Medicine / Health

K&J – Tupper Lake’s Water Supply

Claud Cormier, President of HydroSource Associates of New Hampshire met with Trustees in Tupper Lake to discuss possible locations for a new source of water for residents of Tupper Lake.  K&J – 072413 – Tupper Lake Ground Water Search

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K&J – Chandler Ralph Reviews Obama Care

Adirondack Health President and CEO Chandler Ralph reviewed the strengths and weaknesses of Obama Care and it’s impact on local and rural hospitals at a recent Lake Placid Institute Roundtable. K&J – 072213 – Chandler Ralph at LP Institute Roundtable

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Adult Center Faces Loss of Public Funding

AUDIO – 071213 – Saranac Lake Adult Center losing Public Funding

The Saranac Lake Adult Center Board placed public funding from Harrietstown and North Elba in Jeopardy on Thursday with their vote to ban the previous director from the facility. and as of today, there may be no director at all as it appears the current director has said goodbye.

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House Takes Nutrition Program out of Farm Bill

AUDIO – 071213 – Farm Bill Passes House – Sort of

Congressman Bill Owens weighs in on House version of the Farm Bill. The House version of the bill differs significantly from the Senate version. Missing from the Bill, all of the nutrition programs which had originally been included to promote bi-partisianship in Congress.

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AMC Formal Community Meeting #1 Tonight at 6pm

AUDIO – 050113 – LPCA to host first formal AMC community meeting

The first formal presentation by AMC on the question of ER vs Urgent Care planning is set for 6pm tonight at the LPCA. We have a preview.

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CVPH Nurses Union Plans to Strike on Thursday

The New York State Nursing Association is planning on an informal strike at CVPH Medical Center Thursday. The Picketing is specifically related to ongoing contract negotiations between the union and CVPH

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A Brave Kid’s Cape for a Superhero

Adirondack Health has treated patients from many walks of life, and can now add superhero to that list. Aayden Tristam, photo right, wore a special “Brave Kid” cape for a recent surgical procedure at Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake.  Not wanting to be left out of the fun, his dad Dillon wore a matching…

Music Therapy for the Premature Baby

CBS – MUSIC THERAPY long 7 min

Music hath charms to soothe the savage beast they say, but what about a premature baby? CBS News Correspondent Sam Litzinger has the answer.

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Adirondack Health promotes ER director to Chief Medical Officer

 Adirondack Health has appointed Dr. John Broderick to the executive leadership position of Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Broderick has served as the Medical Director of Adirondack Health’s Emergency Department since 2004 where he has set a high standard by building a culture of quality and compassionate patient care. “We are extremely fortunate to have the…

Medical Floor nurse named recipient of Handler Award

A nurse on the Medical Floor at Adirondack Medical Center has been named the 2012 recipient of the Meghan E. Handler Excellence in Nursing Award. Lisa Frechette, a registered nurse, was recognized recently for her exceptional work in patient care.   “Lisa is one of our most enthusiastic, energetic and positive nurses on the Medical…

K&J Interviews Trudeau Chief Ronald Goldfarb

Benjamin Brewster, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Trudeau Institute, announced the appointment of Dr. Ronald H. Goldfarb as Trudeau’s sixth President, Director and CEO, effective October 1, 2012. Dr. Goldfarb, who has more than 30 years of experience in cancer research and development in both academic and industrial settings, most recently served…

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St Joe’s is Homeward Bound for Veterans in the Adirondacks

A New Homeward Bound Office Opens in Saranac Lake. Jordanna Mallach is Program Coordinator for Homeward Bound Adirondacks. Part of their obligation is to be out in the community and you may see them at community events speaking about their work especially now that they’ve opened their new facility on Helen Hill and unless they’re out…

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Mercy Care for the Adirondacks Commissions 18 new Parish Nurses

In a Dedication Ceremony held at the Sisters of St. Joseph in Watertown on November 3, 2012, Bishop Terry LaValley commissioned 18 Parish Nurses who had completed the “Foundations in Faith Community Nursing Workshop” offered by Mercy Care for the Adirondacks. Bishop LaValley remarked: “Parish Nurses are treasured ministers in our parishes that are blessed…

Wound Center adds skilled specialist to its care team

SARANAC LAKE – A familiar face has returned to Adirondack Health with the addition of Lynn Sarr to the highly specialized and caring team at the Wound and Hyperbaric Treatment Center in Saranac Lake. A long-time resident of Saranac Lake, Lynn is an Adult Nurse Practitioner who has received additional special training in wound and…

Lake Placid Ambulance Service says Thank You

At Thanksgiving time, the Lake Placid Volunteer Ambulance Service expresses appreciation to the community for their support during 2012. It’s been a busy and exciting year. First, gratitude is extended to the volunteer members and paid staff, who have responded to more than 1250 calls so far this year. This pace is 4-5 per day.…

Adirondack Health welcomes chief officer to lead senior services

  SARANAC LAKE – Marc Walker, a skilled and compassionate leader, has joined the Adirondack Health leadership team to implement a new vision for the Uihlein Living Center campus.   Marc has hit the ground running as the Chief Senior Services Officer, a new title that more accurately reflects Adirondack Health’s mission and vision to provide…

AMC Hosts Blood Drive Wednesday

  Adirondack Medical Center is hosting a blood drive tomorrow in the Redfield Board Room at AMC in Saranac Lake from noon until 5 p.m. Nora Busky is a phlebotomist with the North Country Regional Blood Bank\ AMC relies on blood collected locally to fill its medical needs including surgeries, infusions and attending to injuries.…

Trudeau Institute Receives $230K for Tuberculosis Research…

SARANACLAKE (November 1, 2012) —  The Trudeau Institute announces receipt of a $229,865 grant to support tuberculosis research from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Global Health Program. Trudeau faculty member Dr. Andrea Cooper was awarded the grant for her work using mouse models to develop an improved tuberculosis vaccine. The Gates Foundation has been…

Free foot & wound screening offered by Adirondack Health

Free foot & wound screening offered by Adirondack Health SARANAC LAKE – Adirondack Health’s Wound & Hyperbaric Treatment Center in Saranac Lake is offering a free foot and wound screening clinic on Friday, Nov. 2. This free clinic is open to the public and is designed for people who have non-healing wounds. A non-healing or chronic wound…