Community Locations

Samaritan Medical Center and its affiliates provide many healthcare related services throughout northern New York and Fort Drum region. All locations are listed below with complete contact information and services.

Medical Center:

Our main facility, a 294-bed community hospital serving Northern New York and Fort Drum. Featuring an emergency department, inpatient and outpatient services, surgical care center and administration functions.

830 Washington Street, Watertown, NY 13601


Urgent Care:

This facility provides fast, convenient care for the injuries and illnesses that do not need emergency room care. This facility is directly outside of the north gate at Fort Drum for ease of use for our military community.

LeRay Urgent Care
Offering Lab and X-ray Services

26908 Independence Way, Suite 101 Evans Mills, NY 13637


Open 7 Days a Week!
Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday and Sunday 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Closed on all major holidays (New Year's, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day,
Thanksgiving & Christmas)

Family Health Centers:

Providing convenient primary care services to the residents of several local communities.

Visit the Family Health Centers page for an interactive map of our locations.


p. 315-786-7300
f. 315-786-7315

Samaritan Medical Plaza
1575 Washington St.
Watertown, NY 13601

Open Monday through Friday

Family Practice

Frank Rhode, MD
Benjamin Rudd, MD
Ryan Tyler, MD
Marcus Knapp, PA
Susan Swatsworty, PA-C
Jennifer Alberry, NP
Ann Fons, NP
Anne Hall, NP
Bonnie Servage, NP


Rachel Lewis, MD

Infectious Disease

Marylene Duah, MD



p. 315-232-4400
f. 315-232-4455

10881 NYS Route 11
Adams, NY 13605

Open Monday through Thursday


Joseph Wetterhahn, MD
Maria Alicea, PA
Regina Wetterhahn, PA


Cape Vincent

p. 315-654-2530
f. 315-654-2832

782 East Broadway
Cape Vincent, NY 13618

Open Monday - Thursday


Sarah Lanagan, NP



p. 315-686-2094
f. 315-686-2821

Offering Lab and X-ray Services
909 Strawberry Lane
Clayton, NY 13624

Open Monday through Friday


Stephen Grybowski, MD
Aaron Huizenga, DO
John Jepma, DO
Sonja Pierce, FNP
Jack Rush, MD
Sharen Yaworski, FNP


p. 315-387-3400
f. 315-387-3246

3 DeMott St.
Lacona, NY 13803


Heather Emanuel, PA-C


p. 315-629-4525
f. 315-629-5751

Offering Lab, X-ray, Ultrasound, Mammography and Bone Density testing
26908 Independence Way, Suite 101
Evans Mills, NY 13637

Open Monday through Friday


James Anderson, PA
Maryellen Blevins, PA
Alexandra Davies, PA
Caleb Richter, PA
Aaron Robertshaw, PA
Christine Buckley, NP
Erin Kolb, NP

Sackets Harbor

p. 315-646-7119

F. 315-646-7127

105 Barracks Drive
Sackets Harbor, NY 13685

Open Monday, Wednesday - Friday


Debbie Elliott, FNP

Long Term Care:

Samaritan will soon offer 560 beds in long term care – the Samaritan Keep Nursing Home features 272 beds with specialty units in Dementia Care. The new Samaritan Summit Village will open in March 2013 and will have 168 skilled nursing beds and 120 assisted living beds.

Samaritan Keep Nursing Home

Skilled Nursing Facility

133 Pratt St. Watertown, NY 13601


Samaritan Summit Village  

Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing Facility

22691 Campus Drive Watertown, NY 13601


Directions:*please note that service like Google Maps and Yahoo might not send you to the right location because our road and facility are so new.

From Route 81 North or South– take exit 44 towards Watertown Center and head towards Watertown. At the end of 232, take a left onto Route 11/Outer Washington St. Take right turn onto Summit Drive. Take left on to Campus Drive follow road to the location.

From within the Watertown city limits– go to Washington Street, and head out of city to Outer Washington Street.Go pass the High School and several complexes until you reach Summit Drive. Take a left on to Summit Drive. Then take a left on to Campus Drive and follow the road up to Summit Village.

Behavioral Health:

Providing outpatient mental health services to patients and the military population. Inpatient mental health is provided at the main Medical Center.

Outpatient Mental Health 

Samaritan Medical Plaza

1575 Washington St., Suite A Watertown, NY 13601


f. 315-779-5028

Outpatient Addiction Services

Samaritan Medical Plaza

1575 Washington St. Watertown, NY 13601


f. 315-779-6678

Dermatology and Plastic Surgery:

Samaritan Medical Plaza

1575 Washington St. Watertown, NY 13601


Infectious Disease:

Samaritan Medical Plaza

1575 Washington St., Door B Watertown, NY 13601


Women’s Health Services:

OB/GYN services: 

A Woman’s Perspective

Washington Summit - Outer Washington St.

