Special Events

Each year the Samaritan Hospital Foundation sponsors fundraising events. Please click on the events listed below for more information and to register online.

May 2017

Evidence Collection: Process & Analysis
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 1:00pm

Free Contact Hours (4) for Nursing! Join Carol Gray (MSN, RN, CCRN, CEN, SANE-A) and Stacy Violi for this important presentation. Participants will gain knowledge in the process of forensic evidence collection as it pertains to sexual assault and ascertain the process of sexual assault care, evidence collection, accurate documentation, evidence analysis, what to do/what not to do, anonymous kits, what happens when DNA gets a hit and how to best serve and provide continuous care for the patient in a professional matter. Read More »

Breastfeeding Class
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 6:00pm

What are the benefits of breastfeeding? What are the challenges of breastfeeding, and what can you do to overcome these challenges? You will learn all of this, and more, with the complete support of our lactation team. Read More »

Welcome to Medicare
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 6:00pm

This program is specific to those who are new to Medicare or those soon eligible for Medicare. Participants will learn about: traditional Medicare; Medicare Advantage Plans; supplemental insurance policies; Medicare Part D; prescription benefits; Medicare Savings Plans and Low Income Subsidy (LIS) for financial assistance needs; and important Medicare timeframes. Please call 419-207-7874 to register for this free program. Read More »

Sibling Class
Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 6:00pm

This class introduces big brothers and sisters to the changes they can expect when their sibling is born. Recommended ages are two to 10 years old. Children will have an opportunity to view the nursery and maternity areas. Read More »

Blood Drive
Friday, May 5, 2017 - 1:00pm

To participate in an American Red Cross Blood Drive, you must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in overall good health. Please bring a valid photo ID and a list of all current medications with you when donating blood, which you can do every 56 days. Appointments are strongly recommended. Please call 419-207-2540 to make an appointment. Read More »

Telemedicine Visit
Monday, May 8, 2017 - 6:30pm

Telemedicine is an increasingly popular option that features two-way, real time videoconferencing between a patient and a medical specialist at a distant site. Through telemedicine, patients and their loved ones are able to avoid the stress, cost and inconvenience associated with travel to a major city. Join Dr. James Mooney to see a live demonstration of how UH Samaritan uses this technology to offer local appointments with specialists in larger cities. Read More »

New Non-Smokers Support Group
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 6:00pm

Anyone who recently quit smoking or chewing tobacco is welcome to attend these free meetings, held the second Tuesday of every month. The informal group setting provides a relaxed environment to share concerns and experiences for ongoing help, advice and support. For more information, please call 419-207-2528. Read More »

Childbirth Preparation Class
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 6:00pm

Certified childbirth educators will cover: signs and stages of labor; relaxation and breathing techniques; pain management and epidural anesthesia; postpartum and newborn care; and car seat safety. Also included is a tour of the Birthing and Women's Unit. Read More »

Cardiac Support Group
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 6:30pm

Learn more about "Sleep Related Issues and Treatment Options" at this free support group. Anyone with a cardiac condition is encouraged to attend, as quality of life is directly affected by lifestyle choices such as healthy eating habits, knowledge, and awareness. Please call 419-289-0491, ext. 3435 for more information about the Cardiac Support Group. Read More »

PALS Renewal
Friday, May 12, 2017 - 12:00pm

Recommended for RN's, Physicians, EMT's, CPS, Pharmacy. Read More »

Basic Life Support
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 2:00pm

The goal of this program is to train and/or retrain staff in Basic Life Support techniques. Certification in BLS is required for all clinical employees and is also required before attending ACLS or PALS classes. Read More »

Childbirth Preparation Class
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 6:00pm

Certified childbirth educators will cover: signs and stages of labor; relaxation and breathing techniques; pain management and epidural anesthesia; postpartum and newborn care; and car seat safety. Also included is a tour of the Birthing and Women's Unit. Read More »

Basic Life Support
Friday, May 19, 2017 - 2:00pm

The goal of this program is to train and/or retrain staff in Basic Life Support techniques. Certification in BLS is required for all clinical employees and is also required before attending ACLS or PALS classes. Read More »

Childbirth Preparation Class
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 6:00pm

Certified childbirth educators will cover: signs and stages of labor; relaxation and breathing techniques; pain management and epidural anesthesia; postpartum and newborn care; and car seat safety. Also included is a tour of the Birthing and Women's Unit. Read More »

Diabetes Support Group
Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 7:00pm

This support group is free and open to both diabetics and their loved ones. May's meeting will focus on "What's New in Diabetes?" The Diabetes Support Group meets the third Thursday of every month, with the exception of June, July and August. Please call 419-289-0491, ext. 2551 for more information. Read More »

Childbirth Preparation Class
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 6:00pm

Certified childbirth educators will cover: signs and stages of labor; relaxation and breathing techniques; pain management and epidural anesthesia; postpartum and newborn care; and car seat safety. Also included is a tour of the Birthing and Women's Unit. Read More »