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Northern New York Community Foundation Supports Healing Power of Progress Campaign

August 20, 2019

The Samaritan Medical Center Foundation of Northern New York is pleased to announce that it has received a $150,000 grant from the Northern New York Community Foundation to support the Walker Center for Cancer Care and the Center for Women...

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Circle of Hope Cancer Awareness Dinner

August 16, 2019

Join Samaritan Medical Center's Circle of Hope Cancer Committee at their annual Cancer Awareness Dinner Wednesday, September 25, 2019Hilton Garden Inn1290 Arsenal Street, Watertown Door open and Vendors start at 4:30pmProgram begins at 6:00pm The Circle of Hope in conjunction...

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Samaritan Medical Center Receives Recognition for Newborn Baby Hepatitis B Vaccination Rates

August 14, 2019

The Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) recognized Samaritan’s Center for Women and Children for its noteworthy dedication to patient safety by adhering to their established policy to administer the first dose of hepatitis B vaccine to newborns prior to hospital discharge,...

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Samaritan Welcomes New Chief Financial Officer

August 7, 2019

Watertown, New York --- Samaritan is pleased to welcome Maxine A. Briggs, Chief Financial Officer (CFO), to Samaritan’s administration and senior leadership team. Briggs brings over 13 years of healthcare experience and 24 years of accounting knowledge to the position....

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Become a Festival of Trees Decorator

August 6, 2019

2019 Theme: White Christmas A North Country Festival of Trees highlights the spirit of the season with four days of activities for the entire family, with over 50 trees and wreaths decorated to create a magically festive setting. As a...

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Samaritan Welcomes Three New Physicians

August 2, 2019

Samaritan Medical Center is pleased to welcome Sima Banerjee, MD, Holden Heitner, MD and Jason Lulejian, DO to our hospital medical staff. Sima Banerjee, MD, is our new Director of Interventional Radiology & Interventional Oncology. Interventional radiology is a medical...

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Ameritas® Awards Grant to Samaritan’s Walker Center for Cancer Care

June 19, 2019

The Samaritan Medical Center Foundation of Northern New York is pleased to announce a donation to the Walker Center for Cancer Care from Ameritas® through Watertown native, Kim G. Allen, managing partner of United Professional Advisors, LLC and co-founder of...

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SMC Hosting Certified Lactation Course in July

June 6, 2019

Join us as we host a nationally accredited trainer to our region and educate interested community members in becoming a Certified Lactation Counselor. This certification is highly sought after and important to many healthcare agencies across New York State, as...

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Nurse Practitioner Scholarships Applications Available

May 28, 2019

Watertown, New York --- Applications are now being accepted for the 2nd Annual Susan Peters Nursing Scholarship. A retired nurse from Samaritan Medical Center has established a scholarship through the Samaritan Medical Center Foundation for Registered Nurses (RNs) looking to...

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SMC Hosts Drug Take-Back Event

May 28, 2019

Samaritan Medical Center (SMC) is hosting a community “Shed the Meds” Drug Take-Back event on Tuesday, June 4th. While prescription drugs are a necessity for people, many homes have medicine cabinets full of prescriptions that are expired or no longer...

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Eight Samaritan Nurses Receive Recognition Awards

May 14, 2019

Event Celebrates National Nurses’ Week Watertown, New York ----- As part of its National Nurses’ Week celebration activities, Samaritan Medical Center and its Medical Staff hosted a reception and award presentation on Thursday, May 9th to recognize outstanding achievements by...

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Thousand Islands Golf Classic

May 5, 2019

June 6th & 7th Edgewood Resort, Alexandria Bay, NY & Thousand Islands Country Club, Wellesley Island, NY To Benefit Healthcare in the North Country Please join us for the 22nd Annual Thousand Islands Golf Classic! This year, a portion of...

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Samaritan Medical Plaza Location Closed Today (5/2/19)

May 2, 2019

The Samaritan Medical Plaza building, located at 1575 Washington Street in Watertown, has encountered a water main break and will be closing all offices located here for the remainder of the day. All offices will be open tomorrow (Friday, May...

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Samaritan Experiencing Phone & Data Outage

May 1, 2019

Samaritan is experiencing a major phone and data outage that is limiting inbound and outbound phone calls and data connection outside of the facilities.  We are working diligently with our local vendor to restore use and repair the issue. The outage is...

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Samaritan Appoints New Vice President for Post-Acute Services

April 18, 2019

Samaritan Health is pleased to announce the appointment of Robert J. Baranello as the Vice President of Post-Acute Care Services.  This position is responsible for oversight of all the Post-Acute Care Services including Samaritan Keep Home, Samaritan Summit Village and...

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7th Annual Physician Recognition Dinner

April 5, 2019

SAMARITAN HOSTS 7th ANNUAL DINNER TO RECOGNIZE PHYSICIANS Dr. LaVerne VanDeWall to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award Watertown, New York ----- Samaritan Medical Center will be hosting its seventh annual Physician Recognition Dinner on Thursday, April 4, 2019. This event, supported...

