Newport hospital welcomes new vice president


Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital recently welcomed Sam Jones as the hospital’s new vice president of patient services. In this position, Jones will oversee all aspects of patient care at SPCH. He comes to Newport having most recently served as chief nursing officer at Carlsbad Medical Center in New Mexico, an 115-bed acute care hospital.

He looks forward to putting his experience to work in Newport.

“What really attracted me to this position was the pride I see from the staff here, as well as the excitement over the new hospital,” he said. “I also look forward to being part of a clinically minded executive team that understands what it takes to care for patients.”

Jones is also delighted to be back in Oregon, a state he calls home.

While Jones was born in Massachusetts and lived all over the country while growing up, Roseburg is home to him as the place where most of his family lives.

“We’ve wanted to come back to Oregon for a long time, and this has been a huge homecoming to family for us. We wanted our six year old and three year old to grow up with family around them,” he said.

After a five-year stint with the U.S. Army in military intelligence, Jones began his clinical career in emergency medicine before becoming a departmental manager. He continued to work his way up and has served in a variety of management and senior level positions at hospitals of varying sizes in New Mexico, Alaska, Oregon and Maryland.

Highlights from his career include achieving strong operational successes at his hospitals, along with focuses on process redevelopment, change management, strategic planning and implementation, employee engagement, patient experience and physician relations.

Jones and his family live in Depoe Bay.

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