Medicine / Health

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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ANZAC Day for PTS Awareness – Friday April 25th, 2014

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This Friday, in Conjunction with Australia’s Veteran’s Day called ANZAC Day, The Village of Saranac Lake is honoring the day with a resolution naming the 25th.. “Anzac Day for PTS Awareness” Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau says “Americans and Australians will gather in remembrance and to talk about Post Traumatic Stress (PTS,) an affliction plaguing…

At the Peak of Excellence

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Several innovative, staff-driven projects recently took center stage at Adirondack Health for enhancements in the outcome and quality of care provided to patients and living center residents. Enhancing patient and nursing-home resident care never takes a vacation at Adirondack Health, and staff from multiple departments frequently team up to raise the bar when it comes…

Dedicated Blood Donor Recognized

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The North Country Regional Blood Donor Center today recognized dedicated blood donor and CVPH Volunteer Frank Sklenarik for his dedication to the health and wellness of his community. Sklenarik of Morrisonville has donated 140 units or 17.5 gallons of blood since becoming a blood donor in 1996. “Not only has Mr. Sklenarik been a loyal donor,…

Council Re-Considers Apostles For Life Permit

The Group Apostles for Life is returning for their 12th year of prayer and protest in front of Planned Parenthood on Brinkerhoff Street and after vote number two in the City Council, they have approval for a permit to use three parking spots in addition to the median… Mayor Calnon says without the permit, the…

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O’Connell; Increase Ambulance Staffing, Maximize Revenue

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The City of Plattsburgh is reviewing the possibility of expanding their ambulance service… Right now, the overflow is handed to several outside organizations including CVPH but as Councilman Paul O’Connell Says.. Growing revenue for the city could be as simple as adjusting the staffing.. Randy Stone is the Assistant Fire Chief in the City… He says…

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April 1st The Last Day For LPVAC Ice Out Tix

The Last Day to get in on Lake Placid Ambulance Service’s 23rd annual Ice Out is next Tuesday April 1st. Take a guess at the time the ice will break out of MirrorLake and Lake Placid…  The range for ice outs for MirrorLake is March 23 in 2012 to May 13 in 1971. Lake Placid…

Adirondacks ACO Launches Mobile Web Site

Adirondacks ACO, one of Medicare’s newly accepted Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), today announced the launch of its informational website, AdirondacksACO.com.  The new mobile site is designed to provide the more than 25,000 Fee-For-Service Medicare beneficiaries in the region with more information on the role of an Accountable Care Organization in their patient care. Adirondacks ACO…