St. Lawrence Health

Great Care, Right Here Campaign

Supporting the Regional Care Pavilion, and Rural Residency Program

Great Care, Right Here Campaign

A Role Model for Rural Healthcare

Potsdam Hospital opened its doors on March 13, 1925 to patients from the surrounding communities. Since that day, its medical and administrative staff have been dedicated to providing community service and exceptional healthcare. Canton-Potsdam Hospital (CPH) is a member hospital of St. Lawrence Health, which serves more than 70,000 people within St. Lawrence County in rural Northern New York.

By 2025, the number of births at CPH is expected to increase by at least 33.5%. The Emergency Department (ED) currently sees approximately 27,000 visits annually. The ED was on track to see an increase of at least 5% or roughly 1,500 patients per year before the COVID-19 pandemic hit in March 2020, and volumes are now returning to pre-COVID levels.

The Great Care, Right Here campaign will allow us to prepare for these increases in demand and continue providing quality healthcare services to our community.

Gala 2024 - Save The Date

The SLH Foundation is sponsoring a second Gala for the benefit of the Great Care, Right Here Campaign.

Please mark your calendar for this year's event on Friday, November 1, 2024, and learn more on our Foundation Gala 2024 webpage, where you can also register for this year's event of the season. 

Key Campaign Initiatives:

• Modernization and expansion of the Emergency Department, featuring 28 private treatment rooms equipped with cutting edge technology.

• The addition of 60 private/single occupancy rooms, increasing privacy for patients and their families.

• The Obstetrical Unit Expansion project, ensuring high-quality OB services are readily available for new parents in St. Lawrence County and the North Country Region.

• Workforce development through the establishment of the Family Medicine Rural Residency Program and scholarships for employees interested in advancing their career.

Campaign Kickoff

We created a video with interviews of administrative and clinical staff to help you get the bigger picture of how important this fundraising campaign is, and what the initiatives will mean for the regional community. 

We also wanted to share some photos with you from the Fundraising Gala that officially kicked off the campaign on November 2, 2023.


You can help ensure that you, your loved-ones, and neighbors have access to Great Care, Right Here.
Donate Today

Learn more about the multi-million dollar expansion project currently underway at Canton-Potsdam Hospital.

Regional Care Pavilion

Learn more about the multi-million dollar expansion project currently underway at Canton-Potsdam Hospital.