Canton-Potsdam Hospital Foundation
2010 Annual Report
he Hospital Foundation was established in 1985 to serve the Hospital by encouraging gift support from individuals and organizations. Today, the Foundation conducts annual and capital campaigns, accepts memorial and planned gifts, coordinates grant applications on behalf of the Hospital to government and private funders, and offers named gift recognition for major donors. The Foundation also oversees invested funds to ensure the long-term future of the Hospital. On the cover: Our cancer center staff is so excited about our new Center for Cancer Care that they all pitched in at the groundbreaking. Left to Right: Dr. Howard Gold, Dr. David Hauerstock, Jacquelyn Dow, Mary Ellen Girard, Thomas Burcume, Lauren Kaylor, Kim Cramer, Barbara Durkin and Laura Fuller.
C O N T E N T S President’s Honor Society ..... 5 $2,500 or more President’s Circle ................... 5 $1,000 – $2,499 Founder .................................. 6 $500 – $999 Leader................................... 19 $250 – $499 Member ................................ 20 $100 – $249 Associate.............................. 24 Under $100 David Acker ................................. 4 James Theodore .......................... 8 The Linda Richards Society ......... 9 The Foster and French Society ... 9 Ways to Give .............................. 10 Emily Nolan ................................ 12 2010 At a Glance....................... 13 Memorial and Honor Gifts........ 14 Erin Triolo..................................... 17 Sarah Close ................................ 18 Dr. Terry (Nick) Knowles ............ 22 Nancy Bush ................................ 26 Board of Directors ...................... 30
Tammy Gollinger, Lab and Crysta Corbett, Information Systems
Donor List Key * = Employee s = Donor for 10 consecutive years (D)=Deceased
A Message from the Hospital President and CEO
ur Hospital recently adopted a new mission statement, to more accurately reflect where we are today, and where we’re focused for tomorrow. It says: “Our mission is to provide skilled, compassionate, cost-effective care that promotes wellness and meets community needs.” In reflecting on this new mission statement, I am reminded of how integral our donors are to our ability to fulfill this mission. In 2010, 965 donors contributed to our Hospital Foundation – the most in our Foundation’s 25-year history. Their annual contributions, totaling more than $375,000, help our Hospital to purchase new equipment, add services for our patients, and improve our facilities. In addition, more than $235,000 was donated in advance gifts towards our “Constructing Healthier Communities” Campaign; in support of the construction of the EJ Noble Annex, 49 Lawrence Avenue, and our new Center for Cancer Care. Since the Foundation was established in 1985, more than $15 million has been contributed, all for the sole benefit of our Hospital and the patients we serve. We truly would not be where we are today - “Providing skilled, compassionate, cost-effective care that promotes wellness and meets community needs” without this extraordinary community support. We offer our thanks to each of our generous donors; and invite everyone in our community to follow their good example.
David B. Acker, FACHE President and CEO
Northern NY Community Foudation Executive Director Rande Richardson (second from the left) presents an advance donation for the Constructing Healthier Communities Campaign to Campaign Chair Jacquelyn Kuno, President and C.E.O. David Acker, and Vice President for Clinical Services Deanna Page.
President's Honor Society ($2,500 or more) David and Linda Acker * Alcoa David and Michele Butler s Children's Miracle Network Laura Cordts* and Shawn Seymour s Corning Incorporated s Red and Jean Curtis s Droppin' the Gloves E.J. Noble Guild of Canton-Potsdam Hosp. s Edward I. Moses Walk/Run for Life Betty Evans s Richard Jacobs * Kinney Drugs, Inc. s Massena Womens Softball Dr. Sebastian and Anne Mazzotta s Paul and Joan Neer * McGrath Mohawk Hospital Equipment s Edward S. and Nancy Mucenski s North Star Emergency Physicians
Northern New York Community Foundation Northern New York Newspapers Corporation s David and Ann R. Patterson s W. Hollis and Ann Petersen Morris and Annemarie Pinto s Potsdam Hospital Guild s Dr. Robert Rogers s Robert B. and Frances Shaw s Peter and Elizabeth Van de Water s Walk/Run for Breast Cancer Frederick S. and Barbara R. Wilder s
