UH Samaritan Medical Center

1025 Center Street
Ashland, OH 44805


About Us:

In 1912, an ordinary Sunday School lesson anchored the pivotal foundation of an extraordinary gift that provides continuous blessings to the City of Ashland nearly 100 years later. On that historical day, local philanthropists Jesse Lewis (J.L.) and Mary Clark embraced the love and compassion inherent in the story of the Good Samaritan, and vowed to build "a hospital where no sick person would ever be refused care." In honor of its inception, the state-of-the-art facility was named Samaritan Hospital, and officially gifted to the City of Ashland.

Now known as Samaritan Regional Health System (SRHS), only by drawing strength from our roots have we been able to extend our branches. Our core commitment remains true to the vision of the Clark's, which is a daily blessing we never take for granted. Whether it's hospitality extended to patients and visitors, or gentle compassion demonstrated in our practice of medicine, our values of compassion and respect, integrity, and service excellence are as constant as our founder's.

"More than machinery, we need humanity. More than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities...all will be lost." - Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977)

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