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...
Correction: A previous version of this post identified Clifton-Fine as being in Franklin County, when it is in fact located in St. Lawrence County. Thanks, sharp reader, for catching my error!
Happy Tuesday! Graduation rates, flood buyouts, hospital...
Aug 27, 2004 — Public health agencies in Franklin County announced this week that they had completed a two-day mock bio-terror drill. The training session, which ran August 18 and 19, was designed to test coordination between a dozen different organizations ranging from the Red Cross to local hospitals to the public schools. Brian Mann reports. Go to full article
Jan 27, 2004 — Patients returned to Elizabethtown's community hospital on Monday, following a weekend fire that forced evacuation of the west wing. Emergency officials say the blaze may have been triggered by a failed piece of equipment in one of the rooms. Brian Mann has details. Go to full article
Jan 26, 2004 — A fire broke out Saturday morning at the community hospital in Elizabethtown, forcing officials to evacuate fifteen patients. One elderly woman died during the emergency, but officials blame her death on natural causes. Other patients and staff suffered minor injuries from smoke inhalation. Brian Mann has details. Go to full article
Dec 04, 2003 — A nurses union and other health advocates say the State Department of Health should set standards for the number of nurses needed for hospital procedures, to avoid patient deaths. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
Nov 27, 2003 — Negotiators representing management and union workers at Alice Hyde Medical Center in Malone say they've reached a tentative settlement to end a week-long strike. Union members are expected to vote on the agreement Friday. Brian Mann reports. Go to full article
Nov 24, 2003 — North Country Congressman John McHugh says he's supporting the Medicare bill in Congress largely because of extra money it gives to rural hospitals. Martha Foley reports. Go to full article
Oct 01, 2003 — More Americans are going without health insurance than last year, according to new census bureau data. New York's uninsured increase was less than other states. But as David Sommerstein reports, the result is people are neglecting their health problems. Go to full article
Jul 31, 2003 — Workers at one of the North Country's biggest hospitals have voted to change unions. Staff at Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital in Plattsburgh voted yesterday to join SEIU Local 1199. Brian Mann has details. Go to full article
Jul 23, 2003 — Faced with financial problems, River Hospital of Alexandria Bay is holding a unique kind of fundraiser. Pro-wrestling will bring body slams and double big boots to Bonnie Castle Resort for a charity match on August 9th. Go to full article