May 15, 2006 — Last week was National Nurses Week. And some nurses at Canton Potsdam Hospital wanted to make sure we didn't forget it. They offered to show Gregory Warner what nurses do...by kidnapping him...
(Thanks to: head nurse Jan Knickerbocker, nurse Linda Scholl, volunteer EMT Chris Towler, and additional medical staff at Canton Potsdam Hospital). Go to full article
Apr 11, 2006 — Officials at Canton-Potsdam Hospital have dropped plans to buy property owned by the Catholic Church because the Diocese of Ogdensburg wanted to ban abortions on the site. Hospital officials learned of the deed restriction on Sunday. Todd Moe has details. Go to full article
Sep 24, 2003 — In late August, a federal mediator joined contract talks between clerical workers and management at Canton-Potsdam Hospital. At issue for union workers is the future of health insurance benefits, pensions and salaries. For the fourth time since negotiations began, a federal mediator sat in on discussions Monday, but nothing was resolved. So dozens of workers took to the streets yesterday to protest what they call the lack of progress in labor talks. Jody Tosti has more. Go to full article
Jan 17, 2001 — A small device similar in size to a pacemaker is being called a breakthrough in epilepsy treatment. It has proven to be an extremely successful treatment for epilepsy patients who do not respond to medication. The device sends mild electrical stimulation to the brain to diminish or completely stop seizures. Canton-Potsdam Hospital in Potsdam is the first hospital in North Country to offer the vagus nerve stimulation or VNS to its epilepsy patients in the Syracuse to Burlington region. The small device is implanted in the chest. A wire, connected to the generator, is tunneled under the skin and coils at the end to wrap around the vagus nerve in the neck. The device delivers preprogrammed electrical pulses to the vagus nerve 24 hours a day. Todd Moe spoke with Dr. Lucas Koberda, a neurologist on staff at Canton-Potsdam Hospital, who's offering this new therapy option to patients. Koberda says the device, referred to as a "pacemaker for the brain" provides new hope for a higher quality of life for patients with uncontrollable epilepsy. Go to full article