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News Samaritan Launches Campaign for Addiction Treatment Center

By Ian Rollins

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Samaritan Health Services will be opening an outpatient clinic this fall to treat individuals struggling with substance abuse. The new clinic, Samaritan Treatment & Recovery Services, has received two large federal grants to further address substance addiction in east Linn County.

In addition, Samaritan is working to raise $4 million to build a residential facility for people with more serious addiction disorders.

Both the outpatient clinic and the future residential facility will be located in Lebanon. The new outpatient clinic will be located in the Lebanon Business Plaza, across the road from Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital. The residential center will be constructed on nearby Samaritan-owned property. Once complete, the outpatient clinic will move into an extension of the residential facility.

Kelley Story, MS, CADCIII, is the director of operations for services. Rick Hindmarsh, MD, a longtime Samaritan family practice physician in Lebanon, is the medical director of the outpatient clinic and will serve in that role for the future residential program. Marty Cahill, CEO of Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital, will provide executive leadership.

Services will be available to adults of any age throughout the state, including those who are pregnant or parenting, with priority given to patients who live in Benton, Lincoln and Linn counties. Together, the facilities will serve as the core of Samaritan’s response to addiction disorder and lack of access to treatment. According to recent studies, Oregon ranks 6th in terms of substance addiction across all U.S. states, but 51st in access to treatment (with the District of Columbia included).

The U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has allocated two grants to address outreach services, strengthen medically assisted treatment services and cut down on drug overdoses in the region. These grants include a three-year, $750,000 grant to pay for staff positions related to opioid addiction treatment. The second grant helps finance outreach staffing positions for Sweet Home and Brownsville.*

Fundraising efforts are also underway. The Samaritan Foundation’s philanthropic teams in Albany, Corvallis and Lebanon have raised nearly $800,000 to-date, including a $125,000 grant from Linn County, as well as proceeds from the Samaritan Scramble golf tournament this past summer.

If you’re interested in being part of the solution, join the Samaritan Treatment & Recovery Services Capital Campaign.

Learn more about the outpatient services available through Samaritan Treatment & Recovery Services.

*This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under Grant Number D04RH31787. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.