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The former E.J. Noble Hospital and Kinney Nursing Home. Last year, Canton-Potsdam Hospital purchased the assets of both. Photo via <a href="http://www.fdrhpo.org/health-care-services/ej-noble/">Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization</a>
The former E.J. Noble Hospital and Kinney Nursing Home. Last year, Canton-Potsdam Hospital purchased the assets of both. Photo via Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization

Kinney Nursing Home supporters pack Gouverneur village meeting

Supporters of Kinney Nursing home packed into the Gouverneur village board meeting last night. The home has been operating at a loss, and St. Lawrence Health System, which owns it, filed the plan to close the home in late December. The New York State Department of Health is currently reviewing the plan.

Mayor Ron McDougall says people are really worried that the nursing home may close. "The overwhelming majority of people in the room understand it may be slipping away and we want to see what we can do to save the nursing home."  Go to full article
The former E.J. Noble Hospital and Kinney Nursing Home. Last year, Canton-Potsdam Hospital purchased the assets of both. Photo via <a href="http://www.fdrhpo.org/health-care-services/ej-noble/">Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization</a>
The former E.J. Noble Hospital and Kinney Nursing Home. Last year, Canton-Potsdam Hospital purchased the assets of both. Photo via Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization

Gouverneur residents fight possible nursing home closure

Kinney Nursing home in Gouverneur may close. The state health department is reviewing a closure plan submitted in late December. If the state approves the plan, then the nursing home could close within 90 days. That doesn't sit well with some Gouverneur residents, who are organizing to try and keep the nursing home open.  Go to full article
State trooper Bob Smith went door to door to check on residents possibly without power. Photo: David Sommerstein
State trooper Bob Smith went door to door to check on residents possibly without power. Photo: David Sommerstein

Facing ice & cold, first responders go door-to-door

Some 2,000 utility workers from across the Northeast struggled to restore electricity in Jefferson and St. Lawrence counties yesterday - even as ice-coated tree limbs kept pulling down power lines.

In St. Lawrence County, officials set up shelters in Gouverneur, Edwards, Colton, and Harrisville as residents braced for last night's sub-zero temperatures.

National Guard troops and state police went door-to-door to check on residents in the hardest hit parts of the county. David Sommerstein went along and has this report.  Go to full article
Gouverneur high school students examine 13 old doors in the gymnasium as part of the "Domiciles Project".  Similar exhibitions of the repainted doors will be held at the Indian River and Ogdensburg school districts next week.  Photo:  Alan Tuttle
Gouverneur high school students examine 13 old doors in the gymnasium as part of the "Domiciles Project". Similar exhibitions of the repainted doors will be held at the Indian River and Ogdensburg school districts next week. Photo: Alan Tuttle

Using old doors to inspire creativity

Three North Country school districts are collaborating with artist Alan Tuttle this fall on a pilot project that uses old doors to help reinvent creative writing and art. The antique doors were repainted with scenes from life as it might have been lived behind each door. Todd Moe visited Gouverneur Central School to find out how English, art and drama teachers are using Tuttle's Domiciles Project to inspire creativity in people of all ages.  Go to full article
Canton-Potsdam Hospital CEO David Acker. Photo: Martha Foley
Canton-Potsdam Hospital CEO David Acker. Photo: Martha Foley

Why there will be fewer hospitals in the North Country

In the latest installment in our series of health care conversations, David Acker. Acker has been president and CEO of Canton Potsdam Hospital for six years.

The hospital has 94 beds, admits about 5,000 patients a year, treats 26,000 people a year at its emergency room, and employs 930 people.

The last two numbers, staff and ER visits, are trending up. And the hospital is soon to open a new urgent care center to meet the rising need for primary care.

Canton Potsdam Hospital is one of a series of smaller hospitals stringing east to west between Plattsburgh to Watertown.

Acker says it's a network that's at a tipping point. There's just not enough money to go around. And he says these smaller hospitals will soon have to collaborate and consolidate care, or they won't survive.

These hospitals now rely on affiliations with large teaching hospitals in Syracuse and Burlington Vermont. Acker says those relationships will become "more meaningful and deeper as time goes on."

So what do the little hospitals need from the bigger medical centers? Acker says a lot of it comes down to money.  Go to full article
EJ Noble is allowed to re-start many lab services. Photo: Julie Grant
EJ Noble is allowed to re-start many lab services. Photo: Julie Grant

NYS allows Gouverneur's EJ Noble Hospital to expand lab services

E. J. Noble Hospital in Gouverneur has gotten approval to expand its lab services. The state forced E.J. Noble to close down last fall, after it found safety problems in the lab.  Go to full article
Physician Assistant Brittani Bickel, and patient Nancy McIntosh.  Photo: Julie Grant
Physician Assistant Brittani Bickel, and patient Nancy McIntosh. Photo: Julie Grant

Care continues in Harrisville despite clinic closure

E.J. Noble Hospital is trying to get its financial footing after a tough year. The Gouverneur-based hospital was forced to shut down last fall by the state health department, because of safety problems in the lab. The troubles stemmed from a lack of resources.

Now EJ Noble has a new hospital board, and a new CEO, and it's making decisions to improve the bottom line, including closing two rural clinics.  Go to full article
The St. Lawrence Zinc facility in Balmat. Photo: Google Earth.
The St. Lawrence Zinc facility in Balmat. Photo: Google Earth.

Montreal firm plans to buy Gouverneur zinc mines

A Canadian company has signed a letter of intent to buy the zinc mines outside Gouverneur for $12 million. Beaufield Resources says it plans to hire workers this year.  Go to full article
After more than a month of forced closure, EJ Noble is admitting patients again. Photo: Julie Grant
After more than a month of forced closure, EJ Noble is admitting patients again. Photo: Julie Grant

EJ Noble seeing patients; blood bank still closed

E.J. Noble Hospital in Gouverneur reopened many of its services this week, after the New York State Health Department forced the Hospital to close down last month, saying the laboratory posed an imminent risk to patient health and safety.

Hospital Administrator Charles Canole says the hospital has been fixing the problems. He says it has hired a new medical director and a new lab supervisor. And it has also updated policies and procedures.  Go to full article
The St. Lawrence Zinc facility in Balmat. Photo: Google Earth.
The St. Lawrence Zinc facility in Balmat. Photo: Google Earth.

Zinc mine's sale 'very close'

A Toronto-based mining executive says he's close to finalizing a deal to buy the zinc mines near Gouverneur. The sale would be the first step towards restarting a big part of the area's economy.  Go to full article

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