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A.G. Spitzer Rules HMOs Must Explain Refusals

State Attorney General Elliot Spitzer is forcing HMOs to give patients detailed reasons for denying their requests for treatment. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Adirondack Medical Center Petitions for Hospital Workforce Support

The Adirondack Medical Center is sending one of its volunteers out into the public to collect signatures to send to Congress in support of several bills addressing the nationwide hospital workforce shortage. Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article

Area Hospitals Receive Flexibility Funds

Seven hospitals in rural communities have been awarded nearly $300,000 in financial support under the Rural Hospital Flexibility Program. Three North Country facilities are included on the list, including Moses-Ludington Hospital in Essex County. Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article

Holistic Health Fair in Potsdam

More and more Americans are seeking alternative therapies. Jodi Tosti reports on the annual holistic health fair in Potsdam.  Go to full article

Blood Supply Short this Summer

The Red Cross is coping with blood shortages as people's summer schedules kick in. Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article

Schumer Hopes for Patients' Bill of Rights by July 4

New York Senator Charles Schumer hopes to pass a Patients' Bill of Rights through the US Senate by July 4. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Union Files Charges Against Gouverneur Hospital

Upstate union files numerous charges against Gouverneur Hospital. Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article

Trying to Save Clifton-Fine Hospital

Saving New York's smallest hospital. Communities in southern St. Lawrence county have been struggling since Appleton Papers closed its mill in Newton Falls last fall. Town leaders had worried that losing the mill could also mean the closure of the Clifton-Fine hospital. Brian Mann reports efforts to save the facility--and more than forty jobs--seem to be paying off.  Go to full article

North Country Nurses Petition for Better Working Conditions

This is Nurses Week, a time when health care workers are recognized for their professional skills and dedication. But a national shortage of nurses and other professionals has put the week of recognition on the back-burner and galvanized some New York nurses to organize a petition-signing campaign. They want better working conditions at hospitals throughout the state. A group of vans with members from the New York State Nurses Association is touring the state this week seeking support for a change in health care laws. Three North Country health care facilities were on the list of stops. Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article

Shortage of Health Care Workers

A television and radio ad campaign has been launched to draw attention to the shortage of healthcare workers in New York. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

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