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In Support of: Passion

Samaritan Obstetrics & Gynecology in Corvallis has teamed up with Samaritan’s Family Medicine Residency program to offer an innovative option for prenatal care. With support from the Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation, the clinic is now offering CenteringPregnancy group, where eight to 10 patients receive one-on-one time with their midwife and family medicine resident, as well as time together as a group.

The group time is structured with a facilitated discussion on pregnancy-related topics, followed by time for patients to ask questions. The curriculum includes discussions about nutrition, common pregnancy discomforts, stress management, labor and delivery, breastfeeding and infant care. Each session lasts two hours: This gives the patients an extended amount of time with their clinicians, as well as the opportunity to build lasting relationships with fellow expectant moms.

In December 2018, the Samaritan teams started their first 10-session CenteringPregnancy group with eight expectant moms. These moms are all due in June 2019. They will meet for a reunion session with their babies in August, to share their birth stories and celebrate their newborns. 

Since December 2018, a new group has been launched each month. About 30 moms are currently enrolled.

Pictured: Midwife student Julie Riley assesses a patient during a CenteringPregnancy class.

 
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In Support of: Respect

The North Lincoln Hospital Foundation and Pacific Communities Hospital Foundation have been steadfast supporters of Samaritan’s hospice services in Lincoln County for several years. Now serving patients as Samaritan Evergreen Hospice, the program assists terminally ill patients and their families with the cost of food, utilities, music therapy, massage therapy, memorial services and other needs at the end of the patient’s life.

Over the past year, Samaritan’s hospice services served 339 patients in Lincoln and Tillamook counties. Their care led to more  comfortable end-of-life experiences at home which their families will remember more fondly.

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In Support of: Integrity

The Samaritan Early Learning Center was constructed with funds from the North Lincoln Hospital Foundation, and the foundation continues to support the center’s efforts to provide high-quality early development to young children in north Lincoln County. Continuous support from the foundation allows the center to help families who otherwise would not be able to afford quality care.

Over the past year, Samaritan Early Learning Center has served 24 families – including 26 children in all - who would not have been able to afford tuition and did not qualify for other assistance.

Pictured: Two students at Samaritan Early Learning Center.

 

 

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In Support of: Dedication

The dietitians at Samaritan Albany General Hospital are working to make sure malnourished patients have the nutrients they need when they go home, and the Albany General Hospital Foundation is on board with their efforts. One of their initiatives is to send a two-week supply of nutritional supplement drinks home with patients in need, and the foundation has supplied funding to purchase the supplement drinks.

Over the past year, the dietitians gave supplements to 67 patients. With this supply, these patients are getting the calories and nutrients they need to continue their recovery, with the goal to help reduce a hospital readmission.

Pictured: Dietitians Brooke Duncan, Jessica Davis (Nutrition Services Manager), Suzanne Watkins and Heidi Graham with nutrition supplement drinks that they send home with patients.

 
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In Support of: Excellence

The Environmental Services (EVS) team at Samaritan Albany General Hospital is able to deep-clean floors in patient rooms in a matter of minutes with their new i-mop floor cleaners. With support from the Albany General Hospital Foundation, EVS purchased four of these machines, which swivel around and are able to get into difficult corners. The result is a quicker deep clean and reduced risk of spreading infections between patients.

Over the past year, EVS staff have seen their efficiency increase with the i-mop. With four machines, the team has one in each inpatient area of the hospital. Because they clean the floors more thoroughly, EVS staff doesn’t need to spend an hour each month deep-cleaning the floor in each room. They use the i-mops in other departments as well for quicker clean-ups as necessary.

Pictured: Laura Batten, housekeeper at Samaritan Albany General Hospital, displays one of the new i-mops.