Medicine / Health

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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New York’s “State of Health”

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The New York State Department of Health says enrollment numbers in the state are meeting or Exceeding their expectations..   Danielle Hollohan is the Deputy Director for the New York State Department of Health.. In a telephone conference on Monday, Hollohan tells WNBZ that as of November 12th, 197,011 New Yorkers have been determined to…

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K&J – Trudeau’s Original Manuscript Unveiled

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Towards the end of his life, Dr Edward Livingston Trudeau received a package from his publisher.. It was the original transcript of his autobiography and until Friday, November 15th, it had never been opened…   Finally in 2013, The package was laid out on a special table at Trudeau Institute and with the exception of several…

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Relief from Healthcare Cancellations Come to the House Friday

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With a bill coming to the floor of the house on Friday, Congressman Bill Owens says he is likely going to vote in favor of allowing people to keep their healthcare if it was cancelled due to ObamaCare. The Congressman spoke with a group participating in a telephone town hall on Tuesday Evening and told…

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A Reception Friday for Trudeau’s “Little Red “

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On November 15, 2013, Historic Saranac Lake and the Trudeau Institute will hold a reception kicking off a subscription campaign to support publication of a new biography of  Dr. E.L. Trudeau, to be released in 2015 on the centennial of his death. The new book, “A Rare Romance in Medicine: the Life and Legacy of Edward Livingston…

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Giroux Joins CVPH

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Kathryn Giroux, MD, general surgeon, has joined the CVPH Medical Staff.  Dr. Giroux is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia. She completed her general surgery residency at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. Her office, Associates in General Surgery, is located at 214 Cornelia St., Suite 102, phone, 561-6410.  Dr.…

Mercy Care Welcomes New Friendship Volunteers

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Mercy Care for the Adirondacks has commissioned new Friendship Volunteers; Fred Oberst, Suzanne Peck, Jill Zagrobelny, and David Warner.   The training and commissioning ceremony were held at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall in Saranac Lake.    “They join with more than 90 Friendship Volunteers who have assisted elders in the Tri-Lakes with more than…

Congressman Owens weighs in on Health Care Websites

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Another hearing set for today on what went wrong with the roll-out of the healthcare.gov website. New York Congressman Bill Owens says when it comes to the websites handling of Obamacare, there are some that are doing better than others..  Congressman Owens told us he’s been to the New York site, the DC site, and others…

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A New Class for New Visions at AMC

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A year of academics and clinical rotations under the guidance of Adirondack Health professionals has begun for 12 regional high school seniors participating in the New Vision program.  Now in its eleventh year, New Vision is a program of BOCES of Franklin, Essex and Hamilton counties that offers select seniors a rigorous academic year with…

Saranac Lake Emergency Services Notice..

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A reminder from Emergency Services in Saranac Lake.. If you have an alarm system with an automatic dialer to your alarm company, Village Manager John Sweeney says it’s important to communicate with your alarm company and change the emergency number they have on file to the New Franklin County Emergency services number… That new number…

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AMC and Lake Placid Sports Medicine Join Olympic Medical Network

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Partnership underscores local commitment to serving elite athletes Adirondack Health and Lake Placid Sports Medicine have joined the U.S. Olympic Committee’s National Medical Network, an affiliation of national and regional medical centers that provide care to elite U.S. athletes.  Through the network athletes receive orthopedic care, primary medical and dental care, neurosurgery and more.  Adirondack…

K&J – National Physician Assistant Week

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The Health Care Industry is Honoring Physician Assistants during  National Physician Assistant Week. We took the opportunity to speak with Dona Kilgore and her husband, Justin Kilgore, about their work with Adirondack Health. Both Are Physician Assistants but each has their own specialty. Dona’s focus is on primary care at the Saranac Lake and Tupper…

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K&J – Walking “Out of the Darkness”

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Every Fall, family members, friends and colleagues walk together in hundreds of communities across the nation to raise awareness and end the stigma surrounding depression and other mental disorders which could lead to suicide… In Lake Placid, It was the fifth Out of The Darkness Community Walk.. The event is sponsored by the American Foundation…

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This Week is National Physician Assistant Week.

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Whether it’s a routine check up or emergency care, patients want to be treated by a skilled and caring medical staff.  These days, in addition to physicians and other healthcare providers, Certified Physician Assistants (PAs) are often key members of strong medical teams. That’s certainly true at Adirondack Health, where Dr. Anthony Dowidowicz, medical director of…

AMC Expands Pain Management

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Expanded pain management services are now available to residents and visitors of the Adirondacks and northern New York. Board certified and fellowship trained anesthesiologist Dr. Byung Ho Lee now offers procedure oriented pain management services three days a week at Adirondack Medical  Center in Saranac Lake.  Dr. Lee cares for patients who have chronic and acute…

K&J – Touring St Joseph’s Addiction Treatment and Recovery Center

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A Tour of St Joseph’s Addiction Treatment and Recovery Center in Saranac Lake.. There are several Outpatient facilities throughout the region, but we’re focusing on the the 63 Bed Inpatient facility, and we start with a little history of the original building from Communications Director Jim Grant..  One of the important locations in the facility…

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Egglefield & Ford Donate $12,000 to Local Health

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The staff at Adirondack Health certainly has a lot of drive. And Thanks to Egglefield Ford and Ford’s Drive 4 UR Community Event, $6,000 was raised to enhance patient and resident programs for Adirondack Health. Egglefield Ford recently invited Adirondack Health staff to test drive one of four popular Ford models.  In return, Ford donated…