Medicine / Health

Dedicated Blood Donor Recognized

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The North Country Regional Blood Donor Center today recognized dedicated blood donor and CVPH Volunteer Frank Sklenarik for his dedication to the health and wellness of his community. Sklenarik of Morrisonville has donated 140 units or 17.5 gallons of blood since becoming a blood donor in 1996. “Not only has Mr. Sklenarik been a loyal donor,…

Council Re-Considers Apostles For Life Permit

The Group Apostles for Life is returning for their 12th year of prayer and protest in front of Planned Parenthood on Brinkerhoff Street and after vote number two in the City Council, they have approval for a permit to use three parking spots in addition to the median… Mayor Calnon says without the permit, the…

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O’Connell; Increase Ambulance Staffing, Maximize Revenue

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The City of Plattsburgh is reviewing the possibility of expanding their ambulance service… Right now, the overflow is handed to several outside organizations including CVPH but as Councilman Paul O’Connell Says.. Growing revenue for the city could be as simple as adjusting the staffing.. Randy Stone is the Assistant Fire Chief in the City… He says…

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April 1st The Last Day For LPVAC Ice Out Tix

The Last Day to get in on Lake Placid Ambulance Service’s 23rd annual Ice Out is next Tuesday April 1st. Take a guess at the time the ice will break out of MirrorLake and Lake Placid…  The range for ice outs for MirrorLake is March 23 in 2012 to May 13 in 1971. Lake Placid…

Adirondacks ACO Launches Mobile Web Site

Adirondacks ACO, one of Medicare’s newly accepted Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), today announced the launch of its informational website, AdirondacksACO.com.  The new mobile site is designed to provide the more than 25,000 Fee-For-Service Medicare beneficiaries in the region with more information on the role of an Accountable Care Organization in their patient care. Adirondacks ACO…

K&J – Trudeau’s Dr Andrea Cooper Speaks About World TB Day

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The World’s finest researchers will once again focus on Saranac Lake as World TB Day approaches in just one week from now… World TB Day is designed to build public awareness that tuberculosis remains an epidemic in much of the world, causing the deaths of several million people each year, mostly in developing countries. Today…

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Saranac Lake & China Working Together to Eradicate TB

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Residents of Saranac Lake may be closer to China than they realize..  Especially when it comes to research on Tuberculosis at Trudeau Institute…  In addition to their collaboration with ClarksonUniversity on new technologies to enhance research, Right now One Third of the population in China is infected with TB which makes the relationship even more…

WORLD TB DAY is March 24th

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The World’s finest researchers will once again focus on Saranac Lake as World TB Day approaches in just one week from now… World TB Day is designed to build public awareness that tuberculosis remains an epidemic in much of the world, causing the deaths of several million people each year, mostly in developing countries. World…

Affordable Care Act Deadline Fast Approaching

In a teleconference Thursday afternoon, State exchange directors from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Kentucky, New York, and Washington spoke about their ongoing efforts to implement health care coverage marketplaces in their respective states by the upcoming deadline of March 31st in accordance with Affordable Care Act. Lisa Sbrana, Counsel of New York State of Health , Says they…

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AMC Lifts Visitation Precautions

Adirondack Health has lifted visitation precautions announced Jan. 17 to protect newborns at Adirondack Medical Center from the increase in local cases of flu and flu-like illnesses.  Siblings and other family and friends may visit mothers and newborns in the department.  Adirondack Health is grateful for the patience and understanding of the individuals and family…

Dr Anthony Tramontano Joins Adirondack Health

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Adirondack Health is proud to welcome Dr. Anthony F. Tramontano, a leader in comprehensive cardiology care in the North Country since 2009.  Patients requiring cardiology care have access to a broad range of sophisticated services and treatment options at Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake.  Dr. Tramontano and his team provide the latest innovations in…

K&J – Trudeau Institute – Worldwide Research Originating from Saranac Lake

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We’re touring the Trudeau Institute today Let’s take a minute to introduce you to our tour guide.. Her name is Dr Andrea Cooper..  In January 2002, Dr. Cooper arrived at the Trudeau Institute, prior to that she was in Bethesda, Maryland at the National Institutes of Health, prior to that in Colorado at the Mycobacterial…

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This Week “MS Awareness Week” in Plattsburgh

The Week of March 3rd through the 9th is MS Awareness Week Across the country and The Multiple Sclerosis Society says people everywhere are creating connections stronger than the ones MS destroys and Plattsburgh is on that list of connections..  In fact Mayor Jim Calnon read a proclamation adding Plattsburgh to the list of Municipalities…

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A New Home for Veterans

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As a U.S. Army veteran, William Lyon was eligible to receive the specialized care offered at a skilled nursing facility.  The challenge he faced was that none of the nursing homes in northern New York were approved by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to provide the care he needed, until now.  Mercy Living Center…

DOH Approves CVPH “NNY Center for Cardiac Excellence”

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CVPH Medical Center, an affiliate of Fletcher Allen Partners, has received approval from the New York State Department of Health to move forward with its plans to establish the “Northern New York Center of Cardiac Excellence” and grow its full range of cardiac services including angioplasties, electrophysiology and medical cardiology. CVPH has long excelled in…

New Chief Nursing Officer leads patient care at Adirondack Health

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Adirondack Health recently elevated Linda McClarigan to the organization’s top patient care position of Chief Nursing Officer (CNO).  Ms. McClarigan transitioned from interim CNO to her current leadership appointment in mid-December 2013.   A Registered Nurse with over 35 years of progressive patient care experience, Ms. McClarigan holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a…

New Visions for High School Seniors

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Under the guidance of Adirondack Health staff, six local high school seniors are building a healthcare career resume by applying classroom work to hands-on experience. The students are gaining both knowledge and experience through the Health Occupations Program, an educational partnership between Adirondack Health and the Franklin-Essex-Hamilton counties’ BOCES program.  They begin the program as…

Excellence in Nursing at AMC

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A nurse on the Medical Floor at Adirondack Medical Center has been named the 2013 recipient of the Meghan E. Handler Excellence in Nursing Award. Addie Desmarais, a registered nurse, was recognized recently for her exceptional work in patient care.   “She is involved with the orientation of nearly every new hire and exemplifies the utmost in…

AMC Welcomes Dr. James Merrick

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Adirondack Health welcomes Dr. James G. Merrick to the region where he will provide asthma and allergy care to patients of all ages.  After receiving his medical degree from the University of Iowa, he completed formal training there in the specialties of Pediatrics, Allergy/Immunology and Pediatric Pulmonology.  Dr. Merrick subsequently became board certified in all…

Trudeau / Clarkson Receive $35 Million Grant

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a partnership between New York State, Clarkson University, and the Trudeau Institute to form a world-class biotech enterprise and further establish the region as a premier center of biotechnology research and development. Clarkson University, a nationally-ranked private university in Potsdam, and the Trudeau Institute, a world-renowned center for immunological…

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