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Kathleen Grady and husband
I had a good outcome because of the competent care I received at Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital. But another part of that was the comfort of being here in my home community. To look out the window while I was in ICU and see the ocean where my grandchildren play and surf and sail and fish. To have people you know in the community who are also your caregivers. To be able to have normal conversations with staff about something other than your medical care. We weren’t just surrounded by competent nurses, we were surrounded by friends. That’s one of the things you really feel at a community hospital, and it’s special.
Kathleen Grady, Pacific Communities Health District Foundation Board President

Welcome to the Pacific Communities Health District Foundation 

The Pacific Communities Health District Foundation is committed to encouraging and supporting Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital and its patients, as well as the health and well-being of those who live and work in the community.

Since our inception in 1983, we have provided funding for the Center for Health Education, medical equipment, wellness programs and services and assistance for low income patients with health care costs. We cannot do this without the generous contributions from our hospital staff, friends, neighbors and businesses. For this, we are truly grateful!

To learn how you can support the Pacific Communities Health District Foundation and its many programs and services, please call us at 541-574-1810.

Support Your Hospital Foundation

Thank you for choosing to support your hospital foundation. Your donations play an important role in helping us improve the health of our local communities. If you would like to make an online credit card donation, please fill out the form below.

If you would like to honor a Champion of Care, please use the comment box under the “Designation” section to leave a personalized message for your Champion of Care and select “Tribute Gift” to enter the name of the caregiver you would like to honor.

Contact Information

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Pacific Communities Health District Foundation 930 SW Abbey Street Newport, OR 97365
Weekday Hours:
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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Giving Programs & Donor Recognition

Learn more about our giving programs and how we recognize our generous donors who collaborate with us to build healthier communities together.

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  • Center for Health Education – a building created to provide programs that help people prevent disease and manage chronic conditions
  • Assistance for Hospice patients, including in-home therapeutic massage and music
  • SimNewB and SimJunior pediatric training manikins
  • Stopgap financial support for immediate patient needs, such as medical supplies and prescriptions
  • Dr. Ken Stevens Baby Gift Project to help ensure safe sleep practices for all infants born at Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital
  • Tuition assistance for local nursing students
  • Therapeutic art programs for people with chronic conditions
  • Emergency generator for the Samaritan Clinic in Waldport
  • Support for a program that provides free dental care to low income patients
  • EKG machines in three Samaritan clinics
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Current Priority Projects

  • Ensuring safe sleep practices for all infants born at Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital through the Dr. Ken Stevens Baby Gift Project
  • Building our general endowment to help sustain our community hospital for generations to come
  • Assisting with the stopgap financial needs of patients whose income has been effected by a chronic condition