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POTSDAM, NY – Six new-to-practice nurses at Canton-Potsdam Hospital (CPH) are entering the second quarter of their Nurse Residency Program now being offered through St. Lawrence Health System (SLHS).

Registered Nurses (RN) Shawna Black, Danielle Charland, Ashley Dixon, Rachel Paige, Katie Palmer, and Samantha Tremblay make up the first “class” of RNs to take part in the program provided by SLHS through the Iowa Online Nurse Residency Program.

“Larger academic hospitals have a home-grown nurse residency program, and the University of Iowa created a hybrid online program for… Read More

February 25, 2021
POTSDAM, NY – As the eligibility to receive a COVID-19 vaccine is well into its third phase and other phases are forthcoming, it is important for those vaccinated and not vaccinated alike to continue following health safety measures.

Canton-Potsdam Hospital Associate Chief Medical Officer Andrew Williams, MD, FACP, pointed out that as a community, we are moving in the right direction, “but are not at the finish line yet” when it comes to combatting the disease. As of February 23, 2021, a reported 43 million Americans had received at least one dose of the… Read More

February 12, 2021
POTSDAM, NY -  You may not be able to change risk factors like age and a family history of heart disease, but you can take control of your health, learn about prevention, and incorporate heart-healthy practices into your life. 

February is Heart Health Month, and there’s no time like the present to take an inventory of how well you are treating your heart, and if you have any risk factors of which you should be aware. Age, gender, diet, tobacco and alcohol use, obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes all determine whether you may develop… Read More

January 20, 2021
POTSDAM, NY – The Clinical and Rural Health Research Department with St. Lawrence Health System (SLHS) was selected in late 2020 to take part in the ACTIV-2 portion of Operation Warp Speed COVID-19 clinical trials, and has recently been selected to take part in the ACTIV-1 IM segment.

Accelerating COVID-19 Therapeutic Interventions and Vaccines (ACTIV) is a National Institutes of Health initiative with funding support from Operation Warp Speed. ACTIV is a public-private partnership that was created to develop a coordinated research strategy for prioritizing… Read More