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Community Invited to Virtual Town Hall

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Samaritan Health Services is on schedule for construction to begin in July 2022 on a new 15,000 square foot family medicine clinic, urgent care and heli-pad in Sweet Home. The new facility will be located on Highway 20 near Wiley Creek Senior Living.

The community is invited to a virtual town hall on March 3 at noon with Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital CEO Marty Cahill, Lebanon Community Hospital Foundation Executive Director Brandy O’Bannon and Sweet Home community member and Samaritan Health Services Board Chair Milt Moran. Samaritan has partnered with Mahlum Architects on the project and schematics of the new building will be shared publicly for the first time at the virtual town hall.

The project has an estimated cost of $9.5 million. It is being funded by the proceeds from Samaritan’s sale of Wiley Creek Community, a significant investment from Samaritan Health Services and philanthropy from the local community. To date, $1.14 million has been raised locally and the capital campaign is actively seeking contributions from individuals and businesses through 2022. Every dollar fundraised towards the project is $1 less that Samaritan will be required to spend on the construction, freeing up dollars to be invested for upgrades at Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital and other clinics in east Linn County.

“I want to thank the many donors who have already generously supported this project which will greatly increase access to quality health care, close to where you live,” said O’Bannon. “The amount of support we have received from the Sweet Home community has been remarkable, and we are truly grateful.”

There is still time to make a contribution, with many opportunities for families and businesses to leave a legacy for generations. Gifts of $1,000 and greater will be recognized on a unique and artistic donor display in the lobby of the new building and pledges can be extended over three years.”

To register for the virtual town hall event, visit samhealth.org/TownHall. This event has already taken place, see a video of the presentation above.

For more information about the Building a Healthier Sweet Home campaign, visit samhealth.org/SweetHomeTogether.