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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Changing Cancer Care Options

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Construction work continues on the foundation for the new Cancer Treatment Center at Samaritan Medical Center.

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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.

Director Denise K. Young leaves FDRHPO for Watertown Family YMCA

JUSTIN SORENSEN n WATERTOWN DAILY TIMES Denise Young, Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization, speaks during a press conference Wednesday on the Samritan Medical Center helipad, at the top level of the SMC parkins garage.

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Denise Young, Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization, speaks during a press conference Wednesday on the Samaritan Medical Center helipad, at the top level of the SMC parkins garage.

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August 2016 Feature Story: Children’s Miracle Network

A new ‘miracle’ worker

Kristin M. Stockwell was named development manager for Samaritan Medical Center’s Children’s Miracle Network program in June. Photo by Justin Sorensen, NNY Business.

Kristin M. Stockwell was named development manager for Samaritan Medical Center’s Children’s Miracle Network program in June. Photo by Justin Sorensen, NNY Business.

Personal experience motivates CMN development manager

By Joleene Moody, NNY Business

The north country is about to experience the Children’s Miracle Network like never before. In June, Samaritan Medical Center appointed Kristin M. Stockwell as its CMN development manager. [Read more…]

August 2016 Feature Story: Hospital Networks

A push for ‘balance’

Dr. John Poggi, a board-certified hematologist and oncologist and director of medical oncology at Samaritan Medical Center, moved his private practice under Samaritan’s umbrella in 2014, having previously worked for Samaritan from 1984 to 1999. Photo by Stephen Swofford, NNY Business.

Dr. John Poggi, a board-certified hematologist and oncologist and director of medical oncology at Samaritan Medical Center, moved his private practice under Samaritan’s umbrella in 2014, having previously worked for Samaritan from 1984 to 1999. Photo by Stephen Swofford, NNY Business.

Doctors who leave private practice for hospitals, networks on rise

By Gabrielle Hovendon, NNY Business

To be in private practice, or not to be? That is the question — and it’s an increasingly common one for north country physicians. [Read more…]

August 2016 Feature Story: North Country Family Health Center

Back from the brink

Joey Marie Horton is the executive director of North Country Family Health Center, Watertown. The center has clawed its way back from near closure three years ago.  Photo by Justin Sorensen, NNY Business.

Joey Marie Horton is the executive director of North Country Family Health Center, Watertown. The center has clawed its way back from near closure three years ago. Photo by Justin Sorensen, NNY Business.

North Country Family Health Center turns corner

By Gabrielle Hovendon, NNY Business

How healthy is the North Country Family Health Center? Take a look at its numbers. [Read more…]

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…]

August 2016 Cover Story: Telemedicine

Technology connects patients with care

The telemedicine machine utilizes a camera, top, that can be controlled remotely by a distance doctor, to analyze a patient and run tests for stroke diagnostics. The display of the doctor would be on the main computer screen, and the patient and location nurse can be seen in an inset screen, seen at bottom right. Photo by Amanda Morrison, NNY Business.

The telemedicine machine utilizes a camera, top, that can be controlled remotely by a distance doctor, to analyze a patient and run tests for stroke diagnostics. The display of the doctor would be on the main computer screen, and the patient and location nurse can be seen in an inset screen, seen at bottom right. Photo by Amanda Morrison, NNY Business.

Telemedicine another tool working to improve
access to specialists for rural residents

By Norah Machia, NNY Business

A patient recently came into Samaritan Medical Center’s Emergency Department presenting with symptoms of a possible stroke. Although a CT scan was done to rule out other causes, the physician treating the patient was still not completely convinced that stroke was the correct diagnosis. [Read more…]

August 2016 Feature Story: FDRHPO

A ‘mission-focused’ agency

Denise Young is the executive director for Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization. The agency, which was formed in 2005 and today employs a staff of 36 full- and part-time people, works to improve the health of the region’s residents through a variety of initiatives. Photo by Amanda Morrison, NNY Business.

Denise Young is the executive director for Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization. The agency, which was formed in 2005 and today employs a staff of 36 full- and part-time people, works to improve the health of the region’s residents through a variety of initiatives. Photo by Amanda Morrison, NNY Business.

FDRHPO works to fill gaps in region’s health care

By Norah Machia, NNY Business

The growth of telemedicine is just one of several goals that the Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization continues to accomplish on its mission to improve the health of north country residents. [Read more…]