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Samaritan Health Services

IS Internships. Presented to OSU SIM Club 10-11-2016. Topics. Introductions. Samaritan Health Services (SHS) Overview. Healthcare Today. SHS Information Services Dept. Overview. Overview of Internship Opportunities.

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Samaritan Health Services

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Samaritan Health ServicesIS Internships

Presented to OSU SIM Club 10-11-2016Slide2



Samaritan Health Services (SHS) Overview

Healthcare Today

SHS Information Services Dept. Overview

Overview of Internship Opportunities

Intern Experience from Previous InternsSlide3


Kim Sather, Director of Customer Experience

2.5 years at SHS, 22 years in IT

1994 OSU graduate

BIS Advisory Council

Jamil Barbar, Systems Analyst

2015 OSU BIS graduate

Salvador Cazarez, Systems Analyst


OSU BIS graduateSlide4

Samaritan Health Services Overview

Building Healthier Communities Together


 serves the close-knit Oregon communities of the mid-Willamette Valley and central Oregon Coast.


passion is providing world-class health care to our friends and neighbors. On the job and off, each of us brings the caring and personal commitment to enhance the health of the region we call home.Slide5

Samaritan Health Services Overview

5 hospitals (Corvallis, Lebanon, Albany, Newport, Lincoln City)

80+ clinics

Samaritan Health Plans (health insurance)

Boulder Falls Inn and Conference Center


Hospice House & Assisted Living Facility

On campus:

The SAMSlide6

Healthcare Today


Act February 2009

Strengthen HIPAA rules

Affordable Care Act March 2010

Electronic Medical Record


Coordinated Care Organizations (CCO)

Focus on primary care and prevention

Keep people healthy and out of

emergency dept.

16 in OregonIntercommunity Health Network CCOSlide7

SHS Information Services Dept. Overview

~140 IS employees

Locations: Samaritan Square (9


St), HP building 10 (Circle Blvd), Health Plans (Walnut), each hospital

CIO over IS and CMIO over Informatics

2014-2015: 3 interns, 2 from OSU BIS

All now hired as full-time employees

2015- 2016: 9 interns, 7 from OSU BIS

1 hired; 3 continuing internships with SHS

2016-2017: 7 internships

4 new positionsSlide8

Overview of Internship Opportunities

Advertised on samhealth.org under Technical/Information Services.




all 4


Actually casual employment (part-time job)

Flexibility to go up and down in hours throughout the

month/semester, negotiated with manager.

No official end

date, manager determined.



Interviewed by various hiring managers, placed by best fit.

Areas: analysts,

web development, access provisioning,


solutions, infrastructure

Opened until filled.Slide9

Why intern at Samaritan?

Get to see all areas of Information Technology department as we don’t outsource and are based locally.

Once you are an intern, you can apply at graduation for full-time positions that are only opened internally.

Flexible work schedule. We recognize that you are students and want you to graduate.

Competitive wage

Positive feedback from

previous interns. Slide10

Intern Experience from Previous Interns


Focus area/project

What we learned

Why they chose to join SHS full-timeSlide11

What questions do you