22567 Summit Drive Watertown, NY 13601
Bldg II, Suite C


Woman to Woman

Samaritan Medical Plaza 

1575 Washington St., Door C Watertown, NY 13601



Samaritan Urology Center

Washington Summit

19324 US Route 11 Watertown, NY 13601


Community Lab and Imaging Services:

These sites provide access to no-appointment needed imaging and lab services.

Coffeen St. Lab & X-ray Lab Center
(same location as the Watertown Urgent Care)

1213 Coffeen St. Watertown, NY 13601 


Thurs./Sat./Sun. • 8:00 am – 5:30 pm

Outpatient Testing Services
Samaritan Medical Center Registration Area

830 Washington St. Watertown, NY 13601 

(315) 779-5231

Hours: Monday – Friday • 6:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday • 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Patient Service Center
Lab Tests Only

1571 Washington St. Suite 102 Watertown, NY 13601 


Hours: Monday – Friday • 7:30 am – 4:30 pm
(closed from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm)

Washington Summit Imaging & Lab Center
X-ray and Lab Testing

19324 US Route 11, Building 2 Watertown, NY 13601  


Hours: Monday – Friday • 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
(closed from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm)

Community Service Plan

Samaritan is pleased to provide our stakeholders our Community Service Plan*.

Download the 2014-2016 Community Service Plan here.  You must have Adode Reader to view the report.

*This plan fulfills the requirements of a new federal statute established within the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) requiring that non-profit hospitals develop a three-year action plan to address community health needs as identified in a current Community Health Assessment (see addendum: Community Health Assessment 2013: Tri-County Region). The plan, which was developed with project management and consultation by Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization, included extensive input from the patient-centered leadership team at Samaritan Medical Center.

Community Involvement

Samaritan's 2,000+ employees and physicians give generously of their time and talent to ensure that the community remains strong and vibrant for generations to come. This is demonstrated through the countless hours and dollars that the Samaritan people give back through volunteering in church groups, Boy/Girl Scout Clubs, service clubs, and several not-for-profit agencies.

Additionally, Samaritan is committed to supporting organizations and causes, which strengthen our local community and contribute to the health and well-being of our citizens. Below are some of those organizations and photos of our staff making a difference.

American Heart Association
American Cancer Society
Alzheimer's Association
Watertown Urban Mission
Volunteer Transportation Center of Jefferson County
AIDS Community Resources
Victims' Assistance Center of Jefferson County
United Way of Northern New York
Jefferson Leadership Institute
Kinney Drug Foundation
Children's Miracle Network
Hospice of Jefferson County
Children's Home of Jefferson County
North Country Children's Clinic
North Country Community Cup
North Country Festival of Trees

Awards and Membership

Samaritan Medical Center and its affiliates are proud to support local, state and national organizations and groups. Additionally, staff and physicians work diligently to achieve recognition, certification and accreditation by well-respected professional organizations, many of which require rigorous surveys and inspections in order to accomplish these achievements.

Professional Accreditations/Certifications

The Joint Commission

American College of Radiology (Mammography, MRI, Ultrasound)

Blue Cross Blue Shield – Blue Distinction Plus Awards for Total Hip and Knee Replacement

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) - Patient Centered Medical Home Level III status was awarded to the LeRay Family Practice, Plaza Family Practice, Lacona Family Practice, and Clayton Family Practice

New York State Department of Health

American Association of Blood Banks (AABB)

Samaritan Medical Center and the office of Graduate Medical Education (GME) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Counsel for Continuing Medical Education (CCME) as a Category 1 CME Sponsor.


American Hospital Association

Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS)

Iroquois Healthcare Alliance – Central New York Region

Leading Age

American Society for Healthcare Risk Management - Membership group of the American Hospital Association (AHA) focusing on developing and implementing safe and effective patient care practices, the preservation of financial resources and the maintenance of safe working environments. Member since 2011.

Association for Healthcare Risk Management of New York – Committed to healthcare risk management and patient safety in New York. Member since 2012.

ECRI Institute - ECRI Institute is an independent, nonprofit organization that researches the best approaches to improving the safety, quality, and cost-effectiveness of patient care.

Association of Healthcare Philanthropy

Greater Watertown-North Country Chamber of Commerce

Northern New York-Fort Drum Chapter, Association of the United States Army (AUSA)

Fort Drum Regional Liaison Organization


Children's Miracle Network

Boards of Trustees

Samaritan Medical Center and each of its affiliates is governed by separate Boards of Trustees. As a not-for-profit healthcare institution, these volunteer Boards establish the overall vision and strategy for the organizations' future growth.

