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The Heart of Oregon’s Willamette Valley

Albany’s small town, Oregon charm has earned it the distinction of being an “All-American City.” It has a large historical district packed with beautiful Victorian-era homes, museums and art galleries. Albany blends past and present in its architectural styles, creating a modern town with a sensitivity towards its past. The community, with 52,000 residents, preserves its natural beauty in city parks and rural neighborhoods. With one of the largest and most varied collections of historic buildings and residences in Oregon, Albany prides itself on its historic preservation and commitment to responsible development.

Residents can enjoy community concerts downtown along the banks of the Willamette River, taste craft beers at a host of local microbreweries, and spend the day browsing through antique shops. Close proximity to the city of Portland, the Oregon coast and the Cascade mountains enable residents and visitors to experience four-season entertainment, recreation and thrills.

Fishing, bike riding, hiking and many other recreational opportunities are virtually on your doorstep. Major college sports, theatrical and musical presentations, lectures and art galleries are found year-round.

Facts About Albany

  • Population: 51,980 (2014)
  • Named after Albany, New York
  • Median household income: $45,478 (2014)

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About Samaritan Albany General Hospital

Providing care for area residents since 1924, the hospital is a 79-bed acute care facility and health center providing medical services to the greater Albany area. There are 165 physicians, more than 600 employees and 150 active volunteers, all focused on serving the health needs of the community.