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News and Public Awareness

April 15, 2021

Changes to our schedules have been a large part of our lives over this past year, and for too many people, that meant cancelling their annual exams and preventative screenings. As spring is the symbol of new beginnings, it’s also the perfect time to call your provider and schedule that office visit.

St. Lawrence Health System’s (SLHS) team of providers are ready to help you be proactive in your personal health plan, while following COVID-19 precautions to keep you safe. Routine exams and screenings may include a physical, blood work, eye exam, prostate exam,… Read More

April 9, 2021

If you or a loved one has been exposed to COVID-19, St. Lawrence Health System (SLHS) has four Community Testing Sites across St. Lawrence County where free drive-up tests are safely available. Anyone who has been exposed, or thinks they may have contracted the virus, should be tested at one of the sites and reserve the Emergency Department for emergency visits only.

The SLHS Community Testing Sites can currently test approximately 300 patients per day, and have developed in-house testing capabilities to get results sooner. Same- or next-day appointments are… Read More

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… Read More

POTSDAM, NY – St. Lawrence Health System (SLHS) proudly recognizes all of its nurses who have taken the extra effort to become nationally board certified in their specialty.

Certified Nurses Day is held annually on March 19 to recognize the men and women in nursing for the professionalism and excellence they contribute to the healthcare industry. Between its Canton-Potsdam, Gouverneur, and Massena hospitals, SLHS is proud to have 44 certified nurses among its ranks who are working in their specialty area.

Pursing and receiving registered nurse (RN) certification is a… Read More