supporting low-cost clinics helps Samaritan improve the health of even more people in our area. Our mission is to reach everyone who needs health care, no matter the person’s income or insurance status.

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Emergency Preparedness

Samaritan Health Services works with local, county and state agencies to ensure that we are prepared to effectively respond before, during and after a community emergency or natural disaster.

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InterCommunity Health Network 

InterCommunity Health Network CCO (IHN-CCO) was formed in 2012 by local public, private, and non-profit partners to unify health services and systems for Oregon Health Plan (Medicaid) members in Benton, Lincoln and Linn counties. The IHN-CCO aims to improve the health of the community while lowering or containing the cost of care.