Tri-County Doctors: The business of recruitment

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Dr. David Wallace just started his job at the River Hospital in Alexandria Bay.

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Telemedicine use spreading in NNY

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A doctor at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center in Syracuse communicates in 2016 with a patient using telemedicine technology.Use of the technology in the north country has grown exponentially over the past three years.

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River Hospital expansion project hits a parking hiccup

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This rendering of the expansion project by BCA Architects and Engineers shows the River Hospital campus in Alexandria Bay with the new medical office building.

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Samaritan Health breaks ground on new cancer center

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Samaritan Health broke ground for a new cancer center on Friday at its main campus on Washington Street.

The ceremony marked start of construction on the Walker Center for Cancer Care. The goal of the facility is to provide comprehensive care for local and regional cancer patients.

Friday’s ceremony featured speakers including Samaritan Medical Center President/CEO Thomas H. Carman, several oncologists with the medical center, benefactors and others. One benefactor who spoke, T. Urling Walker, and his wife Mable Walker lost two daughters to the fight against cancer.

A new donor recognition wall was also revealed at the groundbreaking ceremony.

May 2016 Cover Story: Economic Development

Securing a stronger future for the north country

COR Development’s Mercy Health Center Redevelopment project is set to begin its first phase of construction this summer on 30,000 square feet of commercial space and 108 apartments. Overall, the project will house 168 units and a community center on the grounds of the former Mercy Hospital in Watertown. Photo by Stephen Swofford, NNY Business.

COR Development’s Mercy Health Center Redevelopment project is set to begin its first phase of construction this summer on 30,000 square feet of commercial space and 108 apartments. Overall, the project will house 168 units and a community center on the grounds of the former Mercy Hospital in Watertown. Photo by Stephen Swofford, NNY Business.

Despite workforce challenges, regional economic development continues to power positive growth across Northern New York

By Karee Magee, NNY Business

A rural and historically challenged region where economic development was often stagnant, the Great Recession dealt a significant blow to New York’s north country as its counties saw a spike in unemployment and manufacturing jobs disappear, including about 600 from Jefferson County alone. [Read more…]

St. Lawrence County seeks to cut healthcare expenses as costs rise

CANTON — A special committee has been created to help St. Lawrence County government tackle the escalating cost of providing health insurance to roughly 2,535 people, including full- and part-time county employees, their families and retirees. [Read more…]

January 2016 Cover Story: Economic Outlook

Slow and steady
growth wins the race

OUTLOOK 2016 / MILITARY: A soldier salutes during the presentation of the colors last year in an activation ceremony for the 10th Mountain Division Divarty. As the post avoided major cuts in 2015, Fort Drum officials remain positive that 2016 will be a healthy year for one of region’s top economic sectors. Photo by Amanda Morrison, NNY Business.

OUTLOOK 2016 / MILITARY: A soldier salutes during the presentation of the colors last year in an activation ceremony for the 10th Mountain Division Divarty. As the post avoided major cuts in 2015, Fort Drum officials remain positive that 2016 will be a healthy year for one of region’s top economic sectors. Photo by Amanda Morrison, NNY Business.

Despite a few challenges, experts say the region is on pace for a positive year in 2016. Six sectors of the north country’s economy are ripe with opportunities for growth.

By Karee Magee, NNY Business

A grim fate cast a pall over the north country in early 2015, as federal budget sequestration threatened to cut up to 16,000 personnel from Fort Drum in an effort by the army to trim its active duty force from 490,000 to 450,000 by fiscal year 2017. [Read more…]

January 2016: Economically Speaking

A healthy community: our best investment

Ian Grant WEBWhen asked what surprised him most about humankind, accomplished writer and world traveler James L. Lachard expressed concern that “[people] lose their health to make money and then lose their money to restore health.” [Read more…]

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 Feature Story: Health Care

Closing a gap in rural care

Jillian Ringwald-Dale sets up patient James Freeman for a dialysis session at the DaVita Lowville center at Lewis County General Hospital in this October 2014 file photo. Mr. Freeman, a two-time kidney transplant recipient, said he’s happy to be able to receive dialysis treatments locally, rather than having to travel to Watertown or Utica. Submitted Photo.

Jillian Ringwald-Dale sets up patient James Freeman for a dialysis session at the DaVita Lowville center at Lewis County General Hospital in this October 2014 file photo. Mr. Freeman, a two-time kidney transplant recipient, said he’s happy to be able to receive dialysis treatments locally, rather than having to travel to Watertown or Utica. Photo special to NNY Business.

DaVita proves divine for Lewis County dialysis patients

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