Our Board of Trustees are:
Samaritan Medical Center
Samaritan Summit Village
Samaritan Keep Home
Samaritan Medical Center Foundation of Northern New York, Inc.
Samaritan Auxiliary

Samaritan Medical Center

The Reverend Dr. Fred Garry - Chair
Thomas Carman – President and CEO
Melanie Parker-Geurtsen - Vice Chair
Jan Turcotte, MD - Secretary
Alfred Calligaris - Finance Committee Chair
Paul Kraeger - Treasurer
Lisa Weber - Immediated Past Chair

Maria Alicea
Paul Carr
Mary Wardwell Donahue
Marie Hess
Michael Kaskan
Robert Kimball, MD
Al Maloney, MD
COL Matthew Mattner
Ronald Perciaccante, MD
Mary Perrine
Catherine Quencer
David Rechlin, DO
Kerry Roberge
Robert Seamon
Walter Todd
Joan Treadwell-Woods
LaVerne VanDeWall, DO
Martin Yenawine

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Samaritan Summit Village

Joan Treadwell-Woods – Chair
Thomas Carman – President and CEO
Addison Vars, III – Vice Chair
Donald Rickett – Secretary
Paul Kraeger – Treasurer
Barbara Morrow – Administrator, Skilled Nursing
Wendy Goetz – Administrator, Assisted Living

Collene Alexander
Mary Wardwell Donahue
Carolyn Fitzpatrick
Anthony Joseph
Collins Kellogg, Jr., MD
Marcie Marcolini
Barry Ormsby
Daniel Villa
Peter Walton
Linda Yenawine

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Samaritan Keep Home

Kerry Roberge - President
Thomas Carman – President and CEO
Kevin Kieff – Vice President
Laurel Pike – Secretary
Paul Kraeger – Treasurer
Peter Walton – Immediate Past President
Anthony Joseph – Administrator

Maria Alicea
Martin Clement
Bruce Dines, DMD
The Reverend Dr. Fred Garry
Jayn Graves
Samuel Purington
Catherine Quencer
Donald Rickett
Jill Spielmann
Joan Treadwell-Woods

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Samaritan Medical Center Foundation of Northern New York, Inc.

Marty Yenawine – Chair
Joan Treadwell-Woods – Vice Chair
Catherine Quencer – Second Vice Chair
Steven Pierce – Secretary
John Wheeler – Treasurer
Lisa Weber - Immediate Past Chair
Elizabeth Fipps – VP, Foundation and Community Services

Kim Allen
Darrel Aubertine
Pamela Beyor
Richard Brooks
Thomas Carman – Samaritan Medical Center President and CEO (Ex-officio)
Franklin D. Cean
Daniel S. DeBlasio, MD
Mary Wardwell Donahue
Karl J. Komar, MD
Kimberly LaClair
Corry Lawler
Maureen K. Lundy-Way
Michael Miller
Charles J. Moehs, MD
M. Andrew Short
James Spencer
Patricia I. Tague
Lauran Throop
Addison F. Vars, III
T. Urling Walker
Barbara Webber

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Samaritan Auxiliary

Maria Alicea – President
Christine Cisco – Vice President
Marcie Marcolini – Secretary
Maryann Rondon – Treasurer
Wendy Grimm - Assistant Treasurer
Renee Waterbury – Immediate Past President

Irene Carman
Shawna Cutuli
Erika Flint
Rachel Holmes
Joanne Rhode

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Under the governance of its Board of Trustees, Samaritan Medical Center's administrative team carries forth the strategy and vision for the entire organization. Collectively, the team brings over 100 years of management and leadership experience to the organization.

The team is led by Thomas H. Carman, who has been Samaritan's President and Chief Executive Officer since April 2004. Under Mr. Carman's leadership, the team has positioned Samaritan to fulfill its mission of providing high quality, comprehensive, safe, and compassionate healthcare to the civilian and military community.

Thomas H. Carman, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Paul A. Kraeger, Senior Vice President, Special Projects
Mary Whalen, Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Kim Thibert, Vice President, Patient Care Services & Chief Nursing Officer (CNO)
Beth Fipps, Vice President, Foundation and Community Services
Anthony Joseph, Vice President, Long-Term Care Services
Tom Shatraw, Vice President, Human Resources
M. Andrew Short, Vice President, Information Services (Chief Information Officer)
Mario Victoria, MD, Vice President, Medical Affairs (Chief Medical Officer)
Barbara Morrow, Assistant Vice President, Compliance/Chief Compliance Officer
Chris Bastien, Assistant Vice President, Support Services
Randy Fipps, Assistant Vice President, Operations
Sean Mills, Assistant Vice President, Fiscal Services/Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Our Story and Mission

Samaritan Medical Center (Watertown, New York) is a 294-bed not-for-profit community medical center, offering a full spectrum of inpatient and outpatient healthcare services. From primary and emergency care to highly specialized medical and surgical services, such as cancer treatment, neonatal intensive care, behavioral health and addiction services, and imaging services, Samaritan Medical Center and its team of healthcare professionals proudly serves the medical needs of our civilian and military community. Quality, compassion, and safety are the basic principles by which exceptional care is delivered at Samaritan.

