Our Work in Action




Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization, North Country Initiative Celebrate Successes in 2016   When most north country residents hear about the Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization, they naturally think about soldiers, military families or the Army base here in Jefferson County. We’re proud of this association. FDRHPO was […]

Making the North Country A Healthier Community



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Nearly half of upstate New York adults are aware of telemedicine, and 80 percent of those who have used telemedicine rated their experience as “very good” or “excellent,” according to a survey issued by Excellus BlueCross BlueShield. The online survey contacted 2,000 upstate New York adults, and about one-quarter of respondents indicated that […]

Survey: Upstate NY Patients Approve of Telemedicine


The North Country Telehealth Partnership was recently featured on WWNY-TV7’s weekly “Your Health” news segment! By Garrett Domblewski | WWNY-TV7 Think of it as Skyping or Face Timing your doctor. What’s known as “telemedicine” is being used more and more in northern New York – growing from a mere 40 […]

Use of telemedicine Grows in NNY


North Country Telehealth Partnership reports more than 1,700 telemedicine patient encounters have been recorded across tri-county region since 2014, with more than 1,300 recorded this year alone. WATERTOWN – The North Country Telehealth Partnership, an initiative of the Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization, is pleased to announce that more […]

More North Country Patients are Taking Advantage of Telemedicine



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Curious about the benefits of telemedicine? Here’s what our local patients and medical providers have to say about their experiences with telemedicine: Lowville Medical Associates: Our pediatric patients love to come see the “TV Doctor.” They are comfortable instantly with the remote setting. “One patient stands out — A six-year-old […]

Patient & Provider Testimonials


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Telemedicine another tool working to improve access to specialists for rural residents By Norah Machia, NNY Business A patient recently came into Samaritan Medical Center’s Emergency Department presenting with symptoms of a possible stroke. Although a CT scan was done to rule out other causes, the physician treating the patient was still […]

“Technology Connects Patients with Care”