St. Lawrence Health System
St. Lawrence Health System was established in December 2013 with the mission to improve health and to expand access through coordination and integration of services. The largest employer in St. Lawrence County, with more 1,500 employees, St. Lawrence Health System has 140 full-time medical staff members and annual net operating revenues of $210 million.
Canton-Potsdam Hospital (CPH) is a not-for-profit community healthcare facility certified for 94 beds. Its core programs include emergency medicine, acute care, hospitalist medicine, critical care, and a Level III Trauma Center. It offers specialist care in over 25 different specialties, including a robust orthopedic surgery and sports medicine program, the Center for Cancer Care.
Gouverneur Hospital (GH) is a not-for-profit critical access hospital founded in 2013 that is certified for 25 beds. "Critical access" is a federal designation that is available only to hospitals located in remote, rural regions, enabling these hospitals to be reimbursed at a higher rate because of the challenges they face in providing care in high-need areas.
CPH and GH are involved in the Care Partner Program. Family, friends, and caregivers are effective members of the healthcare team who can bridge the gap between the hospital and home, and reduce preventable readmissions. Learn more about the importance of the Care Partner Program.