Tuality Healthcare has a reputation for providing convenient and quality personal health care for area residents. Tuality was founded in 1918 and continues to flourish as a not-for-profit, independent, community-governed healthcare system. Facilities include Tuality Community Hospital in Hillsboro and Tuality Forest Grove Hospital. By keeping up with the latest advances in medical science, Tuality has earned a sterling reputation for the quality of heart, cancer, stroke, and diagnostic imaging services. For more information, please visit tuality.org.
¡Salud! is a program of Tuality Healthcare and was created by a group of Oregon winery owners and Tuality Healthcare physicians to address the hurdles faced by seasonal workers who cannot meet their basic health needs with only a few months’ income to stretch over a full year.
The vast majority of field workers move from one crop to another. Their temporary status with each employer makes them ineligible for health coverage. Without insurance, these men and women and their families often do not seek professional healthcare until their problems become acute. Their knowledge of basic health education is poor, and they are overwhelmed by the maze of complex and confusing resources available in the medical system. ¡Salud!’s mission is to fill this gap.
The relationship between vintners and physicians, united in their mission to benefit this essential workforce, is unique to Oregon. No other state in the country has such an effective and far-reaching program to support the seasonal worker population. This progressive approach by the Oregon wine industry has enabled ¡Salud! to access workers at the worksite as well as to identify those who are truly seasonal. For more than 22 years, the program has been supported by ¡Salud! The Oregon Pinot Noir Auction and other generous donations. For more information, please visit saludauction.org.