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SMC and Humana Reach Agreement

April 5, 2019

SAMARITAN MEDICAL CENTER AND HUMANA REACH AGREEMENT ON A NEW CONTRACT FOR FORT DRUM MEDICAL COMMAND (MEDDAC) Watertown, N.Y., Feb. 13, 2019 – Samaritan Medical Center and Humana today announced they have reached an agreement on a new contract that...

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New Director of Communications and PR

April 5, 2019

Samaritan Announces New Director of Communication & Public Relations Watertown, NY --- Samaritan Medical Center is pleased to announce the appointment of the new Director of Communication & Public Relations, Leslie M. DiStefano of Watertown. As Director of Communication &...

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Visitors: Please Stay Home if Sick

April 5, 2019

Samaritan Medical Center Urges Visitors to Not Visit if They Have Signs of Illness With a significant increase in Influenza (flu) and Norovirus (stomach flu) in our community, Samaritan Medical Center and all of its facilities are urging visitors and...

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Teens For Miracles Fashion Show

January 16, 2019

MODELING SEARCH: TEEN MODELS NEEDED FOR FASHION SHOW TO BENEFIT CHILDREN’S MIRACLE NETWORK WATERTOWN, NY – Is a prom in your future? Or maybe you’re attending another formal occasion and are looking for just the right dress or tuxedo. The...

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Parking Garage Availability

December 14, 2018

On Saturday, October 15th and Sunday, October 16th, a crew will be on-site to seal/stripe the ramp up to the 3rd level as well as the 3rd level deck. The following weekend (October 22nd and 23rd) they will do the...

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Become a TI Golf Classic Sponsor

December 14, 2018

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FREE Hernia Screening

December 14, 2018

FREE Hernia ScreeningSaturday, December 9th • 11am - 2pmSamaritan Medical Center Surgery PracticeCall 315-755-3083 to register today!Join us to see our robotic-guided technology first hand!You can even take it for a “test-drive.”Space is limited and registration is recommended.Did you know...

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Healthy Kitchens, Healthy Lives

December 14, 2018

Learn about Healthy and Tasteful Cooking at the Adams Family Health Clinic! Join Joseph Wetterhahn, MD, Regina Wetterhahn, PA and Teresa Intorcia, RD CDE for hands-on meal prep, educational sessions and tastings April 11th Bringing International Flavors Into Your Cooking/Great...

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Samaritan Adds Breakthrough MRI System

December 14, 2018

Fast scans. Exceptional comfort. Unmatched quality.Has your doctor ever recommended that you get an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) exam? Or are you simply curious about this safe imaging test?There’s no better place to schedule an MRI exam than Samaritan Medical...

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The Susan Peters Nursing Scholarship

December 14, 2018

The Susan Peters Nursing Scholarship was established to assist with the education costs for a Registered Nurse (RN) who is continuing his or her education, and specifically pursuing a Nurse Practitioner degree. The scholarship will award two (2) scholarships in...

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Festival of Trees

December 14, 2018

A North Country Festival of Trees is a celebration of the Holiday season! This unique festival highlights the spirit of the season with activities throughout the weekend for the entire family. A Gala, featuring a live auction, dinner, and music.  Read more

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North Country Festival of Trees Ramps Up for Holiday Season

November 13, 2018

New this year: public viewing and children’s events open Thursday, November 29th partnering with the City of Watertown and Downtown Business Association’s Christmas Parade and Tree LightingWatertown, New York ----- The holiday season kicks off with the much-anticipated annual North...

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Shine a Light on Lung Cancer November 8th

November 8, 2018

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. According to the Lung Cancer Alliance, lung cancer is the leading cancer death in men and women in every ethnic group in the United States and takes more lives than breast, prostate and colon...

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Saturday Mammogram Hours

October 14, 2018

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Samaritan is offering extended hours for our mammogram servicesCall (315) 779-5200 to schedule your appointment today!Please note that you must have an order from your doctor to make an appointmentSaturday Hours in October...

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Physician Recognition Dinner

April 10, 2018

You are cordially invited to join us as we celebrate Samaritan physicians!Our guest of honor will be Dr. Al Maloney, the recipient of the sixth annual Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his 26 years of dedication to Samaritan Medical...

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SMC Nursing Open House

March 28, 2018

March 28th, 4:00pm - 6:00pmSamaritan Medical CenterConference Rooms 2A & 2BAt Samaritan, everyone's job is critical to the successful care of our patients and residents. We invite you to learn more about a career as an RN, LPN, NA or...

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SMC on Diversion

July 5, 2017

July 5, 2017PLEASE NOTE: Samaritan Medical Center is on ambulance diversion. This by no means indicates that we are closed - WE ARE ACCEPTING PATIENTS. Diversion is simply a request for ambulance services to consider transporting patients to another hospital,...

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One Night – One Diamond 2018 Sponsors

April 12, 1990

Presenting Sponsors: Diamond donated by: Media Sponsors: Diamond Sponsors: Emerald Sponsors: Robert Kimball, MD & Beth A. Linderman Michael Mason Custom Builder Mr. & Mrs. T. Urling Walker Ruby Sponsors:Advanced Business SystemsBella Bridal and Tuxedo Junction Car-Freshner CorporationTom & Irene...

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