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Service Integration’s Purpose

Santiam SIT serves as a safety net by facilitating resources and information for individuals and families. The program is designed to coordinate community providers and services to identify needs, find solutions, and avoid duplication of services. We are actively seeking our partners to include local school districts, law enforcement, local and state governments, faith communities, businesses, non-profits, early childhood providers, community volunteers, and other interested parties. Together, we can share resources and work efficiently and effectively to benefit those most in need.

North Santiam School District, Santiam Canyon School District and Cascade School District are part of the Santiam Service Integration’s geographical service area.

SIT Mobile

SIT Mobile

SIT response to Covid-19 Pandemic and Beachie Creek Wildfire

Santiam Service Integration, a program of Santiam Hospital has expanded services to include Covid-19 pandemic and Beachie Creek wildfire relief response. 

SIT Mobile formed in March due Covid-19 pandemic. SIT mobile serves those with weakened immune systems, the senior population, those quarantined, and households whose income has been impacted by the pandemic. If someone is needing help with basic households’ items, food and/or picking up prescriptions they would contact SIT Mobile at 503-769-9319 and leave a detailed message with the help they are needing. A SIT mobile volunteer will then call the family if needed for additional information and put together the items. One of the SIT mobile volunteer drivers will then deliver the items to their doorstep. Included in the box will be education and awareness of the Covid-19 virus and resources available. 

In addition, SIT in September expanded services to meet the unexpected needs from the Beachie Creek Fire. SIT has now grown from a team of 1.5FTE to 3FTE. Santiam Hospital has “loaned” another FTE, DHS has partnered to have 3 FTE on-site at our Sublimity location, and MWVCAA-SOCC has partnered to have 1FTE on-site. In addition, SIT received funding from the State, Oregon Community Foundation, Pacificsource, and InterCommunity Health Network to hire 2 disaster case managers. The services to beachie creek wild fire survivors range from housing support to transportation to replacement of durable medical equipment, etc. 

This response to the pandemic along with the wildfire is made possible because of the existing Santiam Service Integration Team Members and the model of SIT. To learn more about how to volunteer, receive help, or donate contact SIT Mobile at 503-769-9319, sitmobile@santiamhospital.org or stop in at 11758 Sublimity RD Sublimity OR 97385.

Hours Of Operation

Monday — Friday
10AM to 4:30PM

What Is Service Integration?

The purpose of the Service Integration Program is to facilitate collaboration among community partners to provide coordinated resources and information for individuals and families. These are agency and community partners expediting solutions by matching resources to clearly defined needs, while avoiding duplication of services.

Service Integration is a partnership between Santiam Hospital, school districts, faith groups, non-profits, social service agencies, local clubs, government agencies, businesses, and community members. The Service Integration Teams will meet monthly to network, share resources, discuss local needs, and find solutions. Each team will be unique to its community.

How Can I Learn More Information?

If you are interested in learning more about Service Integration in the Santiam Region please contact the Service Integration Coordinator Melissa Baurer at 503-769-9319 or email mbaurer@santiamhospital.org. She can add you to the email list in order to stay informed of meeting reminders, team member funding requests, and the Service Integration meeting recaps.

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Melissa Baurer

Service Integration Coordinator






1401 N 10th Avenue
Stayton, OR 97383

Meet The S I T Coordinator

Melissa Baurer, with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Sociology and Masters in Criminal Justice, joined Santiam Hospital as the Santiam Service Integration Coordinator/Community Liaison. In this role, she coordinates the efforts and activities of the Santiam SI Program. This includes providing facilitation and coordination of the Service Integration Teams, developing and maintaining communication and collaboration among all key partners, developing community resources, and demonstrating and providing leadership among community partners. Melissa has valuable insight and knowledge with the Service Integration model.

Melissa has attended the Polk County SI Teams since 2009. As the former Director of Social Services at The Salvation Army of Marion and Polk Counties, she frequently relied on collaboration with her SIT partners to serve families in the most efficient and dignified approach. As Melissa and her SIT partners have learned, responding quickly to support families in crisis made it possible to better meet their short- and long-term needs. For example, a family who needs help with rent may also have other needs. The SIT “family” wraps around a household and provides them with basic needs, health and education.

Melissa enjoys working with the local partners. “The small town feel is what I am used to, having grown up in Colton, a town with just a small market,” said Melissa. “I feel at home here in the Santiam area. It’s refreshing to be part of a community who cares for their neighbors and shows appreciation for each other through their actions.”

During Melissa’s off time she enjoys being a mom of two beautiful children as well as hiking, rafting, and BBQ with friends and family.

S I T Members

S I T Funding REquest

We value our partners and are thankful Santiam Families have advocates such as you. If you have questions about this form or need assistance filling it out please contact Melissa Baurer at 503-769-9319 or email mbaurer@santiamhospital.org.

Basic Funding Guidelines

Service Integration Team dollars are intended to meet an immediate one time need that achieves a measurable outcome towards health, wellness, and/or self-sufficiency. SIT funds are a last resort when all other community resources have been accessed or unavailable.

The online request form is intended for community partners and service providers only. If you are needing assistance with a personal need please contact The Salvation Army (503-585-6688) or Marion County Resource Center (503-399-9080 ext. 4021).

Measurable Outcomes

Service Integration funds should be focused on meeting needs that can provide some measurable outcome (whether big or small).

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Santiam Hospital is a not-for-profit, 40 bed acute-care hospital located in Stayton, Oregon, which is a short 12-mile drive east of Salem, and serves more than 30,000 people annually from the communities of Stayton, Sublimity, Aumsville, Mill City, Jefferson, and the surrounding areas.




1401 North 10th Ave.
Stayton, OR 97383