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Gala Raises Funds for Treatment Facility

The Albany General Hospital Foundation and the Lebanon Community Hospital Foundation joined efforts to raise $138,000 at the Samaritan Treatment & Recovery Services Gala. The funds raised from the Gala will go toward the $4 million needed to construct a 16-bed residential treatment facility for patients receiving care for addiction services.

With the addition of the gala funds, the current fundraising total is just shy of $3 million, allowing Samaritan Health Services to break ground in the summer of 2019.

“We want to thank everyone who made the event a success and who contributed to the much-needed residential treatment facility,” said Jennifer Stanaway, director of the Albany General Hospital Foundation and interim director of the Lebanon Community Hospital Foundation.

Stanaway says the event, which included dinner, a diamond dig and patient testimonial, was a fun way to support a serious need, noting that two out of every three Oregonians are either addicted to substances or have an addicted person in their lives.

Those interested in finding out more about Samaritan Treatment & Recovery Services or in making a donation, contact the Albany General Hospital Foundation directly at 541-812-4705.

The Gala was presented by Hawes Group. Supporting sponsors include: Gold – Ellen and Richard Wopat, MD; Silver - Gerding Builders, Northwestern Mutual the Dragoo Financial Group and The Crow’s Foot; Bronze – Barker Uerlings Insurance, Denise and Jeffrey F. Croy, MD, Corvallis Radiology and Jordan Jewelers; Titanium – Central Willamette Credit Union, Citizens Bank, Edward Jones Albany Financial Advisors, Pacific Power, and Tec Laboratories.