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Samaritan Library Gateway

Welcome to Samaritan Health Services' Medical Library Gateway. Here you will find a wealth of information at your fingertips with just a click of the mouse; all in support of our organization's mission of “building healthier communities together.”

The mission of the hospital-sponsored web portal is to support the clinical management, research, and educational information needs within our network of Oregon hospitals, physicians and senior care facilities serving the needs of the people in the mid-Willamette Valley and the Central Oregon Coast.

As you use our website and find it useful, please link to us so that others may benefit.

It is our belief that empowered people can better manage personal health with access to a wide range of comprehensive, authoritative, trusted health information. Information presented does not necessarily represent or imply approval or recommendation by Samaritan Health Services, your doctor, or other health care provider.

While we are here to assist you in finding information, only your health care professional is qualified to give you a medical opinion. Use this information as a communication conduit between you and your clinician.

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It's Time To Apply or Renew Your Health Insurance Coverage Under The Affordable Care Act

If you have health coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace (also known as Health Insurance Exchanges), it’s time to review your plan and decide if you need to make changes for 2015. Every fall, your health insurance company sends you a letter explaining changes to premiums and benefits for the coming year. You can choose to stay in your current plan (as long as it’s still offered) or make changes.

Remember that residents of Oregon will being using the site.

Take action by December 15th for coverage starting January 1, 2015 by going to our Affordable Care Act - Health Insurance Marketplace page!


In response to the latest outbreak of Ebola, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) has created a number of Ebola pages of information with links on its consumer health MedlinePlus website. Another NLM site Ebola Outbreak 2014: Information Resources provides a collection of resources for the healthcare professional all of which are related to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa in 2014.

Samaritan employees should visit the Emerging Pathogens section on the SHS Insider to see how Samaritan and Oregon are preparing.

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