POTSDAM, NY - Larry and Marlinda LaValley have provided generous grant support through the Chris and Harrison Miller Charitable Fund to Canton-Potsdam Hospital and Gouverneur Hospital. The grant assists in helping to advance the hospitals’ missions to provide skilled, compassionate, cost-effective care that promotes wellness and meets community needs.
The Chris and Harrison Miller Charitable Fund, founded in Tucson, AZ in 2019, was named to honor Marlinda’s mother and step-father; its purpose includes supporting health and educational institutions.
“The Fund allowed us to contribute to organizations near and dear to our hearts, and that are so vital to the provision of high quality healthcare to North Country residents,”Mrs. LaValley said.
“We are grateful to Larry and Marlinda LaValley for directing this generous support from the Chris and Harrison Miller Charitable Fund to Canton-Potsdam Hospital and Gouverneur Hospital,” said St. Lawrence Health System President David B. Acker, FACHE. “This grant represents the LaValley family’s commitment to promoting quality healthcare in St. Lawrence County and strengthening the foundation on which that care is delivered.”
Mr. and Mrs. LaValley are long-time residents of the North Country; Mrs. LaValley spent her entire career at the hospitals in Potsdam and Gouverneur, retiring from Canton-Potsdam Hospital (CPH) in 2019 as Vice President of Administrative Services. Mrs. LaValley twice served as the Interim CEO of CPH during the search for a permanent leader. In Gouverneur, she was appointed as the final CEO of the E.J. Noble Hospital of Gouverneur, and the inaugural CEO of Gouverneur Hospital in January 2014 when it was established as part of the St. Lawrence Health System (SLHS).
The terms of the gifts allow them to be used to help meet the greatest needs of each SLHS hospital.