Samaritan Hospital Foundation Provides UH Samaritan Medical Center $500,000 in Critical Support for the Fight Against COVID-19

April 12, 2020

Samaritan Hospital Foundation has awarded a $500,000 grant to UH Samaritan
Medical Center to help sustain the local community during the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis.
“The front line healthcare workers at UH Samaritan Medical Center are giving their utmost in caring
for the healthcare needs of our community during this COVID-19 crisis. It is crucial for us to show our
support for our local hospital and all their employees during this unprecedented time,” states Richard
Beal, President Samaritan Hospital Foundation.

“The Samaritan Hospital Foundation is a critical partner in the fight we have in front of us. The
foundation is focused on our community’s health and wellness, and has always been a significant
supporter of programs and services at the hospital through their financial support” said Todd Harford,
President of UH Samaritan. He added “These funds will be used to support caregivers, manage
hospital operations, support testing and access to testing for caregivers and the community as well as
help UH Samaritan meet vital needs for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)."

The UH COVID-19 Community Response Fund will help support the unanticipated, system-wide costs
of the COVID-19 health crisis, including extensive patient care, medical supplies and research as well
as providing for the protection, wellness and resilience of UH caregivers. In addition to Samaritan,
Elyria Medical Center, Parma Hospital and Portage Medical Center received grants. Collectively, UH
system hospital foundations contributed $2 million to University Hospitals to support the COVID-19
Community Response Funds.

“University Hospitals has a long-standing commitment to the health and well-being of our community,
a promise that we extended in recent years to more patients than ever with the health system’s regional
expansion,” said Thomas F. Zenty III, CEO, University Hospitals. “Today, that promise is more
important than ever and we are grateful to have the support of our community hospital foundations as
we face this pandemic together.”

Leading by example in Ashland, the Samaritan Hospital Foundation hopes the new grant inspires
others to join them in supporting UH Samaritan Medical Center and other local caregivers, responders
and providers.

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