In 1881, we began caring for our neighbors as the House of the Good Samaritan in a home with five beds. Today, Samaritan Health is a comprehensive not-for-profit health system. And as we’ve grown to meet the changing needs of our region, we’ve held fast to our community roots.
At Samaritan, we’ve invested in the best medical talent, facilities and equipment to offer a full continuum of care close to home. That means our patients can spend more time healing and less time traveling out of the area for the care they need.
As the largest hospital and the largest private employer in the region, the health of our community is our priority – in fact, it’s our mission. That’s why Samaritan invests time and resources to support local non-profit organizations and events. It’s also why our people lend a hand to little league teams, churches and fundraisers—all to help Northern New York thrive.
January 20, 2020
Samaritan Medical Center Commits to Safe Sleep for Infants
Samaritan Medical Center is doing its part to ensure safe sleep for all infants. When an infant is born at Samaritan, staff at our Car-Freshner Center for Women and Children will educate and demonstrate to families the importance of safe…
January 16, 2020
Samaritan Medical Center Earns Blue Distinction® Center Designation for Quality in Spine Surgery
WATERTOWN, NY – Excellus BlueCross BlueShield has selected Samaritan Medical Center as a Blue Distinction Center for Spine Surgery, as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated healthcare facilities shown to deliver improved…
Brain Injury Support Group
Adult Day Health Care Room, Samaritan Keep Home, 133 Pratt Street, Watertown
February 5th Class – Topic: Resource Sharing and Brain Training Apps A properly working brain sustains life. It keeps our heart beating and helps us walk, talk, breathe, eat, remember, and solve problems. Acute brain injuries involve sudden damage to…
Breastfeeding Basics/Caring for New Families
Samaritan Conference Room 2B
Breastfeeding Basics Everyone needs help and support as a new breastfeeding parent! Learn about breastfeeding before your baby is born. The class is taught by a Registered Nurse and certified breastfeeding specialist. Learn about: Holding your baby skin-to-skin right after…
Prepared Childbirth Class
Samaritan Medical Center Conference Room 2nd Floor
What is labor exactly? How can I stay as comfortable as possible? Find out in this course designed to be taken near the seventh month of your pregnancy. Topics include: relaxation and pain control options for labor, how to stay…