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…]

New imaging equipment gives Canton-Potsdam Hospital a ‘clear view’ of the future

Danielle Parent, an MRI technologist at Canton-Potsdam Hospital, speaks with Violet Tiernan, of Potsdam, following her MRI on Thursday at the hospital. Photo by Jason Hunter, Watertown Daily Times.

Danielle Parent, an MRI technologist at Canton-Potsdam Hospital, speaks with Violet Tiernan, of Potsdam, following her MRI on Thursday at the hospital. Photo by Jason Hunter, Watertown Daily Times.

New medical imaging equipment at Canton-Potsdam Hospital is giving physicians a clearer view of patient care and the future of medicine. [Read more…]

Quality of care is key to fiscal future at Lowville hospital

Lewis County General Hospital’s fiscal situation has improved over the past year or so, but quality of care is expected to play a major role in its future financial success. [Read more…]

NNY hospitals say state aid will help reduce debt

North country hospitals say that millions of dollars awarded to them Friday by the state Department of Health will assist with paying off debt. [Read more…]

North country hospitals receive $54 million in state grant funding

Several north country hospitals were recently awarded more than $54 million in grants from the state Department of Health. [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…]

Lewis legislators receive update on municipal hospital at joint session

LOWVILLE — Lewis County legislators on Friday got an update on their municipal hospital’s current initiatives and plans for the future. [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

By Joleene Moody, NNY Business [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 Feature Story: Health Care

Healing local wounds

Emily Bachmann shows the hyperbaric chamber, which oxygenates the body and facilitates healing, at Samaritan Medical Center’s new outpaitent   Advanced Wound Care Center on Coleman Avenue, Watertown. Photo by Justin Sorensen, NNY Business.

Emily Bachmann shows the hyperbaric chamber, which oxygenates the body and facilitates healing, at Samaritan Medical Center’s new outpaitent Advanced Wound Care Center on Coleman Avenue, Watertown. Photo by Justin Sorensen, NNY Business.

Samaritan’s new center offers broad range of care

By Eli Anderson, NNY Business [Read more…]