August 2015 Feature Story: Health Care

Homegrown smiles

Dr. Katie M. Clough-Perin in an exam room of her Watertown dental practice at 1340 Washington St. The Watertown native opened her own practice May 5. Photo by Justin Sorensen, NNY Business.

Dr. Katie M. Clough-Perin in an exam room of her Watertown dental practice at 1340 Washington St. The Watertown native opened her own practice May 5. Photo by Justin Sorensen, NNY Business.

Watertown native ‘takes plunge’ with own dental practice

By Lorna Oppedisano, NNY Business [Read more…]

August 2015 Real Estate: Top Transactions

Top 10 property sales by price recorded in the Jefferson County Clerk’s Office in May 2015:

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August 2015: Small Business Success

Branch out beyond social media

Columnist Jennifer McCluskey

Columnist Jennifer McCluskey

In the past couple of years, I have noticed a great increase of network marketing companies in our area. For items from personal care to kitchen equipment, and even to electricity sales, it seems like network marketers are everywhere. So what exactly is network marketing, and how can the Small Business Development Center assist network marketers to be successful in their businesses? [Read more…]

August 2015: People on the Move

JCC honors faculty, staff

Four Jefferson Community College faculty and staff members recently received the 2015 State University of New York Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence. [Read more…]

August 2015 20 Questions: David B. Acker, St. Lawrence Health System and Canton-Potsdam Hospital

A vision for rural health care

St. Lawrence Health System president and CEO David B. Acker talks about health care reform at his Potsdam office. Photo by Melanie Kimbler-Lago, NNY Business.

St. Lawrence Health System president and CEO David B. Acker talks about health care reform at his Potsdam office. Photo by Melanie Kimbler-Lago, NNY Business.

David Acker, St. Lawrence Health CEO sets pace to improve system

The north country’s health care system has undergone major changes in the recent years, from provider consolidations to the complex reforms mandated by the federal Affordable Care Act that address efficiencies with an emphasis on prevention. For our annual health care issue, St. Lawrence Health System and Canton-Potsdam Hospital’s CEO David B. Acker sat down to discuss what health care reform means for the dozens of rural communities in St. Lawrence County and beyond, how new models for the delivery of care are morphing and his goals for his organization’s future. [Read more…]

August 2015: Real Estate Roundup

New forms to affect buyers, sellers

Columnist Lance Evans

Columnist Lance Evans

Oct. 1 will be a big day for real estate professionals, buyers and sellers, lenders and the legal profession when new disclosure forms created by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will be used for mortgage transactions. [Read more…]

August 2015: Business Tech Bytes

Plan for future digital demands

Columnist Jill Van Hoesen

Columnist Jill Van Hoesen

Now that the Fourth of July is over and the last of the fireworks have been lit, the third quarter is looming already. No time is better than now to look at your business’s IT capability to support your digital demands for 2015 and beyond. Do you have the IT infrastructure to support the demand? Have you explored the risks? Before you simply install the latest security tools, you should evaluate the latest technology trends and the possible impact on your business, IT department and employees. [Read more…]

August 2015 Feature Story: Health Care

A golden anniversary

Carthage Area Hospital Chief Executive Officer Richard A. Duvall and Hospital Board of Directors President Gary E. Rowe in the hospital emergency room last month. After a fiscally challenging four years, the celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. Photo by Justin Sorensen, NNY Business.

Carthage Area Hospital Chief Executive Officer Richard A. Duvall and Hospital Board of Directors President Gary E. Rowe in the hospital emergency room last month. After a fiscally challenging four years, the celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. Photo by Justin Sorensen, NNY Business.

Facing challenges, Carthage Area Hospital perseveres

By Lorna Oppedisano, NNY Business [Read more…]

August 2015: Business Briefcase

HEALTH CARE

Major gift kicks off River Hospital campaign

A $1 million donation from a longtime north country philanthropist will kick-start a capital campaign aimed at helping River Hospital expand its River Community Wellness Program, hospital Chief Executive Officer Ben Moore III announced last month. [Read more…]

August 2015 Feature Story: Health Care

Critical coverage

Samaritan Medical Center Hospitalist Program director Dr. David J. Flint cares for a patient at Samaritan Medical Center. The Watertown hospital has 10 such medial professionals on staff who care for the most critically ill while giving primary care physicians a break from being on call. Photo special to NNY Business.

Samaritan Medical Center Hospitalist Program director Dr. David J. Flint cares for a patient at Samaritan Medical Center. The Watertown hospital has 10 such medial professionals on staff who care for the most critically ill while giving primary care physicians a break from being on call. Photo special to NNY Business.

‘Hospitalists’ help deliver primary care to most ill

By Gabrielle Hovendon, NNY Business [Read more…]