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Adirondack Health will convert its around-the-clock emergency room in Lake Placid to a 15-hour-a-day facility as a cost-cutting move. Photo: Mark Kurtz
Adirondack Health will convert its around-the-clock emergency room in Lake Placid to a 15-hour-a-day facility as a cost-cutting move. Photo: Mark Kurtz

Lake Placid emergency room downshifts to part-time

The emergency room in Lake Placid, operated by Adirondack Health, will be the first in New York state to operate on a part-time basis, under a new plan approved by the New York State Department of Health.

The change from 24/7 care to a facility that will be staffed 15 hours each day was announced on Monday.  Go to full article
Adirondack Health has proposed converting its around-the-clock emergency room in Lake Placid to a 12-hour urgent care center as a cost-cutting move. Photo: Mark Kurtz
Adirondack Health has proposed converting its around-the-clock emergency room in Lake Placid to a 12-hour urgent care center as a cost-cutting move. Photo: Mark Kurtz

Lake Placid ER compromise dies in Albany

A bill that would have allowed Adirondack Health to run a part-time emergency room at its Lake Placid hospital didn't survive the end of the legislative session in Albany.

A Senate bill was approved Thursday night, but the Assembly version never made it to the floor for a vote before that chamber adjourned late Friday night.

The legislation had its critics, but supporters saw it as a possible compromise between a hospital looking to cut costs and a community wanting to keep its ER open.  Go to full article
Adirondack Health CEO Chandler Ralph, center, at a public meeting May 1 on the proposed conversion of the Adirondack Medical Center-Lake Placid emergency room to an urgent care center, held at Lake Placid Center for the Arts. Stan Urban, left, is chair of Adirondack Health's Board of Trustees; to the right is Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Broderick. Photo: Chris Knight via <a href="http://www.adirondackdailyenterprise.com/page/content.detail/id/536726/Crowd-shouts-down-Lake-Placid-ER-plan.html">Adirondack Daily Enterprise</a>
Adirondack Health CEO Chandler Ralph, center, at a public meeting May 1 on the proposed conversion of the Adirondack Medical Center-Lake Placid emergency room to an urgent care center, held at Lake Placid Center for the Arts. Stan Urban, left, is chair of Adirondack Health's Board of Trustees; to the right is Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Broderick. Photo: Chris Knight via Adirondack Daily Enterprise

Plan to close Lake Placid ER faces harsh criticism

Adirondack Health will host the second of two public meetings tonight on a controversial plan to convert the emergency room at its Lake Placid hospital to an urgent care center.

At the first meeting last week, representatives of the Saranac Lake-based hospital faced a hostile crowd. Many people said the change would leave the community vulnerable and put a strain on the emergency medical service system. Adirondack health officials say a decision could come at the end of the month.  Go to full article

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