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Samaritan Solutions Institute is designed to address current issues in the health care industry and rural communities by bringing experts together to provide you with the most up-to-date knowledge, tools and solutions. Samaritan Solutions Institute presents innovative ways for rural communities and health care providers to use current assets to generate alternate revenue sources, similar to what Samaritan Health Services has accomplished. By developing available land in Lebanon, Oregon, Samaritan was able to expand its revenue sources beyond the traditional scope of health care. When most rural communities and hospitals find it difficult to survive, this strategy has brought vitality.

Samaritan Solutions Institute helps participants find hope, discover alternatives and develop a roadmap for the future.

Read this whitepaper to learn more about Samaritan’s transformation.

Background image: Larry Mullins

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Larry A. Mullins, DHA, LFACHE, is former president and chief executive officer of Samaritan Health Services. During his 25 years with Samaritan, he served in many roles, the first being chief executive officer for Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center. In 2016, he founded Samaritan Solutions Institute and became its Chief Executive Officer in early 2018.

In addition, Dr. Mullins serves as Executive Chairman of Northwest Medical Isotopes.

Awards & Honors

  • 1996 Robert C. Ingalls Business Person of the Year award from the Corvallis Chamber of Commerce
  • 1997 MacEachern CEO national award
  • 2001 Newcomer Executive of the Year award from the American Academy of Medical Administrators
  • 2007 American Hospital Association Grassroots Champion
  • 2008 Lifetime Leadership Award from Oregon Health Forum
  • 2009 Dwight Patterson Alumnus of the Year by Northern Arizona University
  • 2011 Business Leader of the Year by the Lebanon Chamber of Commerce
  • 2017 Citizen of the Region Award from the Oregon Cascades West Council of Governments
  • 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems


The faculty for Samaritan Solutions Institute includes:

  • Larry A. Mullins, DHA, FACE, Founder & CEO of Samaritan Solutions Institute
  • Mitzi Montoya, PhD, Dean of the Oregon State University College of Business
  • Cory Hall, former NFL player and Oregon State University Football Coach
  • Kelley Kaiser, MPH, Chief Administrative Officer, Samaritan Health Services
  • Nancy Seifert, PhD, FACHE, Assistant Professor, Oregon State University, former CEO for Quality Care Associates
  • And many more accomplished health care and economic development leaders