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...
Jan 31, 2003 — The North Country's medical industry is reacting with anger to Governor Pataki's budget proposals, unveiled on Wednesday. Rural hospitals and nursing homes face a possible cut in Medicaid payments - and millions of dollars in new taxes. As Brian Mann reports, health care officials say the budget could mean lay-offs or cuts in services. Go to full article
Nov 27, 2002 — The Pataki administration Tuesday responded to criticisms of treatment of the mentally ill at state licensed adult homes. Health commissioner Antonia Novello announced several steps that she says will improve care and punish adult home operators who violate regulations. Karen Dewitt has more on the story from Albany. Go to full article
Jul 04, 2002 — Employees of the Community Nursing Home of Potsdam signed a new contract this week. As Jody Tosti reports, the workers and their union are calling the labor agreement a success. Go to full article
Jun 19, 2002 — It's now up to Governor Pataki to sign the Women's Healthcare Bill, approved by the New York State legislature Monday night. The passage comes after years of contentious arguments between Assembly Democrats, and Senate Republicans, over the issue of providing health insurance coverage for contraceptives. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
May 16, 2002 — Senior citizens who gathered to lobby at the state capitol, were angered when all three candidates for governor cancelled their appearances, or did not respond to their invitation to address the older peoples' concerns about rising health care costs and the quality of nursing home care. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
Apr 15, 2002 — Community mental health care agencies say they're in crisis, because of a lack of state funding. They want Governor Pataki and the legislature to restore money for mental health services in this year's state budget. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
Apr 04, 2002 — Nurses in New York are lobbying the legislature to help ease what they say is a chronic and dangerous shortage of nurses in hospitals and other health care facilities. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
Apr 04, 2002 — A $200,000 state grant will provide job training for North Country youths while helping fill gaps in the health care industry. The money will be used for a training program for 45 students who want to become Certified Nursing Assistants. Martha Foley reports. Go to full article
Feb 18, 2002 — New York Health Commissioner Antonia Novello visited Saranac Lake Friday, to announce a $700,000 grant for the Adirondack Medical Center. The money is part of a statewide effort to close a shortage in healthcare workers at hospitals and nursing homes. But a spokesman for one of the North Country's largest nursing homes says the grant program could actually cost them money. Brian Mann explains. Go to full article
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