Medicine / Health

New Fire Hoses for Chazy Fire Dept.

PLATTSBURGH, Monday, July 14th, 2014 – U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announce $17,078 in federal funding for the Chazy Volunteer Fire Department in Clinton County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). The federal funding will be used to purchase new fire…

Mecry Care Board Names New President: Jeremiah Hayes

Mercy Care for the Adirondacks, a renewed mission of the Sisters of Mercy established in 2007, announces that Jeremiah M. Hayes, a recently-retired attorney from Tupper Lake, has been elected to serve as its Board President. Jerry Hayes replaces Paul J. Reiss, Ph.D., whose board term expired in June. Mercy Care is governed by a…

July Community Blood Drives

Plattsburgh, NY – 7/03/2014 – The North Country Regional Blood Donor Center, a program of CVPH Medical Center, conducts community blood drives with the support of many local businesses and organizations. Blood and blood products donated by North Country residents at these drives are used not only at CVPH Medical Center but at hospitals in…

Rotary Supports Mercy Care Programs

Lake Placid, NY  07/01/14 — Mercy Care for the Adirondacks received a $250 donation from Lake Placid Rotary to help support Mercy Care’s Friendship Volunteer, Volunteer Parish Nurse, and Community Empowerment Programs. Mercy Care is developing a new social model of extending mercy to elders living in their communities to relieve their isolation and loneliness…

K&J – Discussing Palliative Care and Other “Nick Nacks”

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Today on the K&J show we’re talking about starting a conversation with loved ones about end of life planning. Hospice Medical Director George Cook begins the conversation and in the studio with us AMC’s Chief Nursing Officer, Linda McClarigan. David Mader is Chief Patient Care Director of Oncology and Palliative Care at AMC in Saranac…

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A National Award for Local Wound Center

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The Wound and Hyperbaric Treatment Center at Adirondack Health has received a national award for superior customer service and exceptional patient care. Located on Old Lake Colby Road behind Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake, the Wound Care Center and its staff of specially trained physicians, registered nurses and medical professionals are the recipients of the…

Fletcher Allen Partners Board Approves Name Change

Name to Reflect Tie with University and Collaboration Among Hospitals.  Fletcher Allen Partners and The University of Vermont announced today that Fletcher Allen Partners will be changing its name to The University of Vermont Health Network. As part of the brand strategy approved by the Fletcher Allen Partners and University of Vermont boards, and Fletcher…

Senate Releases Comprehensive Report on Lyme Disease

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The State Senate on Wednesday gave final legislative approval of a measure that would authorize tribal judges and other tribal officials to solemnize marriages on Indian lands. Senator Betty Little Introduced the Legislation at the request of tribal officials.. She says “New York State confers marriage authority upon a wide array of religious, public leaders…

Tristan Glanville Accepts CFO Post at AMC

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Adirondack Health welcomes another experienced professional to serve as its new Chief Financial Officer. Tristan Glanville began work as a member of Adirondack Health’s executive leadership team recently, and has settled into the community. His most recent position was as Chief Financial Officer at Inter-Lakes Health in Ticonderoga. Tristan has 30 years of progressive leadership responsibility…

Duprey, Stec Supporting Meningitis Vaccination Legislation

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Assemblywoman Janet L. Duprey (R,I-Peru) was joined today by her fellow Assembly members and Debbie Jerdo of Saranac Lake. Debbie and her husband Don’s daughter, Lindsey, died of meningitis in 2001 and their son, Joshua, committed suicide three years later because he could not get over the loss of his sister. The Jerdos are very…

New Hours for Lake Placid ER

The Lake Placid Emergency Department officially makes the transition to a 15-hour model on Monday. The New York State Department of Health initially approved Adirondack Health’s request for the innovative and first-of-its-kind emergency room in early May.  New hours for the emergency department in Lake Placid will be 8 a.m. – 11 p.m., 7 days…

Adirondack Health Welcomes New COO – Patti Hammond

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Adirondack Health has a new Chief Operating Officer… Patti Hammond has nearly 25 years of progressive leadership experience at hospitals and health systems throughout Albany and the Capital District of New York State. “The decision to join Adirondack Health was an easy one based on a solid reputation of exceptional patient care delivered by an…

Veterans Bill Passes Senate

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The Senate has voted nearly unanimously for a bill to expand hospitals and clinics run by the Department of Veterans Affairs and to hire more doctors and nurses to provide timely, quality care for veterans. The Chairman of the Veterans’ Affairs Committee… Senator Sanders and Senator John McCain of Arizona put together the bipartisan bill…

Harrietstown Continues to Explore Possible Fire District

The Town of Harrietstown holds a follow up meeting Wednesday on the question of developing a fire district for the region..  Harrietstown Councilman Ron Keough characterized the meeting as a “Very open and candid discussion of the pros and cons of a fire district..” Their goals moving forward, Keough says include completion of a budget…

Sanders VA Bill Heads to Full Floor

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The Veterans’ Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014 was introduced Monday NIght in the Senate by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.).  Other original cosponsors were Sens. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore. ), Tim Kaine (D-Va.) and Richard Burr (R-N.C.), the ranking…

VT – Sanders Offers New VA Legislation

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Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is pushing  a comprehensive legislative package to address “reprehensible” behavior by VA officials and to correct underlying problems in access to medical care. “There must be a culture of honesty and accountability within the VA and people who have lied or manipulated data must be punished. But…

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K&J – Compelling Testimony at a Hearing on Heroin and Opioids

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The New York State Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction hearing Chaired by Long Island Senator Phil Boyle heard compelling testimony from providers, prosecutors, detectives, parents and patients. All of whom are involved in the drug trade in one way or another and who were on hand to speak with Senator Boyle and…

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AMC to Host Rural Healthcare Forum

Adirondack Medical Center is hosting a forum Next Wednesday on rural healthcare…   Eric K. Shell is a Director with Stroudwater Associates and is leading a presentation and community discussion entitled “The Evolving Rural Healthcare Environment: Surviving the Crossing of the Shaky Bridge.”  At the LPCA on May 28th at 6pm…  The event is free and…

Stroke Support Group Meets May 21st

Surviving a life-changing event such as a stroke often begins a journey of adjustment, not just for the survivor but for family members, friends and caregivers. Adirondack Health will host a Stroke Support Group meeting on Wednesday, May 21 in the 1st Floor Conference Room at Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake from 3-4:30 p.m. …