Some symptoms are not to be ignored. If you are experiencing symptoms of a life-threatening illness or injury, dial 9-1-1.
Don't wait at home if you are having signs of a heart attack, stroke, or other serious illness. St. Lawrence Health’s emergency departments are your go-to for any life-threatening emergencies. Visit your local hospital in Potsdam where our expert teams can do their jobs - it's what they do best. Our emergency departments are equipped to deal with any medical emergency, day or night. Our doors are always open.
CPH received Level III Trauma Center Verification in 2018 and is currently the only center of its kind in St. Lawrence County. Level III Trauma Center Verification means we have met nationally recognized standards in providing care to the most critically injured patients, with monitoring of care, and processes in place to continuously improve care provided. With the closest Level I Trauma Center two hours away, CPH is fully-equipped to provide rapid and thorough trauma care to adults involved in physically traumatic situations, where substantial blood loss is possible.
Our team is specifically trained in trauma response for scenarios including severe car and motorcycle accidents, gunshot wounds, stab wounds, traumatic brain injury, burns, and falls. Emergency medicine physicians, as well as on-call surgeons and anesthetists, provide 24-hour coverage.
Ongoing education and maintaining cutting edge skill sets are mandatory for Level III Trauma Center Verification.
When time is of the essence, it's good to know that trauma care is close to home.