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Donor Story | Pat Horan

Patricia “Pat” Horan is a well-respected member of the of the Canton-Potsdam Hospital family. For sixteen years she served as the Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer. She retired in 2004. Pat is known as wonderful hostess, and many people still rave about the dinner parties she held at her home. Her specialty was Hungarian and Southern cuisine. For several years, Welcome Receptions for new physicians beginning their practice at CPH, were coordinated by Pat.

In 1975, Pat set out from Texas on her own for Potsdam, NY. Her parents followed her a few years later after her father retired from his position of Deputy District Clerk of the 186th District Court and her mother retired from her position supervising the security department at a large department store.

She is a true community builder, volunteering at the Potsdam Public Museum and using the resources of the Office of the Aging at CPH when she was able. Pat has coordinated several bus trips to local concerts for her living community.

Pat loves history and antiques. It was her passion for preserving CPH history that assured the repurposing of the iconic stone pineapple that graced the original Leroy Street entrance to the hospital. As you walk through the Healing Garden near the CPH Center for Cancer Care, you will now see the pineapple, a tribute to CPH history and Pat Horan’s persistence.

“I feel strongly about the excellent care Canton-Potsdam Hospital provides to our community. I know that my support, large or small, is making a difference for my friends and neighbors,” commented Pat.

Thank you Pat, for planning for the Canton-Potsdam Hospital Foundation, through the Foster and French Society, and in turn, ensuring our patients receive the best care possible, close to home, from a place they know and trust.