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New Director Leads North Lincoln Hospital Foundation

Samaritan Health Services announces the selection of Cathy (Gill) Sandoval as director of the North Lincoln Hospital Foundation.

“We are delighted to welcome Cathy and know she will be an excellent addition to the Samaritan Foundations team,” said Karen Shaw, Chief Development Officer for Samaritan Health Services. “She brings an impressive background in nonprofit management, grant writing and rural health care experience, which will certainly be an asset in her new role.”

With a focus on major gifts, Sandoval’s early efforts will concentrate on raising funds to furnish and equip the replacement Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital. The new facility is being built directly east of the existing hospital building, with an anticipated completion date of late 2019.

“I have a strong interest in bettering the lives of those who live and work in rural communities, such as we have here in Lincoln County. I also know that a thriving, quality hospital can provide a huge boost to a community’s overall economic strength,” Sandoval said. “So, I am pleased that my work with the North Lincoln Hospital Foundation will help to contribute to these efforts.”

Sandoval comes to Lincoln City from Fort Collins, Colorado, where she was executive director for four years of the Meals on Wheels program serving Larimer County. Previous to that, she oversaw patient experience/quality enhancement at East Morgan County Hospital in Brush, Colorado. With a bachelor of science degree in English and Spanish from the University of Colorado, she also has served as executive director of the Right to Read Adult Education Center in Greeley, Colorado.

Now making her home in Lincoln City, Sandoval has three adult children: a son who is a freshman at the University of Colorado, a son who is firefighter and EMT in Fort Collins, and a daughter who is earning a master’s degree at Southern Oregon University in Ashland.

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