President's Circle ($1,000 to $2,499) American Legion John Adams Jr. Post 925 s Anonymous s Ronald and Gayle Berry Bicknell Building Supply Dr. Mel and Barb Buscemi Gary and Jodi Canfield 5
James and Virginia Cayey s Ed and Clara Cloce s Thomas F. and Nellie E. Coakley s Anthony G. and Karen J. Collins s Community Bank, N.A. s Sue Connors s Harry and Margery Cordts Jim and Sharon L. Dalton s Donald and Joyce Dangremond s Harold and Janice Demick s Dr. Tatiana and Adam DiCoby EBS - RMSCO, Inc. Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Brenton Faber * Rebecca Faber * Janet Favro s Thomas Fiacco First Niagara Risk Management Kevin Fite Joseph P. and Jutta Fitzsimons J. Ronald and Doris C. Frazer s William and Eunice Gaines s Michael and Nancy Griffin K. Daniel Haley
Presidentâ€™s Circle ($1,000 to $2,499) (Cont.) Owen and Joann Halloran Heritage Homes, Inc. Home and Office Cleaning Service Dick and Judith Hoogendoorn E. Stanley and Ann Howlett s William* and Stacey Howlett Dr. James Huang Elizabeth Isenberg * s Jack K. Newman Golf Classic Dr. Ayaz Khan William Kirchgasser Stephen and Jacquelyn Kuno s Lane Furniture Larry C. and Marlinda L. LaValley * s Laraine P.* and Mike Lee s Roger B. and Audrey Linden s Dr. Jose and Gina Lizardi Dr. Jason and Susan Lorenc Dr. James and Elizabeth Lyons Margaret Madden and Tom Sokol Martin and Sarah Manley s Dr. G. Michael and Barbara Marescas Egon and Bozica Matijevic s Patricia A. Matthews * s William Melchior Eleanor Menz s George* and Denamarie Mina North Country Savings Bank s Randy and Deanna* Page s Charlotte Ramsay s CT and Penelope Rattan s Terence and Nancy Reed s Nancy Rutledge * Robert and Jackie Sauter s Everett and Jackie* Scanlon Dr. Jay and Paula Schechter s Marylou Scott Ronald and JoAnne Scott s SeaComm Federal Credit Union s Sergi's Italian Restaurant & Banquet Hall James and Michele Sheehan Earl and Celia Sheldon s Sigma Phi Epsilon David M. and Patricia Speer s Stewart's Shops Dr. Alexandru and Jean Stoian s SUNY Potsdam s Bevin Taillon * Dr. Magendra and Rashmi Thakur James and Abbe Theodore Tri-Town Minor Hockey Bantam Team Leo J. and Sandra I. Villeneuve s
James Westerfield, Volunteer
Margaret Vining s Wendy Wais * Wal-Mart Supercenter Brooks Washburn Robert and Beverly Washburn s Sarge and Lynn Whittier s Brian and Robin Wilkinson
Craig and Julieanne Painter Pepsi Cola Bottlers Potsdam Specialty Paper s Price Chopper's Golub Foundation Project Pink Steve and Marcia Putman William and Kathy Putnam s Dr. Reinier Ramirez Robert J. and Sheila T. Sassone s Bob and Mary Scott s Bonnie Severance * Darcy L. Taylor * Spencer and Patti Thew Lloyd and Beverley Vienneau s Brian P. Watson s Carolyn M. White s Steven and Joyce Yianoukos s Zumbathon
Founder ($500 - $999) Carlos Alberto * s Alfred and Dr. April Bender s Dr. Gary Berk s Eydie Bovay * Thomas and Barbara* Burcume Sandra Burns * Peter Carls John and Ann Carvill Varick and Judy Chittenden s Dr. Martin and Maja Clark Louise Clemens s Jodi L. Colby * s Kenneth and Carol Coskran s William D. and M. Kathleen Demo s Tom DeRosa* and Liz Regosian Brenda Devine * s Drs. John Dewar and Sandra McCloy s First Crush Coffee & Wine Bar Arthur and Mary Ellen Frackenpohl s Scott and Carol Goldie LeRoy and Diane Hansen s Thomas and Renee Holsen s Robin H. and Patti F. Lock Dennis Maid * Molly Malone * Joel and Betty Merriman s Richard W. Miller Margaret Minotti NCC Systems, Inc. Ellen Nichols * s 6
George Rossi, Volunteer
James , Chris and Peggy Theodore 7
James’ Mom, Peggy, also has a long history here. “She was active on the Potsdam Guild when I was growing up,” James recalls. About ten years ago Peggy became a Eucharistic Minister at Trinity Episcopal Church, and she started bringing communion to our patients. Eventually, Peggy became a Deacon of the Church, and then Deacon Vicar at St. Phillips in Norwood – a full-time job she’s just retired from. Through the years, Peggy has been very active on the Hospital’s Spiritual Care Committee, and can often be found at a patient’s bedside.
ospital Board Member James Theodore tells me his relationship with Canton-Potsdam Hospital officially began “at birth”. He and his three sisters were all delivered at CantonPotsdam Hospital, by “the legendary” Dr. Marshall Stevenson. James’ next experience at CPH came a few days before he was to start kindergarten. “We were playing Batman and Robin,” he recalls, “and I tripped, and hit the brick wall of our house, and fractured my skull. Dr. Mina fixed me up.” But this story, of a family’s relationship with our Hospital, really begins well before that.
