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Gouverneur Hospital

Gouverneur Hospital (GH) is a not-for-profit critical access hospital founded in 2013. "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. Gouverneur Hospital is certified for 25 beds and operates in affiliation with Canton-Potsdam Hospital in Potsdam, NY, and Massena Hospital in Massena, NY, under the umbrella of the St. Lawrence Health. Services include inpatient detox, substance use disorder rehabilitation, emergency care, imaging and EKG’s, physical therapy, and respiratory therapy. 

GH is 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.

Care is provided on the main hospital campus and at three regional primary care centers in DeKalb Junction, and Edwards, NY.

Our hospital is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors made up of business, community, and healthcare leaders from across our service area.

Patient Privacy and Rights

Read information on GH's advance directives, patient proxy, patient rights in New York State, and patient privacy.

Community Service Plan / Health Needs Assessment

Our mission is to provide skilled, compassionate, cost-effective care that promotes wellness and meets the community's healthcare needs.