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I was surprised to be going on-air earlier this week with an Associated Press story about a state-ordered study of the North Country’s health care system. (to: “create an effective, integrated health care delivery system for preventative,...
There’s a lot of speculation out there about the future of the St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center in Ogdensburg. The NY Office of Mental Health is considering closing a number of state hospitals, saying that at 24, New York has more than 3 times...
Hospital administrators from the eastern half of the North Country gathered today in Plattsburgh to raise the alarm about possible cuts stemming from the fiscal cliff deficit reduction negotiations in Washington. “What they’re saying is...
News stories tagged with "hospitals"
by Brian Mann
Saranac Lake, NY, Feb 17, 2010 — A new study released this morning aims to rank New York's counties by the health of their residents. The report, compiled by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, also looks at local factors like air quality and the availability of fresh fruits and vegetables that can help people get healthier. The study gives high marks to some North Country counties - including Essex, Hamilton and Warren. But Franklin and St. Lawrence Counties don't fare so well. Brian Mann has our story. Go to full article
Jun 27, 2008 — The doctor shortage in the Adirondacks has become so acute that Adirondack Medical Center it may not be able to keep its emergency room in Lake Placid open every night this summer. Volunteer ambulance services that serve rural northwestern Essex County may be asked to reroute patients to hospitals in Saranac Lake, Elizabethtown or Plattsburgh. Jacob Resneck reports. Go to full article
by Brian Mann
Nov 02, 2007 — Hudson Headwaters Health Network announced this week that four major private insurers have agreed to boost reimbursement rates for basic medical care. Dr. John Rugge is CEO of Hudson Headwaters, which operates clinics throughout the southern and eastern Adirondacks, as well as the Champlain Valley. He says his organization is still struggling to end a shortage of primary care doctors. Rugge also told Brian Mann that this settlement with insurance companies won't help other hospitals and clinics in the region, but could serve as first step toward broader reform. Go to full article
Mar 19, 2007 — Governor Spitzer appeared in New York City with hospital administrators and a health care workers union that are supporting him in his budget plans. Another health care workers union opposes the governor's plans and has been running TV ads against him. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
Mar 08, 2007 — Legislative leaders promised hundreds of hospital workers that they would restore some of Governor Spitzer's controversial cuts to hospitals. They also criticized the governor's tactics, which have led Spitzer into an ad war and rhetorical battle with some of the state's largest health care provider alliances. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
Mar 07, 2007 — Hundreds of hospital representatives are due at the Capitol today, to protest Governor Spitzer's proposed budget cuts. The group will hear speeches by the legislative leaders, who say they are leaning toward restoring some of Spitzer's over one billion dollars in cuts to medical institutions. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
Dec 20, 2006 — The influential United Hospital Fund has come up with a plan it says could provide 98% of New Yorkers with health insurance coverage. Part of the plan includes mandatory health coverage for every state resident. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
Dec 13, 2006 — The state's hospital commission report has received attention for it's list of closings and consolidations, but it also includes advice on how to expand primary care. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article