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About Samaritan Health Services

Formed over the course of five years beginning in 1997, Samaritan is a nonprofit regional health system that brings together community hospitals, physician clinics and health insurance plans to serve more than 265,000 residents of Oregon’s Benton, Lincoln and Linn counties. Samaritan is governed by a board, which includes community members, physicians and hospital leaders. 

As one of the region’s major employers, Samaritan actively participates in efforts to strengthen and grow the local economy, as well as to improve quality of life through high-achieving schools, a strong network of social services, and a commitment to preserving and protecting the environment.

Together with our 6,000 employees, Samaritan is committed to “building healthier communities together.”

The Samaritan Philosophy

Samaritan Health Services is at the forefront of delivering health care in a fundamentally different way, with equal attention to high quality and broad access to services in a cost-effective manner. To do this, we use a team approach designed to foster good health through healthy lifestyle choices, timely preventive services and a supportive environment. Samaritan Health Services is powered by our people, fueled by teaching and learning, and focused on building healthier communities.

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Our History

Community leaders in Benton, Lincoln and Linn counties came together to establish a unified health care system: Samaritan Health Services. They understood that cooperation, rather than competition, would strengthen and expand local health care options for their own families and neighbors.

Community Benefit & Financials

As a nonprofit health care organization, Samaritan Health Services is committed to contributing to the health and prosperity of our communities through our Community Benefit program, which encompasses our efforts to build healthier communities through volunteerism, direct and in-kind support of community health programs, and opportunities for those who could not otherwise afford medical care.