Given the family ties, it was perhaps inevitable that James would get involved here, too. He attended college locally, and then went to Pace University in Westchester County. After several degrees, James returned home to Potsdam, and went to work at Smith Barney with his father. Soon after, he met Abbe Wells, also a local girl, who had attended Clarkson and was working at Alcoa. They married 7 years ago, and their daughter Grace and son Christos were both born at CPH. “The doctors and nurses at CPH took great care of Abbe and our newborns,” James says.
James’ father, Chris, emigrated from Greece in the 1950’s, to work at his uncle’s restaurant in Lake Placid. “He’s an awesome chef,” James laughs, “but he was really more interested in finance.” By 1967 Chris was here in Potsdam, managing the local Smith Barney branch. “Right from the beginning, Dad was very committed to helping the Hospital and community,” James recalls. Chris served on several Hospital committees, and was a leader during the Hospital’s campaign to build a new ER in the 1980’s. Chris joined the Foundation Board in 1992, and was elected to serve as Chair in 1994. He set an ambitious goal to raise more than $100, 000 that year, and to have 50 donors each contribute $1,000. The rest of the Board was skeptical, but once Chris puts his mind to something, it happens.
“A few years ago, Don Dangremond and Ed Mucenski approached me about joining the Hospital Board,” James says. “I was born here, my family always received great care here, and I have always been very proud of my parents’ contributions to the Hospital. Why would I say no?”
The Linda Richards Society
inda Richards, America’s first nurse, was born in West Potsdam in 1841. She was one of five students enrolled in the first nursetraining program at New England Hospital for Women and Children. They worked 16 hours a day, and slept in the wards along with their patients. Pay was $1 per week, with 3 hours time off every 14 days. Linda was the only student to complete the program, and in 1873 she received the first nursing diploma issued in the United States. Miss Richards went on to devote her life to serving others, as a nurse and nursing teacher. In her honor, our Foundation created the Linda Richards Society, which recognizes those who help others through their annual gifts to our Hospital.
The Foster and French Society
equests from Henry Foster and Gilbert French created our Hospital in 1920, and today bequests continue to help us move forward.
Bequests are added to our Hospital’s long-term investments, where they help secure the future of our Hospital and the health of our community. Your bequest or planned gift is the “last, best way” to demonstrate your values. Please consider including the Hospital Foundation in your estate plans. We welcome you to contact our office for more information.
Ways to Give OUTRIGHT GIFTS: Cash, check, publicly-traded stock, credit card, or online gifts are gratefully accepted. These gifts immediately “go to work” for the Hospital. The Annual Fund (also called the Linda Richards Society) supports the purchase of new equipment and the expansion of programs and services. Unless they request to be anonymous, all members of the Linda Richards Society are included in this annual report and on a donor list, which changes annually, near the main entrance to the Hospital. Memorial Gifts are a unique way you can honor the memory of a special person. Those for whom we have received more than $100 in memorial donations are permanently listed in a display near the main entrance to the Hospital. Gifts of Gratitude are a special way to say “thank you” to a physician, nurse, or other health care provider, for taking care of you or a loved one. We’ll be sure to let the honoree know about your thoughtful donation! Many companies match charitable gifts made by employees, retirees, and directors. We encourage you to enquire whether your company will do the same. SPECIAL GIFTS: Individuals donating $2,000 or more in a single year for the first time may choose to have an engraved brick added to our donor walkway. Gifts of $25,000 or more may be recognized by naming a specific hospital room, department, or service, as appropriate. PLANNED GIFTS: Any gift that you decide to give now, but that we do not actually receive until some time in the future, is a “planned gift.” The simplest to make, and by far the most common, is a bequest in your will. If you already have a will in effect, a simple codicil may be added to include the Hospital Foundation. Other types of planned or deferred gifts may give you special income and/or tax advantages. They can play a valuable role in strengthening your own long-term financial health, while enabling you to leave a lasting legacy that would perhaps not otherwise be affordable. We would be happy to work with you and your attorney or financial advisor on a gift from your IRA, a charitable gift annuity, trust, or gift of life insurance. For more information on any of these ways to give, please contact the Foundation. 10
Lyndsay Macagg and Emily Nolan 11
“The best thing about being a CPH volunteer is meeting all of the other volunteers, having a good time, and spending money in the Gift Shop. Volunteers get a shop discount, and I think many of us are also the Shop’s best customers!”
olunteer and Events Coordinator Lyndsay Macagg knows she’s not supposed to play favorites among her 125 volunteers. But she’s spotted regularly, having lunch with one of them, in the Hospital cafeteria. “That’s my Gram,” she laughs. “We often have lunch before her shift starts.”
