Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis, Oregon is the main medical facility of Samaritan Health Services, which serves the Oregon communities of the mid-Willamette Valley and central Oregon Coast, and is the largest hospital in Linn, Benton, and Lincoln counties. Good Samaritan has 188 beds, more than 1,700 employees and 200 volunteers, and operates as one of only four Level II trauma centers in the state with comprehensive cancer care, full-service cardiology and cardiovascular surgery, a sleep lab, neurosurgery, and other regional services in 17 medical clinics.

Good Samaritan is in Corvallis, a diverse and thriving college town of about 55,000 residents. Hewlett-Packard maintains a large operational site in Corvallis, Oregon State University is another economic mainstay and a prestigious academic presence important to the city’s cultural vitality, and hundreds of small local businesses enrich the city’s economy.

Four other, smaller hospitals are parts of the Samaritan Health Services network. Samaritan Albany General Hospital, a 79-bed acute care facility with more than 700 employees, has been in service since 1924. Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital is a 49-bed general care facility serving eastern Linn County for more than 75 years. Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital with 25 beds has served Lincoln City since 1967. Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital in Newport has 25 beds, 380 employees, and has been in service since 1952.

The five hospitals have a long history of service to their communities as well as working with local universities in Oregon on research; the history of the Samaritan Health Services regional network is little more than a decade old. Mid-Valley Healthcare in Lebanon and Samaritan, Inc. in Corvallis merged in 1997 to form the nonprofit Samaritan Health Services in the belief that the integrated organization would be more effective and efficient than the separate premerger entities.

Two years later, FirstCare Health in Albany joined them, and in the early 2000s Samaritan Health Services reached the central Oregon Coast, adding the Lincoln City and Newport hospitals under long-term leasing and operating agreements with the North Lincoln Health District and the Pacific Communities Health District. Today, the five hospitals together with affiliated physician clinics, several health plans, and a senior care facility in Sweet Home continue to serve their local communities better than ever.

Samaritan Health Services is a values-driven, church-related organization that seeks to be the first choice of regional consumers in the region and to lead collaborative efforts with those of similar views. Recognizing their similar missions, visions, and values, the community-based hospitals and physicians that formed Samaritan Health Services believed they could create a successful regional health system.

Local community members, physicians and hospital leaders continue to make decisions for Samaritan to achieve the highest standards of care, to create positive experiences for patients, visitors, and co-workers, to act responsibly with the resources entrusted to Samaritan’s care, to demonstrate daily the healing power of the human touch, and to share best practices in the midst of tremendous changes in health care delivery. They are also active in partnering with colleges and universities in many ways, including the best cross of biology and mechanics as well as other forms of health-based research.


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