News Releases


Medicare Program May 3

University Hospitals Samaritan Medical Center welcomes the Ohio Department of Insurance/Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program for a free “Welcome to Medicare Event.” The program, specific to those who are new to Medicare or those soon eligible for Medicare, will be held at UH Samaritan on Main Wednesday, May 3 at 6 p.m. Although this program is free, please register by calling 419-207-7874.

UH Samaritan Offers Free Tobacco Cessation Program

University Hospitals Samaritan Medical Center is offering free tobacco cessation sessions for smokers and people who chew, as well as free community group sessions. The next eight-week Freedom From Smoking community session begins May 3 and runs through June 14. Call 419-207-2303 to sign up for the one-on-one sessions or the Freedom From Smoking community session.

Occupational Health Wins Chamber Award

University Hospitals Samaritan Medical Center's Occupational Health was named the 2017 Health and Medical Services Organization of the Year by the Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce. After receiving a nomination for the award from the community at large, UH Samaritan Occupational Health was selected based on the following criteria: business performance and standing; customer service strategies and practices; community involvement; promotion of Ashland County and surrounding areas.

Veterans in Crisis Seminar; Free Clock and Contact Hours

Join clinical psychologist and retired Army Colonel Dr. Kathy Platoni for two free seminars for first responders, health care providers, emergency and crisis workers, and mental health professionals. Two clock hours will be provided to counselors and social workers and two contact hours for nursing for each session attended.

Scholastic Awards; Applications Due 4/21

The Board of Directors of Samaritan Hospital Foundation is pleased to again offer scholastic awards to persons residing in Ashland County or UH Samaritan Medical Center employees or immediate family members. To be eligible, applicants must be currently enrolled or accepted in an accredited program in the areas of nursing, medical school or allied medical studies. Completed applications must be returned with appropriate grade transcripts by April 21, 2017 to the Samaritan Hospital Foundation at 663 East Main Street in Ashland, Ohio.