News Releases


The Dangerous Effects of Sugar

University Hospitals Samaritan Medical Center’s dietetic technician Amy Frese will present “All About Sugar and its Effects on the Body,” Monday, October 9 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. The program, which is free and open to the public, will be held at UH Samaritan on Main, 663 East Main Street. This program is part of UH Samaritan’s popular Community Education series. Please register for this program by calling 419-207-2563.

Public Invited to Meet New Doctors

University Hospitals Samaritan Medical Center is hosting a public open house on Thursday, September 28 from 6:30 – 8 p.m. at the Hospital’s Birthing and Women’s Unit, located on the 4th floor. New UH Samaritan physicians Dr. Brett Adair and Dr. Anthony Tizzano will join Dr. James Allman and Dr. Roopa Meda to greet the public.

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.