Betsy Carlson was celebrated by her colleagues. Crystal Smith, director of nursing services, left; Betsy Carlson, RN; Misty Sammard, nursing supervisor; and Jennifer Broadus, vice president of Patient Services.

Albany Hospital Presents DAISY Award to a Steadfast Nurse


Meet our latest DAISY Award recipient, Betsy Carlson, RN. Betsy is recognized for providing extraordinary, compassionate care to her patients and their families. Samaritan Albany General Hospital has partnered with The DAISY Foundation in a mission to recognize nurses.

A woman looks out her window as she sips a cup of coffee.

Anxiety Can Stress Your Heart


Too many pressures and worries can take a toll on mental and physical health – including your heart. Psychologist Julie Cunningham, Samaritan Cardiology – Corvallis, explains the mind-heart connection and offers tips to lessen your stress.

A colorful bowl of sautéed vegetables with chickpeas.

Bright & Flavorful Mediterranean Bowl


Chickpeas offer an array of nutritional benefits and take the lead in this tasty one-dish meal. Paired with colorful veggies and flavorful spices, it’s a healthy option for an easy weeknight dinner.

Jennie Eley is a nurse at Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital in Newport, Oregon.

Sexual Assault Care Available at Hospitals & Sarah’s Place


People who experience sexual assault can find appropriate and compassionate medical care through Samaritan Health Services – at one of their five hospitals in Benton, Lincoln and Linn counties and at the regional center in Albany known as Sarah’s Place.

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