It’s also pretty nice to hang out with her grand-daughter, of whom she’s visibly proud. Lyndsay worked her way through Clarkson, and was hired soon after graduation, as a database analyst here at the Hospital. Almost three years ago she stepped up to a new challenge and became our Volunteer and Community Events Coordinator. Just like her Gram, Lyndsay also commutes 40 miles each way, five days a week, from her home in Fine.
“Gram,” is Emily Nolan, who has volunteered at the CPH Guild’s Gift Shop for the last two years. To say she’s devoted is an understatement. The 75-year old lives in Oswegatchie, and drives 40 miles, each way, for her weekly volunteer shift. When I ask the obvious question: “why does she do it?” her response is straight forward. “Because I want to. It’s for a very good cause, and I enjoy doing it.”
It’s not always easy. “The weather can be awful,” she says. “And leaving our young son each morning tugs at my heart. But I love my job. I’m a people-person,” Lyndsay says. “I have gotten so close to many of the volunteers that they are more like friends to me.”
If the commute doesn’t faze her, it’s because Emily is accustomed to challenges. She was born in Ogdensburg during the Great Depression, the youngest of 17 children. Her parents were Irish immigrants, and her five oldest siblings were born in Ireland. As an adult, Emily worked 45 years in the finance department at Newton Falls Paper Mill, while raising her three children. (No way that she was having 17 kids of her own, she jokes.)
Or maybe, more like family.
Now, after a “lean” childhood and decades of hard work, Emily is enjoying her retirement. 12
2010 At A Glance Division Foundation Board Hospital Board CPH Medical Staff CPH Management CPH Employees
Number of Donors Dollars Donated 18 14 29 8 183
Corporate Members Corporations Small Businesses Vendors Guilds Organizations Friends of the Hospital Deceased Total
88 19 34 6 2 24 536 4 965
$ Received by Purpose Unrestricted Gifts Other Donor - Restricted Constructing Healthier Communities Campaign Non-Cash Gifts
66,939.50 31,542.00 10,139.00 7,400.00 118,918.08 48,651.84 205,392.73 455.00 $611,708.58
224,342.69 148,220.59 235,841.30 3,304.00
13,723.00 15,500.00 32,371.95 19,182.15 41,493.33
Memorial and Honor Gifts We were grateful to receive gifts in memory or honor of the following people in 2010: In Memory Of: Gary P. Avery Dominick and Josephine Carbone Larry C. Chase John W. Covell Bernard and Celeita Greene Diane Hasper Kimberly Hasper Timothy Patrick Hennessy Florence Kabacker Hirsch Ralph E. Janaro Waldo Kearns Margaret Kirkey Lynne Matson, LPN Mary Jean McGee Tony Miller Jack K. Newman Madeline M. Nichols Denise Newman-Paquette Harrison Peck, Jr. Bruce C. Potter James and Anna Regan Fritz Renick Floyd Richey Lena L. Rogers Dr. Robert T. Rogers Edith Wiegandt Emmaline Schiavone Harriet Siechen Frances E. Silvernell
Frank and Carolyn Sisson Doris Speer Wiltz James Tiel Lavina Typhair Anthony J. Weber Edith Wiegandt Linda Wilson
In Honor Of: Laura J. Cordts Stephanie Oâ€™Brien Robert Rogers,II Patricia Ryan Becky Van de Water Peter Van de Water Margaret P. Vining
Hockey Puck Run Benefits Hospital For the 5th consecutive year, the brothers of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity at Clarkson University, and the sisters of Kappa Delta Sigma sorority at St. Lawrence University, teamed up to “run the puck” between Clarkson and SLU on the evening of the Clarkson/ SLU hockey games. This year’s fund-raiser generated$1,730 to benefit the Canton-Potsdam Hospital Foundation. Since starting the puck run, more than $10,000 has been contributed to benefit the Hospital. Shown here from left: Sigma Phi Epsilon members Gregory Desing and Patrick Hughes, Kappa Delta Sigma member Cathleen Turcotte, and Sigma Phi Epsilon member Todd Coleman, with this year’s contribution.
