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Heart to Heart Spring/Summer 2022

This issue of Samaritan Health Services’ Heart to Heart magazine features a man who found courage to undergo a life-saving surgery through a powerful connection with his doctor. Another patient discovers her moment of courage when she reaches out for mental health care when anxiety threatened to make her a shut-in to cope. Meet a woman who successfully delivers naturally after having had a C-section years prior thanks to the prenatal care team at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, and learn about the Centering group. A complimenting article takes a new parent through well-baby checkups and provides free resources.

Readers will also learn how mental health services are working towards reducing stigma and increasing offerings by providing support in primary care clinics. Get tips on how to see the bright side during trying times and read more about how art is being incorporated into the health care system to promote healing. There’s also an article talking about how the use of minimally invasive procedures is changing the world of spinal surgeries.

Meet the cancer care team and get an update on how the Samaritan Cancer Program collaborated with Oregon Oncology Specialists to expand access to care and typically allow patients to schedule their first consultation within five days or less. There’s an additional update on the various investments made into the different Samaritan sites.

Finally enjoy a delightful recipe for a heart-healthy strawberry salad and get tips for a successful 5k in addition to a story about how a community garden in Lincoln City aims to provide knowledge and resources to underserved families.  

Heart to Heart is your local guide to good health from Samaritan Health Services. Read inspiring stories and get ideas on how you can be part of building healthier communities together.