August 2016 Feature Story: Nursing Shortage

Closing the workforce gap

CNA student Kasey Rivers practices for his clinical skills test at Samaritan Medical Center last month. Samaritan manages its own resident CNA training program. Photo by Justin Sorensen, NNY Business.

CNA student Kasey Rivers practices for his clinical skills test at Samaritan Medical Center last month. Samaritan manages its own resident CNA training program. Photo by Justin Sorensen, NNY Business.

Aging population drives demand for health workers

By Karee Magee, NNY Business

The U.S. health care industry has found itself in the midst of a dilemma. As baby boomers age and the need for health care grows, the nation is struggling to expand capacity, particularly in nursing. [Read more…]

Building a better health care system

Dr. Alejandro R. Rodriguez, seated, a urologist and chief of robotics and minimally invasive surgery at Samaritan Medical Center, directs staff in a simulated procedure in the hospital’s new robotic surgical suite. Amanda Morrison/ NNY Business

For Northern New York’s hospitals, investments in technology, services key to improving patient care as questions loom on impact of federal reforms [Read more…]

Business Briefcase – March 2012

Hospital earns accreditation

Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center and Alliance Imaging, Ogdensburg, has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in positron emission tomography as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology.
The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting ACR practice guidelines and technical standards after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field.

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