Pomerene Hospital is located in the heart of Ohio’s Amish Country. Amish patients make up nearly 50% of our customers, and we see more Amish patients than any other hospital in the world. With our unique customer focus, we provide a three-bedroom furnished “Amish House” on our premises. Amish families who come from afar to seek medical treatment may stay at the “Amish House” to be near their loved ones, and Amish patients with an early morning surgical procedure where transportation may be difficult can also use the “Amish House.” As an organization, we take pride in our culture and provide every employee with cultural training so that great care is given to every patient, every time.
About Our Amish Community
The Tri-County area, consisting of Holmes, Wayne, and Tuscarawas County, is home to the largest Anabaptist (Amish and Mennonite) population in the world where approximately 40,000 Amish residents have made their home. The Holmes County Chamber of Commerce states that 49% of the Holmes County population consists of Amish. The Amish population believes strongly in helping each other and their community as they are generally reserved, modest, and humble. Amish also have a strong belief that tradition is valued over change and preservation eclipses progress. The common language of the Amish population is Pennsylvania Dutch.
Our Amish Advocate
Over ten years ago, Pomerene Hospital recognized a need for someone who could understand the culture and help meet the needs of the Amish population. In February 2008, Laura Schlabach joined Pomerene Hospital as the Amish Advocate. An integral part of Pomerene Hospital's relationship with the Anabaptist community, she works closely with Amish patients and visitors to provide a comfortable and positive healthcare experience. Laura speaks Pennsylvania- Dutch and puts in a lot of time, going above and beyond her normal duties, visiting with the families at the hospital as well as their homes.
As part of Pomerene's Amish Services Program, the Amish Advocate is always ready to assist our Amish patients. Laura can assist with billing questions and serves as a liaison in all areas of patient care. She can be reached Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
To contact our Amish Advocate, call (330) 674-1584 extension 1767
Self Pay Package Pricing
With over 300 packages available, we strive to provide affordable health care close to home by offering Self Pay Package Pricing to all of our self-paying patients. Pomerene has package pricing for many outpatient surgeries, MRIs, CT scans, ultrasounds, cardiology tests, respiratory tests, OB/GYN deliveries and procedures, sleep studies, and diabetic counseling sessions. These packages must be paid at the time of service. Please contact our Amish Advocate for a complete list of packages or to set up a package prior to date of service.
Free Transportation Services
Pomerene Transportation is a FREE service offered to individuals who have a Pomerene Surgery package. Features and benefits of the transportation service are:
- FREE Pick-up and Drop Off
- Prescription Service Available Before Discharge
- Service Area: 45 Minute Drive (approximately 30-mile radius)
please call (330) 763-4905
We have a nicely furnished Amish House on campus where family members of patients can stay. For those coming from long distances, you may come the day before your surgery and stay overnight at the house, have surgery the next day, and go home when discharged from the hospital.
Health Education Presentations
Pomerene Hospital considers health education as a serious part of the way we care for our community's health. Once a month we conduct presentations at Keim Lumber in Charm that include a variety of health topics. Pomerene also participates in other events throughout the year including community health screenings, Amish Health & Safety Day, and many more. Please check out our events calendar for more information.