Regional Healthcare and Expansion: Investing in the north country

Christopher Lenney/ NNY Business
St. Lawrence Health System’s newest building Leroy Outpatient Center, in Potsdam, a 20,000 square feet, $10.5 million structure across the parking lot from the Canton-Potsdam Hospital, home to four physician practices, 16 clinical exam rooms, four infusion bays, three surgical suites and a cardiology testing area.

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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…]

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 Cover Story: Health Care

Partnerships critical to continuum of care

Kammi Hernandez holds her 2-year old son,  Joseph, outside Gouverneur Hospital last month. Photo by Jason Hunter, NNY Business.

Kammi Hernandez holds her 2-year old son,
Joseph, outside Gouverneur Hospital last month. Photo by Jason Hunter, NNY Business.

North country hospitals align with Syracuse facilities to manage major trauma, specialty cases

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