Medicine / Health

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…

K&J – North Country Life Flight

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In the North Country, there’s an organization called Life Flight which quite literally bridges the gaps between community and tertiary care by minimizing the time it takes for patients to reach the most appropriate facility based on their profile of injury or illness. Saturday October 4th, 2013, North Country Life Flight, in conjunction with thte…

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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…

Lake Placid’s Relay for Life Nets over $40,000

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The American Cancer Society wrapped up their fundraising season with the Relay for Life in Lake Placid on Saturday. The rain held off until late in the event and the event netted more than $40,000 for the American Cancer Society. Joan Sterling is the Relay For Life Program Director for this region and she’s moving…

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Mercy Care Friendship Picnic

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Mercy Care for the Adirondacks hosted more than 50 elders, Friendship Volunteers, Parish Nurses, and Board Members at Guggenheim Center on Lower Saranac Lake for its annual Friendship Picnic. The gathering is held each …….

Dr. Peter B. Koppenheffer joins Medical Associates

SARANAC LAKE – Adirondack Health welcomes the newest member of its medical staff, Dr. Peter B. Koppenheffer. Dr. Koppenheffer is accepting new patients with Medical Associates of Saranac Lake. He will continue the tradition at Medical Associates of providing a wide range of healthcare services with a caring and personal approach that began over 100 years…

Deadline for $1.3m Grant Approaches

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Tupper Lake’s Emergency Services Building is running up against it’s first deadline.. There are 45 days from bid opening on the project for the Village and depending on the interpretation of the law, that puts the timeline into the first week of October for the Village to continue their discussions with Federal authorities on the $1.3 Million Grant that Tupper Lake Mayor Paul Maroun says must

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A Focus on Wellness in Lake Placid’s Schools

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In Lake Placid, the school board has two members that have taken on the large task or re-working district-wide policies and depending on the topic, they’ll be working with administrators and the state to assure that their policies meet the needs of the students while also mirroring the specific requirements of the

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Boil Water Order Issued for Olive Street in Saranac Lake

Residents of Olive Street from Sumner to Williams, Leona and Olive Street from Williams to 92 Olive are under a boil water order this morning.. The Boil Water order is being issued as a precaution because a water main break interrupted the water service and caused low water line pressures throughout the distribution system.. That means there’s a possibility that contamination may have been able to enter the distribution system. The Commissioner of Health says water should be boiled in a clean container for at least one minute after a rolling boil is obtained…

Tupper Lake is Under a Boil Water Order

The Village of Tupper Lake is under a Boil Water Order this morning.. The New York State Department of Health says residents using village water should not drink the water without boiling it first. The order has been issued as a precaution pursuant to section 1107 of the public health law due to the breakdown in Chlorine Disinfection Treatment. This is not the

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