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Woman convicted of Sunmount cover-up

September 23, 2016 TUPPER LAKE — Jessica Rice of Tupper Lake was found guilty this week of attempting to cover up abuse of a Sunmount resident. more »»

Medical building OK’d

September 22, 2016 LAKE PLACID — Work could begin as soon as next month on Adirondack Health’s proposed medical fitness center on Old Military Road. more »»

Dealing with the heroin-opioid crisis

September 21, 2016 The two Franklin County-based candidates for the state Assembly have outlined platforms on the heroin and opioid crisis, a critical issue in the region. more »»

Justice Center to refer disabled abuse cases to DA

September 20, 2016 ALBANY — The state agency responsible for protecting disabled New Yorkers told county prosecutors last fall that it would begin sending them referrals of abuse cases, more than two years after the... more »»

Painkiller politics

September 17, 2016 ALBANY — New York ranked fourth among states whose lawmakers drew the most contributions from the opioid industry but was near the bottom in prescriptions per capita, according to data compiled by... more »»

Mercy Care launches Caregiver Advocate Program

September 14, 2016 LAKE PLACID — Mercy Care for the Adirondacks has developed and launced a new Caregiver Advocate Program. more »»

Medical simulation center proposed

September 14, 2016 LAKE PLACID — A team of seasoned paramedics and a business owner threw their first pitch for a medical simulation center at the planned Global Center for Sports Excellence, at the current site of... more »»

Adirondack Health seeks individuals with Lyme disease for research study

September 9, 2016 SARANAC LAKE — Adirondack Health is seeking 100 individuals with newly diagnosed, untreated Lyme disease, recurrent Lyme disease (with evidence of a new infection), or suspected Lyme disease for th... more »»

Another Sunmount worker cleared of covering up alleged abuse

September 3, 2016 A second Sunmount employee has been cleared of charges that he tried to cover up the alleged assault of a resident of the Tupper Lake center for people with developmental disabilities. St. more »»

Suicide rates high in local counties

September 3, 2016 ELIZABETHTOWN — In rural Essex County, completely within the Adirondack Park, 50 suicides were reported over the nine-year stretch from 2006 to 2014, according to the state Department of Health. more »»

Another Sunmount worker cleared of covering up alleged abuse (update)

September 2, 2016 A second Sunmount employee has been cleared of charges that he tried to cover up the alleged assault of a resident of the Tupper Lake center for people with developmental disabilities. S. more »»

New York to require meningitis vaccine for 7th, 12th graders

September 1, 2016 ALBANY (AP) — As of today, all students entering the 7th or 12th grades in New York state will be required to be vaccinated against meningitis. more »»

Catching up with Olympian Andrea Henkel-Burke

August 29, 2016 LAKE PLACID — Andrea Henkel-Burke unzips her purple and gold backpack, reaches around for a few seconds and then pulls out multi-colored beanbags. more »»

September’s Adirondack Health Community Outreach Series will focus on pain managment

August 25, 2016 Adirondack Health’s September Community Outreach Series will focus on pain management with four programs on the following dates: -Sept. 1, 6 to 7 p.m., Lake Placid Public Library -Sep. more »»

New Parish Nurses trained by Mercy Care for the Adirondacks

August 24, 2016 PLATTSBURGH — In a dedication ceremony held at the Newman Center in Plattsburgh on May 7, six new Parish Nurses were commissioned for parish health ministry by Mercy Care for the Adirondacks. more »»

Stefanik, veterans brainstorm VA health solutions at St. Joe's

August 24, 2016 SARANAC LAKE — Sitting among 20 veterans at St. Joseph’s Addiction Treatment and Recovery Centers’ veterans residence, U.S. more »»

County OKs bonds to expand hospital

August 24, 2016 SARANAC LAKE — Franklin County legislators have given their stamp of approval to $25.1 million in bonds the county Civic Development Corporation is issuing for Adirondack Health. more »»

Sunmount ex-worker acquitted of assault

August 23, 2016 A jury has cleared a former Sunmount employee of charges that he assaulted a resident of the Tupper Lake Developmental Disabilities Services Office and, with a group of fellow workers, tried to cove... more »»

Ex-Sunmount worker acquitted of assault

August 22, 2016 A jury has cleared a former Sunmount employee of charges that he assaulted a resident of the Tupper Lake Developmental Disabilities Services Office and, with a group of fellow workers, tried to cove... more »»

Hard work with high-risk disabled people

August 20, 2016 With a broken back, neck, knee, foot and traumatic brain injury, Susan Donegan says she threw in the towel on a seven-year career as a registered nurse working with developmentally disabled people. more »»

 
 

 

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