UH Samaritan To Host Day Of Remembrance And Resilience


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University Hospitals Samaritan Medical Center is hosting a Day of Remembrance & Resilience on June 27 at 7:00pm to remember those who lost their lives to COVID-19. The date marks the second anniversary of the first recorded death from COVID-19 in Ashland County in 2020. The event will also uplift those who have recovered from the virus and honor first responders and essential workers who helped their communities during the pandemic. The agenda is as follows:

               7:00p    Welcome – Sylvia Radziszewski, COO, UH Samaritan Medical Center

               7:05p    Mayor Matt Miller

               7:15p    Pastor Eric Able

               7:20p    Rebekah Smith, Music Therapist, Scars in Heaven

               7:25p    Candle lighting

               7:30p    Rebekah Smith, Music Therapist, Amazing Grace

               7:35p    Close

The ceremony will take place in the West Parking lot of the hospital (1025 Center Street) – look for the white tent. Please park in the Dale Roy parking lot (1256 Center Street). Only handicapped individuals will be permitted to park in the main hospital parking lot to ensure our patients’ visitors and families have adequate parking. Please do not park on surrounding streets as those spaces will be reserved for EMS, fire and law enforcement.

In all 218 Ashland county residents have lost their lives to COVID-19 and there have been more than 12,165 (and counting) cases. Please invite your family and friends!


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