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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...
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"
Nov 29, 2006 — A government commission recommends closing nine hospitals in New York, converting six to clinics, and merging 48 others, as part of a plan to save New York $8 billion dollars in health care costs over the next ten years. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
by Greg Warner
Sep 12, 2006 — The 5th Annual Rural Health Care Conference is in its second day in Chatauqua. This year, all the discussions take place in the shadow of the New York State Right Sizing Commission. The commission was formed earlier this year to take a comprehensive look at health services across the state. It's likely some hospitals will close, and some services consolidated as a result of its recommendations. Patty Bishop looks at the big picture in this region. She is director of the Northern New York Rural Health Care Alliance, based in Watertown. She said local providers and agencies will have their say before the right-sizing commission makes its recommendation. But she told Gregory Warner the challenges the rural health care community faces are special, and she worries that message won't be heard clearly. And she said the North Country has particular problems because of Ft. Drum. Go to full article
Jun 16, 2005 — There's agreement in the state legislature on a bill to require hospitals across New York to publicly report their rate of patient infections. Advocates say it could help health care professionals adopt safer practices. Karen DeWitt reports. 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
by Brian Mann
Mar 24, 2005 — A summer resident of Cranberry Lake died earlier this month from a rare illness known as sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease. Timothy Smith was sixty years old. The devastating brain ailment appears to occur randomly. But the disease is often confused with "mad cow," an illness spread by infected cattle. Smith was a part-time farmer who raised cattle. But as Brian Mann reports, health and agriculture officials say there's no indication that his herd was contaminated. Go to full article