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In 2018, Samaritan Health Services invested nearly $161 million in community health to help address activities that promote healthy families and better access to health care.

The investments are designed to develop better networks, healthy kids, healthy teens and healthy seniors throughout Benton, Lincoln and Linn counties.

Samaritan makes this information available in its annual Community Health Impact Report. The 2018 report highlights investments made in community health activities, such as free health screenings, services for low-income individuals, health-related research, training for health professionals and grants to local non-profits in support of health initiatives.

“As we complete these activities each year, we believe it’s important to report back to the community regarding progress that has been made in each goal area,” Doug Boysen, president and CEO of Samaritan said. “In this report, you’ll find success stories as well as data that will help illustrate how we are partnering with many others in our region to build healthier communities together. We are pleased to share these stories of hope and inspiration with our customers and partners.”

Samaritan’s contributions impacted local organizations, including Sweet Home Emergency Ministries, the Benton County Oral Health Coalition, the Center Against Rape and Domestic Violence, Yachats Youth and Family Activities Program, Linn Together, Volunteer Caregivers and more.

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