Price Chopper Donates to Hospital More than 50 local and regional businesses contributed to our Foundation last year; including Price Chopper, which donated $500 shortly after opening their new stores in Potsdam and Canton. Annual fund gifts like theirs helped our Hospital purchase equipment to enhance patient care; including a new nurse-call system for inpatient units, and multi-function monitors of the emergency department. Shown here from left are associates at the Canton Price Chopper: including Paul Bonewell, General Merchandise Manager; Kevin Walz, Deli First Clerk; Scott Manning, Co-Manager; Tim Guyette, meat cutter; Foundation Executive Director Laura Cordts; and Nicole Fisher, Produce First Clerk.
Erin Triolo – In Her Own Words “I was born at Canton-Potsdam Hospital in 1978. My mother had an emergency C-section for a prolapsed umbilical cord, which was discovered by the labor and delivery nurse, Carol Gallagher. I grew up in Norwood, and left the area after college. I recently returned to the North Country to accept a job at CPH. I am now a labor and delivery nurse, helping to bring new babies into the world. My first week of work at CPH, I worked with a nurse who was about to retire. It was Carol Gallagher, my Mom’s labor nurse 31 years ago. It was an honor to have the opportunity to thank her for saving my life.”
Erin Triolo and Carol Gallagher 17
Sarah Close – In Her Own Words “This Hospital has been a part of my life for 28 years, and I’m sure it will continue to be for a long time. My father (Dr. Jan S. Close) began working here in 1982. He used to bring me to the Hospital with him when he would do rounds. He would plunk me down with Bonnie Daniels, the ward clerk in the Critical Care Unit, and I would “help” her work (or so I thought.) Now, in 2011, Dad is still working in the Hospital ER, and I’m an RN in the CCU, working right next to Bonnie Daniels. Now I sit in my own chair, though, and not on Bonnie’s lap!”
Bonnie Daniels and Sarah Close 18
Lisa Pitts, Susan Jones, Stephanie Moncrief, Dawne Barkley, Dr. Michael Mullen, Emergency Department
Leader ($250 - $499) Michael and Nancy Alzo s Stanley and Verna Anderson s James and Audrey Autenrith s Dr. Cynthia Baltazar Barrett Paving Materials Inc. s Dr. Florence Bero and Matthew Arnold Sara Bonnell * s Hortense Brown s Shirley Bryant (D) Floyd and Marie Callahan s Margaret Cardinal Charles and Mary Ellen Carvel s Jerry and Judy Chase s A.W. Collins Corp. Amusement and Vending s Michael C. and Kathy Crowe Alan W. Cunningham Leo and Katherine Curro David and Sandra Demarest s Donna Doig Dan* and Jonnie Dorothy s Rebecca M. Dufour * s Roger and Cynthia Dusharm
Stephen and Karen Butler Easter s BPO Elks #2074 Eileen Elmer s Teresa Fenton * William and Jane Fiesinger Dr. Stephen and Deborah Fisher s Judith C. Gibson s Rita Goldberg s Charles F. and Linda B. Goolden s Gray and Gray, CPA's Jorge Grillo * Fran* and Sheldon* Hall s Edward Jacot s Sandra Jensen * Dennis and Nancy Jones Josie's Little Pizzeria Philip Kahn Patricia C. Kelly * s John and Linda Kenny Dr. Nick and Susan Knowles Josip and Stanka Kratohvil s Claire LaGarry Patricia Larabee * s Peter and Barbara Laspina Canton Lions Club Lyndsay Macagg * 19
Magnussen Furniture John and Mary Maroney Barbara Marten Carol Mason * Robert and Betsey Matteson Sharon Matthys s Keri Merchant * MLMIC s Jeffrey H. Morgan * Jay R. and Barbara A. Nagel s NBT Bank - Potsdam Kate Newell North Country Dental Services Erin O'Connor * s Richard and JoAnne Partch s Duane and Laurean Pelkey June Peoples and Joel Hurd Michael* and Barbara Pinkerton s Pinto Mucenski Hooper Van House & Co. John and Judy Plonka Potsdam Booster Club, Inc. David and Lya Powers Joseph and Cynthia Randi s Marcia D. Reutershan s Betsy B. Robinson s
