Samaritan Home Health and Hospice

Advanced health care. Timeless values.
Thousands of your friends and neighbors make up Samaritan Health Services. We’re a non-profit network of hospitals, physician clinics and health services caring for the communities of the mid-Willamette Valley and central Oregon Coast.

We’ve joined together to provide innovative medicine and world-class quality in a way that’s consistent with the values of the places we serve. That includes care and compassion for everyone, regardless of the ability to pay.

At Samaritan Health Services, we strive to provide the most essential services. At times, those services may be life prolonging palliative, comfort care or end-of-life comfort care — hospice.

Our hospitals in Albany, Corvallis and Newport have comprehensive palliative care programs, and there are three hospice offices: Albany, Lincoln City and Newport serving the mid-Willamette Valley and the central coast.

Both branches of service focus on patient comfort as well as support services for the patient and family, whether it be spiritual support, respite care or support groups. Often when the need for palliative care or hospice arises, the patient’s family find themselves in a vulnerable state and need assistance as well.

Amy Getter, MS, RN, CHPN

Amy is a fifth generation nurse and is proud to carry on the legacy. She started her nursing career in critical care, and realized that many people “weren’t dying the way they wished.” This called her to work in hospice in her rural Oregon community, where she has seen many dignified and graceful deaths.