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Health

AMC modifies COVID Clinic testing hours

SARANAC LAKE — Due to a significant decrease in demand for COVID-19 testing, Adirondack Health has modified the hours of operation at Adirondack Medical Center’s COVID Clinic in Saranac Lake. Drive-up testing is now available between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. seven days per week. On Fridays, ...

Dr. Cook retires fully, after 45 years

Dr. George Cook has been a doctor and friend to the North Country for 45 years, and on Tuesday, June 29, he will retire from Adirondack Health for a second time. “It’s been wonderful for me,” Cook said. “I’ve really enjoyed the opportunity to live in Saranac Lake.” He came to ...

New York law gives nurses a voice in hospital staffing plans

ALBANY (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation requiring general hospitals in the state to seek input from nurses and other staff in creating staffing plans that are to include specific guidelines on how many patients each nurse is assigned. The law, signed Friday, ...

UVM Health Network still figuring cost of ransomware attack

BURLINGTON, Vt. — Officials at Vermont’s largest hospital are still trying to determine the full financial impact of the cyberattack last October that knocked out computers affecting three hospitals in Vermont and three in New York. Scheduling and patient medical records were ...

Albany Med ends fees for Filipino nurses who leave job early

ALBANY (AP) — Operators of an Albany hospital agreed to stop levying hefty fines on nurses recruited from the Philippines and other countries if they left their jobs within three years and to return $90,000 to seven former nurses, New York Attorney General Letitia James announced ...