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September 16, 2021

Trying to figure out how to apply for medical insurance may feel like a daunting task to some patients or their families. A team of Certified Patient Financial Advocates are available to walk them through the process and find a plan that will work best for them.

St. Lawrence Health (SLH) implemented the Patient Financial Advocacy team in mid-March of this year, when the need for health coverage and education on how to acquire was identified among the system’s patients. Patient Financial Advocate Brynn Coplen noted SLH has a great desire to assist its…

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September 14, 2021

Emergency Medicine physician Pearl Hersh, MD, has joined St. Lawrence Health’s medical staff, and will be practicing at Canton-Potsdam Hospital, Gouverneur Hospital, and Massena Hospital.

Dr. Hersh earned her medical degree from New York Medical College, Westchester, NY; and received her residency training through Christiana Care Health System, Newark, DE, a Level I Trauma Center. She…

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September 15, 2021

MASSENA, NY – The newest patient at Massena Hospital, blinks, breathes, talks, and has a pulse. What makes this patient so unique, is that he isn’t human.

The purchase of a SimMan® 3G and the creation of a brand new Simulation Center in the Hospital was made possible in part by an $80,000 donation from the Massena Hospital Foundation.

The SimMan is a fully animated mannequin that can be used for multiple scenarios to teach beginning to advanced learning assessment skills to nurses. 

“The mannequin can be male or female for catheterization, and…

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September 7, 2021

St. Lawrence Health Suspends Hospital Visitation And Asks Community Not To Use Emergency Rooms For COVID-19 Tests

Just one day into St. Lawrence Health’s latest restrictions on hospital visitation, the health system has made the decision to suspend visitation to each of its three hospitals starting Wednesday, September 8, 2021. 

The broader visitation restrictions will not extend to a very limited number of support persons for qualifying patients, such as delivering OB mother; pediatric patients; patients with confusion, altered…

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