Leader ($250 - $499) (Cont.) Robert and Meredith Rocca s Phoebe Rogerson John and Marilyn Ross Philip and Lorene Royce s Shirley A. Russell s John and Ann Schorge s Mary M. Sergeant Michael * and Janice Sexton s William N. and Mandy Sloan Shirley Sochia * s Jennifer Starnes * Daniel and Ann Sullivan Mary Jo Sutton * s Jason C. Sweet * Jane Thomas * Frank* and Michele Vaisey s Dr. Kris and Alecia Van Wagner Marion Vanden Heuvel * Noreen von Borstel * John C. and Georgia G. Vose s Lowell Warner and Lisa Miemietz Dr. Andrew and Sharon Williams Joseph Wood * s Peter and Kathy Wyckoff s Tom and Suella Young s Pam and Steve Yurgartis
Member ($100 - $249) Adirondack Regional Fed. Credit Union Argent's Jewelry and Coin Shop Donna Arquette * David P. and Tandy L.* Ashley Madeline Ashley * Nancy Avery Robin Avery * Lisa Ayers * Paul and Debra Backus Baldwin Acres, Inc. s Gerald and Beverly Ballou George Barney Barstow Motors, Inc. Herbert and Constance Bartholomew John and Rose Bartholomew Basham One Enterprises James and Gail Baxter Nazarine Bellardini s Daniel Bigelow Chester and Eve Bisnett s Richard and Ann Bitely s Gladys J. Blair Bob and Patty Blickwedehl
Donald and Karen Blount s Erik and Elizabeth Bollt Michael and Betsy Bommer Leo and Yvonne Bond Lori Bosjolie * Joseph and Arlene Bouvier Bonnie S. Boyd Boyden Brook Body Works Alan and Marcia Bradley s Charles and Alfreda Bradt s Ogden and Libby Brandt Joseph Bregg J. Herbert Brennan Joseph and Alberta* Briggs s Maxine Briggs * Barbara A. Bromley * s Robert Bromley * s Lynn Brothers * Thomas and Sallie Brothers Helen Brouwer Severn Brown and Sally Street s Charles J. Bullard Thomas* and Jessie Burcume Jennifer Burghardt * Donald and Peggy Burlingame s Robert R. and Ellen D. Burns s Helen Butchino Salvatore and Lisa M. Cani s Francis and Laurie Cappello Bernard and Barbara Carkner Geraldine Casey s Richard J. and Katherine Casey Rick and Pat Cassara John and Sondra Castle Doris Chenier Seth and Marlene Chichester s Michele Claffey * John Clark W. Russell and June Clark s Clark Insurance Agency The Clarkson Inn Dustin Clary Thomas and Melissa Cloce William and Carol Coakley Theodore Cobb and Family Mark C. and Cynthia Coleman Darlene Coller * Steve and Suellan Collins s Carl and Mary G. Colton ContiTech Thermopol, LLC Earl W. Cook Elise Cook s Robert E. Copeland Thomas and Sharon Corneau Norvelle Cougler s Rebekah Covell s Gerald and Betty Crump 20
Susan Crump * William and Alice Cullen Thomas Curry Margaret Curtin s Ann Watkins Custard Duncan and Lois Cutter s Catherine Dalton s Tom and Joan Dalton James F. and JoAnne Danehy Michael and Suzanne Danehy Michael Davenport and Karen Barr David A. Davis Kathryn E. Davis * John Dempsey Linda L. Dewan Joseph and Ruth DiGiovanna Barbara Dodds s Noelle Dominy Evan and Alice Donnelly Linda Donovan * Jacqueline Dow * Shirley DuBois * s Steven and Keely Dunshee John R. and Barbara Durkin * s Karen Edwards Patricia A. Ellis * s Jed Engles Frederick and Charolotte Ernst Joan Eurto Evans and White Ace Hardware s Jane C. Fallon s Stephen and Maureen Farina Lee and Ellen* Farrington
Randy McDonald, OR
Susan and Dr. Terry Knowles
“That’s an interesting story,” she tells me. “My friend Lynda Karpick accepted a job at CPH as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist. In talking to physician recruiter Carlos Alberto, Lynda’s husband mentioned that I was his Family Nurse Practitioner, and that Nick was in family practice residency. That really set things in motion!” When Susan helped Lynda move here, Carlos invited Susan to do an interview. “I loved the staff, the opportunity, and the area,” Susan recalls. “One month later, Nick and I flew back up here so he could interview. The airlines lost his luggage, so we had to scramble for clothes. One of the other nurse anesthetists lent him some, and Carlos even lent a sports coat for the interview!”
r. Terry “Nick” Knowles took a round-about path to medical school….stopping in all 48 contiguous United States along the way.
