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Making a Difference in Newport

We encourage you to take a moment to read about the positive impact that donor support is making through the Pacific Communities Health District Foundation.  These are just a couple of the many stories of how your support is making a difference every day in the lives of patients and community members.

Pictured: Robert Wagner, Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital patient, and his mom, Jill.

Emergency Services Provide Excellent Care for Local Family 

Jill Wagner saw first hand how important it is to have quality care close to home in Newport when her son, Robert, had to have emergency surgery on his appendix.

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Hear Robert talk about his experience as a patient at Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital.

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i-STAT Machine Improves Care for Stroke Patients

When a patient comes to Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital with stroke symptoms, the staff can how diagnose and treat them even quicker thanks to the i-STAT machine.

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Through the generosity of our community, the Pacific Communities Health District Foundation has been able to fund many other projects.
  • Patient support
  • Music therapy
  • Finger pulse oximeters
  • Mobile dental van 
  • Baby Box Project
  • Generator for the Waldport Clinic
  • GlideScope blades for the Emergency Department 
  • Eye surgery stretcher
  • Emergency Department stretchers
  • iSTAT for rapid interpretation of lab data
  • Kathleen Grady, President 
  • Nancy Stevens, Vice President
  • Tim Miller, Past President
  • Joe Postlewait, Treasurer
  • Aimee Thompson, Secretary
  • John Baker
  • David Bigelow
  • Maryann Bozza
  • Laurie Ferris
  • Scott Grupas
  • Brian Haggerty
  • K. Scarlett Kier
  • Lalori Lager 
  • Joy Largent
  • David Larsen
  • Diane Mattson
  • Margaret Mulder
  • George Plant
  • Fred Postlewait
  • Jackie Stankey
  • Tiana Tucker
  • Matt Updenkelder
  • Kathy Windell