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Group Gives $20,000 to Support Access, Services

Last week, Women Investing in Samaritan Health (WISH) and the Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation Board of Directors finalized the group’s annual grant allocations to support individual needs of departments within the hospital.

Using contributions collected through membership fees, WISH granted four departments on the Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center campus with five different grants, totaling more than $20,000.

Ranging from the purchase of equipment to providing patient transportation, grants were given to the following departments:

  • Samaritan Physical Rehabilitation - Corvallis received $4,958 to purchase equipment and supplies needed to evaluate and treat pediatric patients with communication and swallowing disorders, as well as a $2,138 grant to purchase a biofeedback unit used in the department’s pelvic floor program.
  • Inpatient mental health received $1,100 to purchase a hospital-grade breast pump for women who are admitted to Samaritan’s inpatient mental  health facility after a severe postpartum depression diagnosis.
  • Samaritan Cancer Program received $5,000 to assist in patient transportation to Good Sam to receive cancer care.
  • The Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation received $10,000 for the Samaritan Campaign for Cancer Care, which includes construction of the new Samaritan Pastega Regional Cancer Center, the expansion of the Mario Pastega House, and establishment of endowment funds that assist in providing ongoing patient support.

In total, WISH granted $23,196 to support the Samaritan mission and help build stronger, healthier communities.

If you are interested in learning more about becoming a member of the WISH giving circle, you are invited to attend the annual education and celebration event on Wednesday, May 6, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Corvallis Country Club.

For more information or to RSVP to the annual WISH luncheon, contact Cindy Conklin at 541-768-4256.