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News and Public Awareness

May 7, 2021

The term “hero” has appropriately been used over the past year to describe individuals in the health care industry, and St. Lawrence Health (SLH) would like to shine some additional light on its staff this month.

National Health System Week is being celebrated May 10-14, and every staff member throughout Canton-Potsdam, Gouverneur, and Massena hospitals is being congratulated and thanked for their dedication to their patients and colleagues.

“It’s been well over a year since we were first introduced to COVID-19 and started seeing direct effects in our… Read More

May 5, 2021

St. Lawrence Health (SLH) believes it has the very best team of nurses throughout the North Country within its ranks at Canton-Potsdam, Gouverneur, and Massena hospitals.

Nurses Week is being celebrated May 6-12, and SLH’s dedicated nurses are incredibly passionate about what they do and the care they give. Nurses are often the people patients see the most when they are in the hospital; creating a strong bond of trust between them.

“Nurses are a sounding board for our patients’ concerns, worries, and hopes, and they are the eyes and ears for our providers… Read More

April 30, 2021

MASSENA, NY – St. Lawrence Health System’s Clinical and Rural Health Research Department was selected in September 2020 to be part of the COVID-19 ACTIV-2 Outpatient Monoclonal Antibodies and Other Therapies Trial. The trial has been underway at Canton-Potsdam Hospital, and has expanded to Massena Hospital, with oversight provided by Massena Hospital Chief of Medicine Birinder Singh, MD, FRCPC.

“ACTIV-2 is designed to help us rapidly identify treatments that have the potential to radically alter the current pandemic, and make a profound difference in the lives… Read More

April 29, 2021

MASSENA, NY – Depression and anxiety may have a role in many of our lives these days, and children are also experiencing a magnitude of mixed emotions, or developmental or social challenges.

Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week is being observed May 2-8, and this may provide the perfect opportunity for parents and guardians to sit down with the children in their lives to see how they are managing. This dedicated week also presents an excellent time to observe a child or infant who may be experiencing challenges in meeting developmental milestones.

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