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Improving Community Health Is at the Core of Our Mission

Samaritan Health Services collaborates with many local organizations to achieve our mission of “Building Healthier Communities Together.” We stand ready to provide exemplary medical care to all those in need and we also support community-based efforts to help keep people healthy once they leave our facilities. We call this our community benefit commitment.

In 2020, Samaritan invested more than $126 million in community benefit activities such as services for low-income individuals, assistance related to the COVID-19 pandemic and regional wildfires, health-related research, training for health professionals and grants to local nonprofits in support of health initiatives.

These investments are designed to help address priorities and gaps as identified through hospital Community Health Needs Assessments and the resulting Community Benefit Implementation Plans. The current focus of our investments is in the following priority areas:

1. Healthy Families

Increase physical activity, fitness and access to nutritious foods for children through age 18 and families.

2. Greater Access

Increase access to medical, dental and mental health supports and services in the community.

3. Better Networks

Increase social supports for families.

4. Healthy Kids

Increase services and supports for children.

5. Healthy Teens

Increase services and supports for adolescents.

6. Healthy Seniors

Increase social supports for seniors.

As we complete these activities each year, we believe it’s important to report back to the community regarding progress that has been made in each goal area. Scroll down to find success stories as well as data that will help illustrate how we’re partnering with many others in our region to build healthier communities together.

Doug Boysen, JD, MHA
President/CEO, Samaritan Health Services

About Community Benefit

Samaritan’s contribution to the community through community benefit activities includes many types of support to individuals and programs. Our holistic approach focuses on programs and services that meet patients wherever they are at on their journey in life and in health.

In Our Own Words

See what Community Benefit means from Samaritan’s point of view.

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Learn About the Organizations We Support

The organizations we support through our Social Accountability Grant funding play important roles in our local communities. They provide resources, programs and supports that make a difference in the lives of people each and every day. We invite you to spend a moment to learn about our featured organizations for each of our six goals through real life stories, photos and more.