Legacy's community outreach

Being a good neighbor

Legacy's Good Samaritan and Emanuel Medical Centers, located in dense inner city areas, have each agreed to discuss any construction projects with local neighborhood associations. Both send their Security Department patrols through the surrounding neighborhoods.

Employer Commute Option Collaboration (ECO): Legacy Emanuel and Good Samaritan collaborate with local companies to help all parties meet federal requirements to reduce commuter miles. Legacy offers partially subsidized Tri-Met passes for employees.

Offering health education

Each year more than 10,000 people attend Legacy's classes, forums and support groups on parenting and pregnancy, various diseases, healthy lifestyles and caregiving.

Legacy puts on free annual health and safety fairs, offering thousands of parents and kids both education and fun.  Legacy also provides first aid at many community events. 

Legacy Trauma Nurses Talk Tough programs reach more than 20,000 children, youth and adults through classes and programs designed to reduce high-risk behavior and injuries.

More than 2,000 people each year attend Legacy's free or inexpensive prevention and early detection screenings for glaucoma, prostate and skin cancer, and women's heart issues.