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In a slightly scary press release today, Adirondack Health says it’s taking precautions after a recent area outbreak of flu and flu-like illnesses by ” restricting visitors” to the Stafford New Life birthing center at Adirondack...
Updated, 3:00, to reflect conversation with SUNY Potsdam’s program coordinator for the MS program in community health. One of the things that’s interesting about rural life is that everyone you know has the same doctor. Here in the...
I don’t often use the morning read to point In Boxers back toward NCPR’s own stuff, but this morning we have a pair of stories that give new context to the Obamacare debate as it shapes our lives locally. Julie Grant talks with one of...
Once again last week, we saw the clumsy, grinding machinery of American democracy at work. After months of debate, Congress passed a healthcare reform bill. The President of the United States signed it. Then, after states filed lawsuits,...
This statement was released Thursday by Adirondack Health CEO Chandler Ralph, whose hospitals, clinics and nursing homes provide healthcare to much of the Adirondack North Country: “Today’s ruling from the Supreme Court affirms the...
News stories tagged with "healthcare"
by Brian Mann
Oct 11, 2005 — According to a state report issued this week, twelve percent of the students in New York's public schools are enrolled in special education programs. Children living with disabilities are expensive to educate. Their services often cost twice or even three times as much as a child in general education programs. Advocates here in the North Country say the pay-offs are worth it. Many children who might have been unproductive and unemployed are now learning important life and job skills. Some are able to go on to college. But even supporters of disability education programs agree that Federal support for local school districts is lagging behind. A new set of Federal mandates is set to go into effect this year. As Brian Mann reports, local taxpayers are likely to pick up the tab. Go to full article
May 10, 2005 — A number of hospitals in New York State have joined a nationwide voluntary effort aimed at reducing mistakes that lead to patient deaths. But nurses say the goals can't be achieved unless the issue of the undertstaffing of nurses at hospitals is addressed. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
Mar 17, 2005 — Governor Pataki wants the legislature to spend less money on health care in their budget, and now the governor says he has an incentive to get lawmakers to comply. Pataki says he's obtained new federal funds that will be distributed only if the legislature agrees to his Medicaid reform plans. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
by Brian Mann
Feb 01, 2005 — The Adirondack Medical Center, based in Saranac Lake, is considering a partnership or a complete take-over that would keep Mercy Healthcare Center open. Go to full article
Feb 01, 2005 — The head of a New York hospital association predicts that up to 30 hospitals around the state could close if Governor Pataki's budget proposal were to become law. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
Jan 31, 2005 — A coalition of medical consumer groups says New York Health Commissioner Antonia Novello has failed to live up to a promise to cut medical errors in New York in half in five years. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
Oct 25, 2004 — After consumer groups complained that uninsured New Yorkers are paying too much for their prescription drugs at some pharmacies in the state, the agency that regulates pharmacists says it's moving toward helping the uninsured shop smarter. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
Oct 02, 2003 — Citizen Action, a consumer group, says hospitals in New York aren't doing enough to help uninsured patients access charity care funds that are provided to hospitals by state taxpayers. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
Mar 13, 2003 — The state's legislative leaders promised hospitals they'd get restorations of Governor Pataki's budget cuts, as the rhetoric in the budget battle heated up. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article