Corvallis Hospital Prepares for Ebola

CORVALLIS, Ore. — The Centers For Disease control has confirmed more than 10,000 cases of Ebola, and hospitals in our region are preparing just in case the virus appears in Oregon. Health officials have designated six hospital systems in the state to treat Ebola patients, including Samaritan Health Services. Dozens of volunteer health care professionals … Continue reading »

Groundbreaking For New Cancer Center

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Western Oregon will soon be the home to a new facility dedicated to cancer prevention and treatment. Samaritan Health Services is building a $12 million, 24,000 square-foot facility in Corvallis.  On Monday afternoon, about 100 people gathered on site to break ground for the new project. “This will allow our patients to have … Continue reading »

Psychiatrist Tips After School Shooting

CORVALLIS, Ore. — In response to Tuesday morning’s shooting at Reynolds High School near Portland, a local psychiatrist is offering tips for parents and teens. Dr. Caroline Fisher is a psychiatrist at Samaritan Health Services, working with patients who are between the ages of 3-21. “Most mass shooters see themselves as saving society from these other bad people … Continue reading »

Samaritan Third Healthiest Employer

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Just a few months after being named the healthiest employer in the State of Oregon, Samaritan Health Services has been ranked third in the nation. The honor comes from The Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America Program, which scores employers nationally on certain criteria. In October, the Portland Business Journal named Samaritan the … Continue reading »

Hospital Restricts Visitors Due to Flu

CORVALLIS, Ore. — The flu is creating some visitor restrictions at hospitals in the area. Starting Jan. 13, all Samaritan Health Services hospitals are asking people with flu-like symptoms not to visit anyone there. These are hospitals in Corvallis, Albany, Lebanon, Lincoln City and Newport. Newborns, their moms, and pediatric patients are only allowed four total … Continue reading »

New OSU Sports Medicine Center

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University will see a new sports medicine facility on its campus this year, but the center will not just be for students and athletes but also for the general public. Samaritan Health Services will pay for the $4 million facility and will operate it on land that it will lease … Continue reading »

Samaritan Health Services Fined

CORVALLIS, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services has fined Samaritan Health Services in Corvallis for not properly handling patient files. The Department says a patient at the Samaritan Family Medicine Clinic opened a recycling bin behind the building in July. The person found over 1,000 private documents. Investigators say someone discarded … Continue reading »

Samaritan Health Opens Center in Lebanon

LEBANON, Ore. — A Corvallis health organization is expanding its services in Lebanon. Samaritan Health Services recently opened a new conference center a few weeks ago. The center is across the street from the hospital and medical school. Samaritan says the center’s already booked for weddings and other conferences. It anticipates it will bring outside … Continue reading »

Samaritan Health Named Healthy Employer

CORVALLIS, Ore. — A Corvallis health care provider is being rewarded for practicing what it preaches. The Portland Business Journal named Samaritan Health Services the healthiest employer in the state with more than 1,500 employees. The organization provides services in the Mid-Valley to the Coast. The Journal promotes healthy workplaces, especially when it’s done through … Continue reading »

OSU to Develop Sports Medicine Facility

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Oregon State University is teaming up with Samaritan Health Services to develop a new sports medicine facility on the university campus, the school announced Friday. According to the university, the facility will provide diagnostic and treatment services. It will serve as a site for student internships, training and research and will help … Continue reading »