“I held several different jobs in my 20’s and early 30’s,” he tells me, “but didn’t really have a career.” So he quit, and spent a year traveling the country and living, primarily, in his car. “It was a Chrysler LeBaron four-door,” he laughs. “It was plush. The front seat folded all the way down. Plenty of room for sleeping.” During that year, he read a lot, visited friends and family, sometimes relied on the kindness of strangers, and “tried to come up with a philosophy of life.” Somewhere along the road, an idea surfaced: to become a physician. “I didn’t tell anyone,” he tells me. “I just let it percolate.”
Susan moved here first, early in 2009, to become Director of the Clarkson University Student Health Service, which is run by the Hospital. For 18 months they lived 12 hours apart, until Dr. Knowles completed his residency and moved here midway through 2010.
By year’s end, he was certain. So he moved to Morgantown West Virginia to work and complete the few undergraduate courses he needed for medical school, then enrolled at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. “I originally thought I might become a Psychiatrist,” he says, “but I’m interested in everything, and was drawn to a more holistic approach. I was fascinated by the connections between lifestyle and health, so I chose Family Practice.”
“I was so fortunate to join an established practice, and I’ve been booked since my first week,” he says. “I love it here: getting to know my patients, spending time outdoors, and the small town atmosphere. Where else would a physician recruiter literally lend his own coat for an interview? How good is that?”
Along the way Dr. Knowles met his wife, Susan, who is a Nurse Practitioner. He was interested in learning more about alternative medicine, and she was coordinating a Reiki class, which he signed up for. It was Susan who eventually brought Dr. Knowles to the North Country.
It’s good. Definitely better than sleeping in the LeBaron.
Member ($100 - $249) (Cont.) Charles and Beatrice Farrell Fellnor Edward and Barbara Ferguson Kathleen Fitzgerald and Bob Josephson Peter W. FitzRandolph and Ann Spies Amy and Tim Flack s Philip B. and Nancy S.* Foisy Deborah Forget * Deborah Fountain * Robert M. and Mary K. Fraser s Guy and Kay Frederick Matthew G. French John Fries and Carol Rossi-Fries Laura Fuller * Ward Geddes Katie Geidel Father Garry Giroux Patricia Glover s Anne Goodwin Lois Graham Brian and April Grant Colleen Grant * s Aaron T. Graves John I. and Janet H. Green Green Funeral Home s Jon R. and Linda R. Greenwood William and Dawn Gregory Milner Grimsled Francis and Patricia Hall Shane and Lisa Hall Tom and Donna* Hall
Jeremy Huto and Candy Welcher Environmental Services
Barbara Hance s Elizabeth Hawley Louise Hazen * Megan Hazen * Cynthia Hennessy s Ronald J. Hill Gary S. and Sally Hoose Hoot Owl Express Philip and Eleanor Hopke s Gerald P. and Shirley Hourihan Mia Hourihan * s Daniel and Jane Hurley s Richard J. Hurley s Roger and Helen Hutchinson s Amy Irish-Bicknell * s Richard and Patricia Irwin Helen Janaro Michele Jantzi * s Dennis Jay * s Lucille Jock * Neil and Marilyn Johnson s Stuart and Wanda Jones Eugene and Carolyn Kaczka s John Kaplan David and Diane Keller s Joseph and Dine Kennedy s Rita Kilcoyne Jerre and Jean Kilroy Barbara King Brian and Judy Chase Kirkey Kathleen Kirschner s David and Susan Kirwan Kiwanis Club of Potsdam John and Barbara Klemens Canton Knights of Columbus Jerry R. and Ruth L. Kreuzer s Cynthia LaBounty * s Larry and Joyce Lalonde John A. and B. Christine Lancaster Thomas W. Lascell s Sally LaVare Kevin* and Cynthia Lawrence Michael J. LeCuyer * Thomas Lee and Marie LaLone s Lekki Hill Duprey & Bhatt, P.C. Michele Leroux * Mark and Jeanne Leuthauser Ted and Lisa* Levison William J. and Patricia A. Lewis s Dr. Sun and Julie Liauw Norfolk Lions Club Dan and Theresa* Liscum Dr. Colleen Livingston Estela Llamas Judith Longshore s Lisa D. Losey * s Paul and Mindy Loucks 23
Joey Black, Emergency Department
