T.J. Samson Community Hospital

1301 North Race Street
270-651-4444

Mission:

T.J. Samson Community Hospital will promote and provide for the health and well-being of those we serve. 

Vision:

As a regional health care provider, T.J. Samson Community Hospital takes pride in being good stewards of our available resources and utilizing them to anticipate and meet the health needs of the region by promoting health in our communities and delivering quality, appropriate and compassionate care.  

Values:

Service

Excellence

Resources

Value

Innovation

Compassionate care

Ethics 


Upcoming Events at T.J. Samson Community Hospital

Bereavement Support Group

Monday, Oct 21, 2019 from 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Health Pavilion
Glasgow, KY
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Bariatric Support Group Meeting

Monday, Oct 21, 2019 at 5:30pm
Health Pavilion
Glasgow, KY
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Bariatric Seminar Meeting

Monday, Nov 4, 2019 at 6:00pm
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Glasgow, KY
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Bereavement Support Group

Monday, Nov 18, 2019 from 2:00pm to 3:30pm
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Glasgow, KY
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Bariatric Support Group Meeting

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Top tips for safe grocery shopping

Making smart choices when you're shopping for food can help you prevent…

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Motion sickness: 9 tips to ease that queasy feeling

Many people get carsick, seasick or airsick while on vacation. Taking medicines and following some travel best practices may help you enjoy…

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A growing number of adults take dangerously high doses of vitamin D

High doses may raise your risk of falls, fractures and…

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3 ways to help keep your aging brain agile

Although the evidence isn't strong, a group of scientists points to three steps you can take that may help keep your…

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Lead levels in baby teeth linked to autism

Exposure to toxic metals just before and after birth may raise the risk…

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The ban on antimicrobial chemicals didn't go far enough

International scientists and medical professionals say most antimicrobial chemicals don't prevent infections and may actually harm people and…

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Healthy habits can lower blood pressure in African Americans

Even making a few lifestyle changes can make…

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Many people fail the sunscreen test

Sunscreen can help protect your skin from cancer. But only if you use…

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See someone in trouble? Don't wait to start CPR

A drowning person is more likely to recover if you start CPR before…

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Overdoses of a common diarrhea drug are on the rise among opioid users

Some people who use opioids are getting high, and even dying, from taking massive amounts of an…

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Yoga can help ease low-back pain, study finds

Yoga can ease back pain, improve function and reduce the need for pain medication, and it's just as effective as…

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Eating healthy fats can lower cholesterol as much as taking a statin

Swapping one type of fat for healthier ones can have the same impact on your heart as a…

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Parents' tech overload may be tied to toddler tantrums

When a smartphone, tablet or other device interferes with parent-child activities, the children tend to have more…

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