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Samaritan Home Care Receives Patient Satisfaction Award of Distinction

Samaritan Home Care has been named a national best practice agency, earning a Patient Satisfaction Award of Distinction from Fazzi Associates. This award is presented to home health organizations that have demonstrated superior performance in patient satisfaction in 2016.

Gift Shop Holiday Open House

The Gift Shop at University Hospitals Samaritan Medical Center is hosting a Holiday Open House, featuring 20% off all Christmas items. The sale is slated for Monday, November 13 – Wednesday, November 15. Monday hours are 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Tuesday and Wednesday hours are 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. All merchandise will be on display and available for sale in the Gift Shop. Many items are custom made pieces and are one-of-a kind. Shop early for the best selection!

Exercise for Older Adults Class

University Hospitals Samaritan Medical Center is hosting an “Exercise for Older Adults” series that focuses on health and exercise for older adults. Each class in the series will be held at UH Samaritan’s Rehabilitation facility, 2163 Claremont Avenue, at 6:30 p.m.

Personalized Medicare Reviews Offered

One-on-one appointments for Medicare recipients, or individuals applying for Medicare coverage in 2018, are available October 27 from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at UH Samaritan on Main, 663 East Main Street in Ashland. Volunteer counselors and Ohio Department of Insurance staff, trained in Medicare and the Medicare Part D Annual Coordinated Election of Benefits, will: evaluate Medicare recipient’s current drug plans; show recipient’s their choices of plans; help recipients change their plan for 2018, if they wish; assist recipient’s applying for Part D Low Income Subsidy Assistance; assist with Medicare Savings Plan application forms; and provide community resource information. In addition to the prescheduled appointments, a Medicare specialist from the Ohio Department of Insurance will share a group presentation, “Medicare Check Up Event: A Personalized Review,” at 10 a.m. on October 27. An in-depth question and answer session will follow the program, which is also held at UH Samaritan on Main. Although this event is free and open to the public, registration is required. To register, call 419-207-7874 or 800-257-9917, ext. 7874, leaving a name and phone number. Your call will be returned to confirm your attendance and to answer any questions.

UH Samaritan Donates Land to City for New Fire Station

University Hospitals Samaritan Medical Center donated 4.71 acres of land to the City of Ashland to build a second fire station. The Samaritan Hospital Foundation has pledged a $300,000 donation to purchase a fire truck for the new station.