Posts Tagged ‘Adirondack Health’

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Robotic surgery system comes to Adirondack Health

Adirondack Health is one of the first health systems in the region to offer robotic-arm assisted total knee and total hip replacements with Stryker’s Mako System. This highly advanced robotic technology transforms the way joint replacement surgery is performed, enabling surgeons to have a more predictable surgical experience with increased accuracy.

The demand for joint replacements is expected to rise in the next decade. Total knee replacements in the United States are estimated to increase by 673 percent by 2030, while primary total hip replacements are estimated to increase by 174 percent. Yet studies have shown that approximately 30 percent of patients are dissatisfied after conventional surgery.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2020

ADK Health COVID-19 Mobile Testing Locations

Saranac Lake’s Adirondack Health Center has finalized their mobile COVID-19 testing locations throughout Essex and Franklin counties for the week.

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Friday, May 15, 2020

Adirondack Health Expands Regional COVID-19 Testing

Adirondack Health has developed a plan to increase testing throughout the region after receiving 2,000 COVID-19 testing kits. Standing provider orders have been given throughout all Adirondack Health testing sites, and no one will be denied a test if they do not have a doctor’s orders. Individuals may still opt to have their testing done through primary care providers as well.

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Friday, April 24, 2020

Adirondack Health Offers Student Scholarships

Adirondack HealthThe Adirondack Health Foundation of Saranac Lake has made three scholarships available for local students who are planning careers in health care.  The scholarships are awarded to those who have already been accepted into a nursing program, or another approved allied health career.

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Monday, March 23, 2020

Adirondack Medical Center pauses elective surgeries

coronavirusSARANAC LAKE – Beginning Monday, March 23, all elective surgeries at Adirondack Medical Center are temporarily suspended, in order to conserve personal protective equipment (PPE) and hospital beds for the expected increase in COVID-19 patients.

In a letter to the health system’s medical staff, chief of surgery Dr. Michael Hill wrote: “All non-urgent, postponable surgeries [will be] cancelled, and rescheduled for future dates to be determined.”

 

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Sunday, November 17, 2019

Adirondack Health Cutting Ribbon On New Surgery Unit

Adirondack HealthAdirondack Health has invited the public to a celebration of its new Ambulatory Surgery Unit at Adirondack Medical Center.

The event runs from 5 to 6:30 pm, on Thursday, November 21st. Attendees should meet in the main lobby at Adirondack Medical Center, 2233 State Route 86 in Saranac Lake. » Continue Reading.


Saturday, October 12, 2019

Community Health Forum to Focus on Aging

Adirondack Health and Mercy Care for the Adirondacks have invited the public to attend a free Community Health Forum focused on ways to create a more aging friendly community.

The keynote speaker is Dr. Bill Thomas, a leader in the effort to challenge ageism. Best known for his health care system innovations, he is the founder of a global non-profit that works to improve the care provided to older people. He developed the Senior ER model of care and is now working to transform the acute care services provided to elders. » Continue Reading.


Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Adirondack Health Monitoring Downstate Measles Outbreak

With ongoing measles outbreak, Adirondack Health infection prevention specialists have instituted enhanced surveillance protocols to identify and mitigate any potential appearance of the disease in the Tri-Lakes region.

Following an interdisciplinary review of regional public health data, Adirondack Health clinicians conducted a vulnerability assessment to inform patient screening policies. Healthcare workers will be asking additional questions to identify potential measles risk in outpatient settings and have a plan in place to reduce the likelihood of transmission if the measles virus is suspected. » Continue Reading.


Friday, October 19, 2018

Women’s Health The Focus Of Community Health Forum

This years Adirondack Health’s Community Health Forum has been set for Wednesday October 24th, and will focus on women’s health, with the theme Laugh & Learn. The forum will be held at the Harrietstown Town Hall, 39 Main Street in Saranac Lake.

Starting at 5:30 pm, attendees will be able to learn about various women’s health topics from yoga to mammography, participate in fun activities, and indulge in light refreshments. » Continue Reading.


Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Adirondack Health Hits $12M Funding Goal

Saranac Lake surgical servicesAfter two years of fundraising, the Adirondack Health Foundation has surpassed the $12 million community goal established for the Future of Care Campaign.

The Future of Care Campaign supports Adirondack Health’s $45.8 million capital improvement project, which includes the construction of a new health and medical fitness center on Old Military Road in Lake Placid and a new surgical services wing and MRI suite at Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake. Between donations, grants, bequests and proceeds from special events, the comprehensive total amount raised has grown to more than $16 million. » Continue Reading.


Monday, June 4, 2018

Mobile Dental Clinics Set For Tupper, AuSable Forks

Adirondack Health’s mobile dental clinic is set to make regular stops in the communities of Tupper Lake and AuSable Forks through October this year.

The “dental clinic on wheels” is a retro-fitted recreational vehicle fully registered, licensed and insured in New York State and certified by the Department of Health to provide dental care to patients ages three and older. » Continue Reading.


Thursday, October 12, 2017

Healthy Everyday Offering Fun, Educational Night Out

adirondack health healthy everydayAdirondack Health has invited the community to learn about turning a busy lifestyle into a healthy one at a free Community Health Forum. The event, titled “Healthy Everyday: Exercise and Nutrition for a Healthy Lifestyle,” runs from 6 to 8:30 pm on Thursday, Oct. 19.

In previous years, this event was called the Adirondack Health Symposium, but along with a new name, this year’s event will be held at a new location, the Harrietstown Town Hall at 39 Main St. in Saranac Lake. It will feature fitness and nutrition expert Dr. Paul Arciero. » Continue Reading.


Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Placid Health, Medical Fitness Center Breaks Ground

future Adirondack Health Lake Placid Health and Medical Fitness CenterWork has begun at the site of the future Adirondack Health Lake Placid Health and Medical Fitness Center. The builders say concrete foundations are on track to be poured by the end of the month, with structural steel to follow shortly thereafter. » Continue Reading.


Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Adirondack Health Announces New Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Joahd TouréAdirondack Health has hired Dr. Joahd Touré to serve as the organization’s chief medical officer.  Dr. Touré, a Massachusetts native, comes to Adirondack Health from AdvantageCare Physicians in New York City, where he has been the chief of hospitalist medicine since 2014.

“In that role, he developed and directed strategy to manage the care of more than 450,000 members across 16 hospitals in the New York City metro area,” an announcement sent to the press said.  Touré holds an undergraduate degree in biochemistry from Harvard University, a graduate degree in health service research from the University of Pennsylvania, and a medical degree from Yale Medical School. » Continue Reading.


Friday, June 2, 2017

Women’s Health Discussion Set For June 6th

The Adirondack Health’s Community Discussion on women’s wellness postponed from May 16th will take place Tuesday, June 6th.  The discussion, part of Adirondack Health’s Community Discussion Series, will be held at 6:30 pm at The Wild Center, 45 Museum Drive in Tupper Lake. The event is free, and refreshments will be served. » Continue Reading.



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