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Hospital team awarded $50,000 grant by Linn County

Linn County has awarded a $50,000 grant to Santiam Hospital & Clinics to assist the hospital’s service integration teams in Scio and the Santiam Canyon.

The funds, hospital integrated health and outreach officials say, will help support the integration team program for the 2024-25 fiscal year which begins July 1. 

The hospital will use the money for support, prevention and resiliency, said Kim Dwyer, coordinator of the integration teams. 

 “Linn County has been a strong collaborative partner within the Santiam Service Integration Program,” Dwyer said in a news release. “The relationships we have built between county employees and other team partners are a valuable asset when we work together to assist our communities.” 

Dwyer said that the new funds will be used to leverage the Santiam Canyon and the Scio team funds to assist with household needs.

Hospital officials noted that the Santiam Service Integration Program has helped more than 340 individuals and families in the communities of the North Santiam, Santiam Canyon, Cascade, and Scio school districts for the fiscal year 2023-2024 and that the program has nearly surpassed helping 1,000 households since the beginning of the program in 2017. This funding, officials said, will be beneficial in allowing Santiam Service Integration to continue to provide a safety net to households in the region for the upcoming year.

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