Prevention and Wellness
Good Samaritan Hospital (GSH) prevention and wellness programs offer awareness of health care issues within the community.
A Healthier Community
Since 1932, GSH has been committed to building a healthier community in the Dayton area. The hospital has made great strides in promoting wellness in the community, such as opening the Samaritan Well-Being Center and making the GSH campus completely smoke and tobacco free. The hospital is also dedicated to prevention, proudly providing countless community classes free of charge to all residents of Dayton. Good Samaritan Hospital has not only put mental health programs in place for adults; the hospital has also created multiple mental health programs for youth, helping to catch and address potenital problems at an early age. GSH is dedicated to helping Dayton become the healthiest community possible.
Samaritan Well-Being Center
Located at Samaritan North Health Center, the Samaritan Well-Being Center offers programs and services to enrich the mind, body, and spirit. Services include therapeutic massages, acupuncture, healing touch, and more. Samaritan Well-Being Center also has countless community programs such as yoga, tai chi, aerobics, aromatherapy, Feng Shui, healthy cooking, meditations, journaling, massage workshops, a Pilates studio, and much more. Samaritan Well-Being Center is just one more way that GSH can promote healthy living among residents of the Dayton community.
Community Prevention and Wellness Programs
Good Samaritan Hospital has many programs that promote community prevention and wellness. One class offered at Good Samaritan North Health Center focuses on people with breathing trouble, helping them learn how to use inhalers properly. The free program also gives participants an overview of what simple household chores and chemicals can negatively affect breathing, helping participants avoid unnecessary trips to the emergency room.
In addition to community classes offered at the hospital, Samaritan Behavioral Health, Inc. provides comprehensive behavioral health services to adults, children and adolescents. Samaritan Behavioral Health, Inc. has many specialized youth services for promoting prevention and wellness, such as the Young Children’s Assessment and Treatment Services (YCATS), Youth Resources and the Learning Success Network.
YCATS offers early intervention, assessment, and treatment to children from birth to kindergarten age who are experiencing behavioral health problems such as attachment disorders, delays in development, abuse/neglect issues, and attention/hyperactivity disorders. Youth Resources offer assessment and treatment for children ages five to 18 who are experiencing behavioral health problems such as depression, anxiety, angry/oppositional/defiant behavior, hyperactivity, and adjustment to foster homes.
The Learning Success Network—operated in conjunction with the Montgomery County Educational Service Center—offers school-based mental health services to children and adolescents who have been identified by school systems as having an emotional disturbance. Children and adolescents receive services for behavioral health problems such as depression, hyperactivity, sexual and/or physical abuse, social immaturity, and use of drugs and/or alcohol.
Samaritan Behavioral Health, Inc. also offers assessment and treatment for adults who are experiencing behavioral problems such as depression, anxiety, obesity or other eating issues, grief and loss, anger and family/relationship conflicts, occupational issues, psychiatric disorders, and addiction problems.
Good Samaritan Hospital is committed to promoting wellness and prevention in the Dayton area. Through these programs, children, adolescents, and adults in the Dayton community are able to receive the help and support the need for a bright future.