Legacy Health does much more than treat illness and provide care. We take an active role in the health of the community, providing services beyond health care to help achieve our mission of creating good health for our community and our world.
Obviously, we can't do it alone. One of the ways we have found is most effective is to support or collaborate with other groups that are working to improve the health of the community. Legacy works with dozens of groups across the community and country. See this list of community partners for a list.
Here are our collaborations in specific areas.
- NW Marrow Transplant Program, providing autologous bone marrow transplants in Oregon and Washington.
- CROP (Columbia River Oncology Program) provides access to research protocols for patients in Oregon and Southwest Washington.
Legacy employees serve on some 140 community boards and committees, and donate almost 3,000 volunteer hours per year. Legacy Health is unique in donating office space to 11 nonprofit organizations, as well as funding for staff, computers, fax machines, phones, and postage for some of these. The programs include:
- Youth Corps Youth is a pilot program designed by Mayor Adams and Multnomah County chair Wheeler to provide targeted youth ages 14-15 years old academic credit recovery, job skills and work experience with the City of Portland.
- The African American Health Coalition (AAHC) is dedicated to reducing health disparities and promoting wellness for African Americans in Portland.
- CARES Northwest (Child Abuse Response and Evaluation Services) is a consortium among four health organizations: The Randall Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel, Kaiser Permanente, OHSU-Doernbecher Children's Hospital and Providence Health & Services. Legacy serves as the employer and donates the infrastructure.
- Northwest Parish Nurse Ministries trains parish nurses — who link healthcare organizations and the community - to provide case management and triage in local parishes.
- Hands on Portland connects volunteers with more than 500 nonprofit organizations in the Portland metropolitan area.
- Rent-free office space for community health and service organizations such as Overton Place, Store-to-Door, Brain Injury Support Association, Parkinson's Resources of Oregon, the Alzheimer's Association, Oregon Lions Eyebank and Lutheran Synod.
- Senior & Disabled Transportation — Legacy funds transportation for seniors and the disabled in our Legacy Good Samaritan, Legacy Meridian Park and Legacy Mount Hood service areas.