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Samaritan earns marketing awards 

Samaritan Health Services’ Marketing and Public Relations Department garnered several national awards last year for exceptional work in the marketing industry. Recent awards include:

• Aster Awards, sponsored by Marketing Healthcare Today Magazine & Creative Images: Gold, Samaritan Heart & Vascular campaign; Silver, Samaritan Plastic, Reconstructive & Hand Surgery newsletter.

• Communicator Awards, sponsored by the Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts: Distinction, Community Health Impact Report website; Excellence, Heart to Heart publication; Excellence, New Movers.

• Graphic Design USA, sponsored by Verso Corporation and Adobe Stock: In-house design award, Mullins Charitable Event; In-house design award, Samaritan Employee Caring Campaign

• Healthcare AdAwards, sponsored by Healthcare Marketing Report: Gold, Community Health Impact Report; Merit, Mullins Charitable Event; Merit, Samaritan eclipse information.

• Hospital Marketing National, Western Division, sponsored by DTC Perspectives, Inc.: Bronze, vein care services campaign.

• Summit International Awards: Bronze, SamCare Express launch campaign.

Each year the department submits campaigns for award consideration. Each year, its community magazine Heart to Heart receives recognition and positive comments from community members.

Broker joins real estate office

RE/MAX Integrity recently announced that Jennifer Anderson, licensed broker, has joined the firm’s Albany office at 2910 Santiam Highway SE.

Anderson is an award-winning regional Realtor with 13 years of real estate sales experience.

Anderson has called the Willamette Valley home for 17 years. As an experienced real estate professional, she is the team leader of Hound N Home Realty Group serving Albany and the surrounding areas. Before her career in real estate began, she was a teacher.

Anderson is experienced in working with both buyers and sellers, and specializes in residential properties, bare land and first-time buyers. She can be reached at 541-990-4617 or

Linn deputy graduates from police class

The Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training recently announced the graduation of its 384th Basic Police Class.

Deputy Sheriff Caleb Carlson of the Linn County Sheriff’s Office was among those who graduated Jan. 18 at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem.

The Basic Police Class is 16 weeks long and includes dozens of training areas, including survival skills, firearms, emergency vehicle operations, ethics, cultural diversity, problem-solving, community policing, elder abuse, drug recognition and other subjects.

Hospice recognized for care of veterans

Lumina Hospice & Palliative Care, based in Corvallis, recently achieved the We Honor Veterans Partner Level Three (out of four).

We Honor Veterans is an awareness campaign developed by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Launched in 2010, We Honor Veterans was created to address the growing need for veteran-centered care, especially as the need for access to hospice and palliative care by the aging veterans population was growing.

By achieving Level Three, Lumina has provided veteran-centered education for staff and volunteers, and identifies patients with military experience. Lumina has built organizational capacity to provide quality care for veterans, and has developed and strengthened relationships with state hospice organizations, VA medical centers and other veteran organizations. 

Lumina is working to achieve Level Four by developing and implementing a strategic work plan with the goal of increasing access to end-of-life care and improving the quality of that care for veterans in the community.

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