Founded in 1906, Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital serves Tuscarawas and surrounding counties in Eastern Ohio with a staff of more than 1,100 people and has more than 300 providers on its medical staff. The 100-bed hospital has several off-campus satellite services available, as well as operating a hospital-owned physician network (Union Physician Services) with numerous offices and more than 30 providers.

Union Hospital's Lauren Emergency Center operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Union Hospital is designated as Certified Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission.

Contacting Union Hospital Medical Direction Staff

Communication is a vital part of any EMS Medical Direction system. Knowing whom to contact when you need medical direction/issues is vitally important and can be aggravating at times. Listed below are the various Medical Direction facilities as well as the Medical Directors and EMS Coordinators responsible for medical direction.

Please feel free to contact the appropriate EMS Coordinators if you have questions related to your scope or practice, protocols or any other operational issues.

Medical Direction Departments

  • Arrowhead Joint Fire District
  • Baltic VFD
  • Bolivar VFD
  • Buckeye Career Center
  • Dellroy VFD
  • Dennison VFD
  • Dover Fire Department
  • Fairfield Township VFD
  • Leesville VFD
  • Midvale VFD
  • Mineral-Sandy EMS
  • New Philadelphia Fire Department
  • Sherrodsville EMS
  • Sherrodsville VFD
  • Smith Ambulance
  • Stone Creek VFD
  • Strasburg VFD
  • SugarCreek VFD
  • Tri-County Ambulance
  • Tuscarawas County Sherrif's Office
  • Uhrichsville VFD
  • Wayne Township VFD
  • York Township VFD

Union Hospital Medical Director

Kevin J. Miller, MD

Kevin J. Miller, MD
Medical Direction
Emergency Department Medical Director

Union Hospital Assistant Medical Director

 John M. Pleshinger, MD

John Pleshinger, MD
Assistant Medical Director
Emergency Department

For New Philadelphia Fire Dept, Dover Fire Department and Smith Ambulance

Union Hospital EMS Coordinator

Brian Stewart, EMT-P

Brian Stewart, EMT-P
EMS Coordinator
330.343.3311 Ext. 2380

Brian Stewart has been in the fire service for 24 years and serves as a Lieutenant with the Dover Fire Dept. He serves as the EMS coordinator for the Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital. He is also a paramedic with the National Disaster Medical System - DMAT PA3. He has also served as a firefighter and paramedic with numerous departments. He is a certified Fire Officer 1, Fire and EMS CE instructor, and Fire Investigator. Most recently Brian has served on the State of Ohio EMS for Children learning collaborative project. In his spare time he travels around the east coast with his wife, 2 children, 2 dogs in a camper searching for the perfect retirement spot.

Continuing Education

Continuing Education

EMS Continuing Education classes are scheduled and conducted at the respective Fire Departments listed under our Medical Direction as well as at Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital.

All Pre-hospital personnel within this medical direction are welcome, please call the respective department prior to coming, to make sure the class has not been changed. Any other questions can be directed to Coordinator/Educator, Brian Stewart, EMT-P.