I recently fell and bumped my head. I was taken to Samaritan Emergency room where "Dr. Sarah" put in three beautiful stitches. I was diagnosed with extremely low blood pressure caused by severe dehydration. I was sent up to the third floor for some 24-hour nursing care. I went from low blood pressure to "Stroke Area" blood pressure in 24 hours. My doctor ordered an injection in my I.V. and some additional care. Things got better and I was released after four days with a perfect 110/70.

I can't say enough about my doctors, nurses, aides and all the staff at Samaritan. I even got a visit from President Todd Harford, and a little later Chief Medical Officer Dr. Tim Kasprzak. They were both genuinely interested to know if there were anything good, bad or otherwise they should know about my care. My one response to both was "Top marks all around."

I came to this area in 1970 to play football at Ashland College. I've watched the hospital improve over nearly 50 years and I have to say the work University Hospitals has put into not only the facility but also the people top to bottom is impressive. If you find yourself in need of hospital services, give our own University Hospital Samaritan Medical Center a try, and tell em' "Double G" sent ya!

Gary Galleher

Perrysville