In addition to the inpatient and outpatient services available at the main hospital and numerous community clinics and satellite testing centers, Samaritan is recognized as the leader in serving the community's long-term care needs. Samaritan Keep Home, a 272-bed long-term care facility and Samaritan Summit Village a 288-bed long-term care facility with skilled nursing and assisted living services, have established an exceptional reputation for caring for the senior population in northern New York. 

Over 180 physicians in 40 different specialties work together with the 2,000+ employees at Samaritan Medical Center to offer a full spectrum of diagnostic and treatment services for people of all ages. We invite you to explore Samaritan's commitment to serving the healthcare needs of our civilian and military community, as well as our promise to you: to be here whenever and wherever you need us, and to do so with exceptional care and compassion that you and your family deserve.

Over 100 Years of Caring – The Evolution of a Community Hospital

"I wish to say that I am thoroughly identified with the hospital movement, believe it to be merciful, feasible, promotive of the physical and moral welfare of the city."
—R.A. Olin, Hospital Board of Trustees, 1881

These words were written over 100 years ago in defense of opening The House of the Good Samaritan in a residential Watertown neighborhood. But they are just as pertinent today. In fact, the hospital's humble beginnings and its unwavering mission to provide compassionate care without discrimination has made Samaritan Medical Center a successful community medical center.

When The House of the Good Samaritan opened in 1881, doctors still made house calls for everything from the common cold to major surgery. However the founders of The House of the Good Samaritan were concerned that people without sufficient means would suffer under this system. When Reverends Russell A. Olin of Trinity Church and Albert Danger of Grace Church and five of their laymen met on June 13, 1881, charity alone was on their mind. The incorporation papers propose that the new House of the Good Samaritan will "furnish medical treatment and hospital accommodation for the sick and disabled and especially for the indigent persons." In an article in the Watertown Daily Times, they note that "attendance will be given free by both Allopathic and Homeopathic schools" and that it is their mission to "foster a work of the highest charity."

In 1881, the trustees leased a house on the corner of TenEyck and Holcomb Streets from Thomas Breen, much to the dismay of the surrounding residents who feared the establishment of a hospital in their neighborhood would adversely affect property values. With a total of five beds, the hospital was able to treat a total of 33 patients that first year. However, only five of those patients were able to pay for the care they received, so donors and trustees provided additional funding for treatment. The total cost of operations for the entire year was $1,596.

Though trustees and supporters of The House of the Good Samaritan at first made it their mission to provide health services to the poor, little by little in-hospital care became a mainstay for the rest of the population as well. With medical advances and the addition of professionally trained medical staff, more and more Watertown area residents opted to leave their homes for medical care. This trend confirmed the predictions of hospital founders who believed that eventually The House of the Good Samaritan would provide "... ample opportunity to confer blessings, and perhaps save lives otherwise lost through neglect, when its advantages come to be fully appreciated and applied."

Throughout its history, Samaritan has maintained a strong connection to the community that founded it. The people of Watertown and the surrounding areas have given their time and support selflessly to ensure the hospital's continued success. In return, Samaritan has dedicated itself to its ongoing mission of providing high quality, comprehensive, safe, and compassionate healthcare services to meet the needs of the civilian and military community.

Today, Samaritan has evolved into a 294-bed community medical center serving Jefferson, Lewis, and St. Lawrence counties. We celebrate both our history and our tradition of caring, as a testimony to the individual and collective dedication of so many people, including our staff, physicians, volunteers, and all residents of this community. We can rest assure that Samaritan's future will be as vibrant as its past, and that its values of honesty, empathy, accountability, respect and trust will continue to be just as heartfelt as they were when the hospital first opened its doors in 1881.

Our Mission

Samaritan shall provide high quality, comprehensive, safe, and compassionate healthcare services to meet the needs of our civilian and military community.

Our Vision

Samaritan will be recognized, foremost, as the preferred provider of Inpatient, Outpatient, Emergency, and Long-Term Care services in Jefferson County. Additionally, our health system will enhance selected specialty services to meet the needs of the North Country. 

Our Values

In order to succeed as a team, in meeting the healthcare needs of those we serve, Samaritan is committed to:


Learn more about the Samaritan Experience we strive to deliver to every patient, every time.