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Pink chair sinks, a sign of spring

April 17, 2013 SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce’s pink chair plunged through the ice of Lake Flower’s Pontiac Bay at 12:29 p.m. Tuesday. more »»

EMS squads may shift to Elizabethtown hospital

April 13, 2013 Ambulance service providers in the towns of Keene and Wilmington say they will take their patients to the Elizabethtown Community Hospital if Adirondack Health moves forward with a proposal to... more »»

Essex County fares well in health rankings

April 10, 2013 ELIZABETHTOWN — Essex County ranks 16th out of 62 New York counties in the latest County Health Rankings report. more »»

Essex County government discusses going smoke-free

April 9, 2013 ELIZABETHTOWN — Essex County public health officials want to make the county complex a completely smoke-free environment in time for the 37th annual Great American Smokeout, but some supervisors... more »»

More changes to come at Adirondack Health

April 6, 2013 SARANAC LAKE — The conversion of the emergency room at Adirondack Medical Center-Lake Placid to an urgent care center, if it happens, may not be the only change coming for Adirondack Health, and the... more »»

Health care in transition

April 6, 2013 SARANAC LAKE — Adirondack Health administrators and doctors spoke openly for the first time Thursday about their plan to convert the 24-hour-a-day emergency department at Adirondack Medical... more »»

North Elba board withholds judgment on possible ER closure

April 3, 2013 LAKE PLACID — The North Elba town board won’t take a stance on the possible closure of the Adirondack Health’s Lake Placid emergency room until hospital officials have met publicly with local leader... more »»

Sunmount man guilty of attempted strangulation

April 3, 2013 MALONE — A Sunmount resident accused of strangling an employee of the Tupper Lake developmental disabilities facility pleaded guilty to an attempted strangulation charge in Franklin County Court... more »»

Adirondack Health earns Gold Seal for quality, patient safety

March 28, 2013 SARANAC LAKE — Adirondack Health has been recognized for its commitment to high national standards for healthcare quality and patient safety in hospitals by earning the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal... more »»

Worker sues NY over disabled care, retaliation

March 27, 2013 ALBANY — Officials ignored complaints workers were abusing residents of state-owned homes for the disabled in New York, then retaliated against an employee who went public with his claims, according... more »»

NY group home worker's sex abuse case upheld

March 27, 2013 ALBANY — New York's highest court on Tuesday upheld a group home worker's sex assault conviction, concluding his rights against illegal search weren't violated when police belatedly found a deleted... more »»

Tupper Lake girl makes bracelets to fight cancer

March 27, 2013 TUPPER LAKE — A local girl is hard at work fighting cancer, one bracelet at a time. more »»

Signing ER support

March 25, 2013 LAKE PLACID — An emergency room nurse who works for Adirondack Health spent her day off Saturday collecting signatures on petitions in support of keeping open the emergency department at Adirondack... more »»

Owens tries to patch gap in new health law

March 23, 2013 U.S. Rep. Bill Owens introduced a bill this week that would let children up to age 26 take advantage of their parents’ Health Savings Accounts. more »»

Hospital lays off 18 more; no decision yet on Lake Placid ER

March 22, 2013 Adirondack Health is laying off 18 more full-time employees and reducing the hours of another 15 full- and part-time workers in response to a loss of more than $1.7 million in revenue. more »»

Franklin Co. nursing home project jumps final hurdle

March 22, 2013 MALONE — Plans for the Franklin County Nursing Home’s services to be transferred to Alice Hyde Medical Center have overcome the last hurdle needed before construction can begin. more »»

Adirondack Health lays off 18 more employees (update)

March 21, 2013 Adirondack Health is laying off 18 more full-time employees and reducing the hours of another 15 full- and part-time workers in response to a loss of more than $1.7 million in revenue. more »»

TB fighters

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Essex County, Bronx-based organization sign nursing home contract

March 20, 2013 ELIZABETHTOWN — A contract of sale for the Horace Nye Nursing Home has been signed. more »»

Tupper Lake Relay for Life holds info session

March 20, 2013 TUPPER LAKE — The American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Tupper Lake will hold a kick-off meeting next week as the official start of the 2013 fundraiser. more »»



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