Medicine / Health

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. …

CVPH Community Lecture – May 21st

The West Side Ballroom (253 New York Road) is the location of the next CVPH Community Lecture, “Decision Making As An Older Adult With Diabetes” planned for  Wednesday, May 21. The guest speaker is Julie Bynum, MD, MPH of DartmouthHitchcockMedicalCenter.  Registration and light refreshments begin at 5:30 p.m. and Dr. Bynum’s program at 6. Dr.…

Another Breakthrough for Trudeau Research

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Scientists from the laboratory of Trudeau Institute faculty member Marcia Blackman have exploited a mouse viral infection model to increase understanding of the important interaction between types of immune T cells to control infection and the onset of malignancy. Their findings are reported in the Journal of Virology, a publication of the American Society for…

K&J – North Elba Board Weighs in on Lake Placid Emergency Room

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Adirondack Medical Center’s Emergency Room will be changing from a 24 hour operation to 15 hours per day as of June 16th… In The Town of North Elba, Councilman Jack Favro says it would have been nice if they had waited until fall but no matter what, the ambulance service is going to have to…

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The “Biggest Losers” are in Plattsburgh

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There’s a healthy way to become the biggest Loser in Plattsburgh…  It’s sponsored by the City of Plattsburgh’s Recreation Department..  Steve Peters is the superintendent of Recreation in the City of Plattsburgh.. He says this particular program has been largely successful. “Now in it’s 5th year, the average weight loss is over 28 pounds, Cholesterol…

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AMC Lake Placid Emergency Room goes Part Time June 16th

AMC Lake Placid will be the first in the state to move to a part time Emergency Room…   The Department of Health Approved the request by Adirondack Health to transition it’s existing emergency room in Lake Placid to a 15 hour model..  The plan goes into effect on Monday June 16th.. As part of the…

Ice Finally Out on Lake Placid

The Ice is out on Lake Placid Lake. It went out Friday, May 2, 2014 at 1:42 PM as reported by Ice Meisters Ben, Mary and Marty Shubert and Brian Bliss. Winners are John Lansing, 27 minutes off, Jerry Blair, 32 minutes off and a three way tie for third: Kevin Geesler, Olga Krone and Linda Warner.…

AMC Lake Placid may have First Part Time ER in the State

A citizens committee in Lake Placid is hearing regular updates from Adirondack Medical Center on the fate of the Emergency Room and right now it appears Lake Placid’s ER could become something of a model for the rest of New York State… Senator Betty Little says Rural Hospitals are dealing with this question every day..Little…

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Patient Care Award for AMC

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Patient care initiatives developed by nursing staff at Adirondack Medical Center (AMC) have been recognized by their peers as being among the best in New York State. The Patient & Family Centered Care Bundle at AMC, a member of Adirondack Health, placed first for 2014 Best Practice Award, Northeast Region, of the New York Organization…

ANZAC Day for PTS Awareness

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In honor of ANZAC Day, a Memorial Service was held for the Late Australian Officer Captain Paul McCay in conjunction to bringing awareness to PTS disorder in our Servicemen and women.…..ANZAC Day was officially named in 1916 to be celebrated on the 25th of April and happens to be one of Australia’s most important National…

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City Council Names APRIL 25th – ANZAC Day

The City of Plattsburgh is adding their voice to PTS Awareness with a resolution marking April 25th as ANZAC Day for PTS Awareness in commemoration of the day in Austrailia which mirrors Veteran’s Day in the United States.. Plattsburgh Mayor Jim Calnon says the topic of PTS awareness is an important one and the Resolution…

K&J – Shine On – Raising Resilient Girls Conference This Weekend

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Shine On! was founded by SUNY Plattsburgh professor, Colleen Lemza, after witnessing countless women battle eating disorders, low self-esteem and depression. Statistics indicate that 75% of girls with low self-esteem reported engaging in negative activities such as eating disorders, cutting, bullying, smoking, drinking or worse when feeling badly about themselves. The main goal of Shine…

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