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CVPH receives $5.1 million in state grants

September 29, 2009 03:28 am

PLATTSBURGH — CVPH Medical Center has received two state grants totaling slightly more than $5.1 million for infrastructure for the Adirondack Region Medical Home Pilot and to advance ambulatory cardiac care.

The grants were part of a total of $436 million awarded under the Health Care Efficiency and Affordability Law of New York State to further improvements to the state's health-care system.

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Little: Conflicting building codes a problem

By Dayelin Roman | Posted: Sunday, November 15, 2009 5:35 pm

LAKE GEORGE -- State Sen. Elizabeth Little said the state Department of Health will stop enforcing its own set of building codes after complaints that those rules conflict with other state guidelines, and have forced otherwise compliant local motel and hotels to make costly and perhaps unnecessary repairs.

"There’s really no need for the Department of Health to get involved with building codes," Little said.


A more difficult sell

By dayelin roman | Posted: Thursday, December 24, 2009 2:35 pm

BOLTON -- Andrew Genovese wants to sell his parents' condo but the state Health Department stands in the way.

The condo at The Sagamore resort sits off the main hotel building among a string of privately owned units.

To read more click HERE.


Senator Little Presents Resolution Proclaiming May Lupus Awareness Month

Senator Betty Little is pictured with (left) Upstate New York Lupus Alliance of America Executive Director Honi Kurzeja and (right) Janet Rucki, a dedicated volunteer for Lupus Alliance of America, in theWell of the State Legislative Office Building.

Senator Little was one of several speakers at a Lupus Awareness Day reception on Wednesday, April 28 to raise awareness about the disease and its impact on those afflicated and their families.

Local hospitals hit with state funding cuts

By MAURY THOMPSON | Posted: Tuesday, June 8, 2010 5:52 pm

Glens Falls Hospital will lose an estimated $739,000 in revenue under a new round of state budget cuts, according to a statewide industry organization.

Saratoga Hospital will lose an estimated $316,000, while Moses-Ludington Hospital in Ticonderoga will lose an estimated $46,000, according to the Health Care Association of New York State.



New Health Center, Renovated Resident Wing, Dialysis Center, And New Physical Rehabilitation Services Featured

SARANAC LAKE – The public was invited to an Open House ceremony for a first-hand look at the improvements and new services Adirondack Medical Center has brought to the community of Tupper Lake and beyond.

In addition to a newly constructed health center and renovated residential space at its skilled nursing facility, AMC now offers dialysis treatment at AMC-Mercy, one of only a few long-term care facilities in the state to offer the life-saving treatment.


Kate Miller of Queensbury a NYS Senate Woman of Distinction

Recognized for efforts to raise awareness of prescription drug side effects


Lyme Disease forum slated for October 4th in Glens Falls

Area lawmakers to participate in panel discussion of diagnosis, treatment and new research

Senator Betty Little, Assemblyman Dan Stec and Assemblyman Tony Jordan will co-host a public forum to raise awareness of Lyme disease on Friday, October 4, 10 am to noon, at the Crandall Public Library in Glens Falls.

The state legislators will be joined by Congressman Bill Owens and a panel of experts to discuss Lyme disease prevention, diagnosis, treatment and research being undertaken at the world-renowned Trudeau Institute in Saranac Lake.


New laws to boost protection through early detection.

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  While great strides have been made in the fight against this deadly disease, there is still a long way to go: over 40,000 women (and 400 men) die annually of breast cancer. 

Mammograms remain an effective tool in the diagnosis of breast cancer. Now, thanks to a law enacted last year by the State Senate and Governor Cuomo, patients must be notified in writing if an initial screening indicates that they have dense breast tissue.  The law requires that women be provided with an explanation of how dense breast tissue can present additional challenges for cancer detection efforts, followed by a discussion about the possible need for additional screenings.