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Samaritan Health Services is a veteran-friendly employer and offers many services for veterans including workshops, support groups and hospice services. 

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Health Care Information

Our veterans navigator helps educate veterans on health care options offered by Samaritan Health Services and also helps veterans connect with the Department of Veterans Affairs for eligibility inquiries with the Veterans Choice Program. If eligible, our navigator will assist in helping veterans establish a primary care provider and schedule appointments within the Samaritan system.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, email or call 541-768-7800.

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Veteran-Friendly Employer

We greatly value the work ethic, discipline and commitment to teamwork that veterans bring. Led by a President/CEO who is a veteran himself, Samaritan Health Services became the first health system on the West Coast to sign a contract with the Army Partnership for Youth Success program (PaYS). PaYS connects military personnel with potential job openings just before their enlistment ends.

Samaritan’s core values are excellence, respect, service, integrity, stewardship, compassion and leadership. Veterans embody these same standards while serving our country and can use their military skills and training to contribute to our mission of enhancing community and individual health in our region.

Additionally, Samaritan recognizes that veterans may face challenges while transitioning back into a civilian workplace. To help with this, we provide training and support during that transition.  

Meet some of our veterans, front row: Christina Myers, Army Reserve; Larry Mullins, Marine Corps; Sheila Sullivan, Navy. Back row: Ben Watts, Army; David Jones, Air Force; Scott Balzer, Army.

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Hospice Veterans Program

Samaritan Evergreen Hospice partners with the We Honor Veterans program to help us better serve the veterans on hospice. We Honor Veterans, a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Association and Veterans Affairs, is designed to empower hospice professionals and volunteers to meet the unique needs of dying veterans. The program teaches respectful inquiry, compassionate listening and grateful acknowledgement – with the goal of helping hospices better care for our patients with a history of military service, some of whom may be dealing with physical or psychological trauma as they approach the end of their lives. To honor our veterans on hospice we provide “pinning ceremonies”. The format may vary but veterans, who wish, are given a certificate of appreciation with their area of service and a We Honor Veterans pin.

In the hospice house, we place a banner on the outside of the veteran’s room to identify the military branch in which they served. It is a way of honoring their service, and may encourage the veteran to talk about their service time in their life review, with family members, staff and volunteers. For walk outs at the Hospice House we drape our veterans with a quilt of valor.  

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Support Matters

If you, or someone you know needs support, call the confidential Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255. Press 1.