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Alert: COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing

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St. Lawrence Health System in the News

SLHS Readies To Administer Vaccinations

1/13/21  POTSDAM, NY – The first of St. Lawrence Health System’s (SLHS) COVID-19 vaccination centers has been set up in the Fieldhouse at SUNY Potsdam’s Maxcy Hall, and clinical personnel are anticipating the distribution of the next round of inoculations on Monday, January 18. SLHS is collaborating with SUNY Potsdam, New York State, and St. Lawrence County Board of Health in the initiative to get County residents vaccinated against COVID-19. Along with the Potsdam location, SLHS is working to establish clinics in Gouverneur and Massena. [read more]


1/7/21  POTSDAM, NY – American Board Certified Emergency Medicine Specialist Laura Mulvey, MD, has joined St. Lawrence Health System’s medical staff, and will be practicing at Canton-Potsdam Hospital and Massena Hospital. Dr. Mulvey earned her medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY; and received her residency training through Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY. [read more]


1/6/21  POTSDAM, NY – St. Lawrence Health System (SLHS) is equipped with a number of Rheonix COVID-19 fast testing equipment to test samples taken from individuals who are suspect of having the disease, and from its own staff members. To date, Canton-Potsdam Hospital (CPH) has four Rheonix devices, and Gouverneur Hospital and Massena Hospital each have one. SLHS has six more devices on order, and will be receiving... [read more]


1/5/21   ROCHESTER and POTSDAM, NY - Rochester Regional Health and St. Lawrence Health System announced today that they have obtained all regulatory approvals and finalized the affiliation between Rochester Regional and Potsdam-based St. Lawrence. “This was a deliberate decision by both health systems as we looked far and wide to find a partner that culturally, financially and clinically complements us,” ... [read more]

Baby New Year - The first New Year’s baby born in St. Lawrence County was Finnian Jack Pierce Havens. He arrived at 5:38am on January 1, 2021 at Canton-Potsdam Hospital, and weighed in at 8 pounds, 6.4 ounces. Finnian’s parents are Joshua and Jacqueline Havens of Heuvelton, and he joins four siblings.

2020 SLHS News Releases

Emergency Medicine Specialist Dr. Rice Joins SLHS  12/28/20
Give Yourself The Gift Of Self-Care  12/18/20
SLHS Vaccinates Fellow Hospital Workers  12/17/20
North Country Receives First Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine  12/15/20
Dr. Schultz Newest SLHS Hospitalist  12/15/20
Endobronchial Ultrasound Available Through SLHS  12/11/20
SLHS Participates in Operation Warp Speed  12/9/20
SLHS Offers FREE Covid Testing Across the County  12/9/20
SLHS Prepares for Distribution of COVID-19 Vaccines  12/4/20
Final Session of Research Webinar Being Held  11/30/20
Dr. Williams Receives Rural Health Practitioner of the Year Award   11/24/20
Gastroenterologist Dr. Karthikeyan Joins SLHS  11/20/20
Be Antibiotics Aware  11/16/20
SLHS Provides County-Wide OB/GYN Services  11/9/20
MH CFO Prepares for Retirement   11/5/20
Second Part of COVID, and Research Webinars Offered  11/5/20
Aquatic Therapy Available Through MH Outpatient Center  11/3/20
Cancer Screenings and Community Health   10/22/20
Expectant Moms Given Individualized Care  10/20/20
Center for Cancer Care Provides Full Spectrum of Services  10/15/20
COVID-19 Public Educational Sessions Provided Through Research Department  10/9/20
Midwifery Available Through SLHS  10/8/20
Center for Cancer Care Offering New Radiation Therapy  10/5/20
NP Raymonda Joins SUD Team  9/30/20
Surgeon Dr. Brandy Joins SLHS Team  9/18/20
When to Visit the ER vs Urgent Care  9/18/20
Pediatrician Dr. Atkinson Joins SLHS’s Canton Team  9/17/20
CPH Pediatric Team Ready to Assist Schools  9/16/20
SLHS Welcomes Urologist Dr. Awad to its Team  9/14/20
Pediatrician Dr. Alvarado Joins SLHS's Canton Team  9/4/20
NP Mundy Joins SLHS's Behavioral Health Team  8/26/20
Dr. Kumar Joins SLHS Pulmonology Team   8/21/20
Orthopedic Surgeon Katz Joins SLHS Team  8/20/20
SLHS Works with Colleges on Reopening Plan  8/20/20
PA Coffey Joins SLHS at Clarkson  8/14/20
O'Brien and Willis Join SLHS's Emergency Department  8/10/20
Dr. Hutter Joins Cardiology Team  8/7/20
Chief of Anesthesiology Joins SLHS  8/6/20
PA Sniffen Joins Cardiology Team   8/3/20
You Are Not Alone in Substance Use Recovery  7/21/20
SLHS Receives COVID-19 Telehealth Grant  7/20/20
Midwife Gagner Joins CPH’s Birthplace  7/16/20
Rochester Regional Health and St. Lawrence Health Reach Affiliation Agreement  7/10/20
"Miracle" Patient Abby Heads Home  6/17/20
Pediatrician Dr. Mondesir Joins SLHS’s Potsdam Team  6/17/20
Cardiology Nurse Practitioner Hudson Joins SLHS  6/17/20
St. Lawrence Health System Offers Essential Care  6/16/20
System's Research Department Involved in COVID-19 Trial  6/11/20
DeKalb Junction and Edwards Health Centers See Staff Changes  6/10/20
Twiss Joins SLHS Hospitalist Team  6/9/20
Podiatrist Sabatini Joins SLHS Team  6/5/20

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