Blaine Love * M.M. Hayes Co. Inc. MacFadden-Dier-Leonard Agency, Inc. Mick and Sheila Maguire s Alfred W. and Laurie Maki s William and Rita Manning Debra Marques-Seaman * Linda Mason * What Cheer Masonic Lodge No. 689 Thomas and Susan Matthews Mary Mayette Robin McClellan Arlene McEwen James and Phyllis McFaddin Raymond McGee (D) Patrick and Jean McGuire Lennelle McKinnon Edward and Joyce McNamara s Robert D. McNamara * s Mary Jean (Bonnie) McNichol s Joel Menard * Richard and Sandra Merchant Rosemary Misiaszek Stephanie Moczydlowski * Fay E. Molnar s Dick and Peggy Mooers James* and Sandra* Moore s Corey Mousaw Hamsa and Rangaswamy Mukundan Kathryn L. and Brian Mullaney Richard* and Kelly* Mundy s Andrew and Frances Neer Alex and Carol Neubert North Country This Week s
Kevin Hartigan, Patient Registration
Member ($100 - $249) (Cont.) Northern Interiors Northern Music & Video s Shirley S. Norton s Amy Nugent * Alan J. and Rita J. Ostrander Dr. Daniel and Nancy Palmateer s Lawrence Palmer Kathryn Paquin * Steven R. Parker Mary Peck Betty Peckham s David and Jean Peggs Penski, Inc. Stephen and Laura Perry Tim and Terry Phalon Michael Pinard * s Lisa Pitts * Annette R. Plante s Leon Plumadore * s Evan W. and Janice Poole s Steve and Patricia Poste Donald and Nancy Potter s Tom and Carol Pynchon R.S.I. Roofing Avis Ragan Adhish Rajkarnikar * Joseph and Helen Randi Gerald Regan Robert and Marie Regan Sally A. Remington * s Wanda Renick Frederick A. and Mary Rexford Arlene Roach * s
Teddra Roberts * s Tod Robertson * s Geoffrey and Sandra Rogers Sarah L. Rogers George and Paula Roll Evangeline Rorke Lynn Rose * Dr. Todd and Rosanna Sanders Dr. John Savage Timothy and Jill Savage Albert and Gail Schaberg s Roberta Scharf George Seaver s Arthur H. and Patricia M. Sennett Hung Tao and Hayley Shen s Wally and Tina Siebel s Terri Simzer * Smalling Motel South Mary L. Smith Susan Smith * Carla Snell * Lyne Soulia * s William D. and Harriet Spencer s Linda Stanka * Joseph and Leigh Stark Ruth Stauffer Jocelyn Steggert * Patricia Stein * s Paul and Sandra Steinberg Emmy Stevenson * Lisa Stickney * Linda Stone Stretton Enterprises, Inc. Shankar and Jane Subramanian s Judy Sultzer * Cindy Swinyer * s Tammy Sykes * Sharalee Tacchino * Cynthia Tanner * Richard Taylor Joseph Tebo * Melissa M. TenEyck * s Walter and Sherry Theobald Chris and Margaret Theodore s Roger and Mary Jane Thompson s Kenneth and Catherine Thygesens Carl and Barbara Tiel Donald Tompkins James and Maureen Triolo s Dr. Michael and Gail Tulloch Dennis Tuper s Elsie Tupper Renee Typhair * s Sarah L. Van de Water s Randy VanBrocklin * Laurie Vavra * s Michael Villeneuve 24
Lawrence and Olga Virgil Peter and Coralee Wallen John and Maureen Ward Shirley Washburn Robert N. and Patricia Wells s Alerick Welsh Gwendolyn White James D. and Sharon I. White s White's Flowers Byron and Ruth Whitney David and Solange Wiest William Wilcox and Liya Regel s Harold W. and Barbara J. Wilder s James A. and Kathleen Williams Lee and Elizabeth Williams Maxine Williams s Dan Wilson and Claudette VanEss Natasha Wolpin * Nancy Wood * s Robert H. and Deany M. Wood Perry H. and Janet Yaw Terri Young * Nicholas and Denise Zevos s Petr and Radmila Zuman Associate (Under $100) Norbert and Joanne Ackermann Ann Adams Cheryl M. Adler Mary Aiken
Pat Matthews, Information Systems
care and concern” from the Hospital staff for 29 years, until he passed away in 2000.
ancy Bush doesn’t quite know where to start when I ask about her relationship with our Hospital. She’s a Hospital employee. So was her Mom, Beulah, who worked in our laundry for 18 years. Nancy’s also a frequent patient. And so were her children.
Three years later, Dean needed a liver transplant. He’d contracted hepatitis B when he was a young boy, because of his hemophilia. So Nancy donated 60% of her liver to Dean, and hospital employees donated enough to help pay Dean’s mortgage for eight months while he recovered. “The day I left for Rochester for the transplant, I was handed an envelope. When I opened it, money just fell out all over the floor. More than $3,000. That card was signed by staff I didn’t even know!”
“I had two sons, Dean and Georgie. Both had hemophilia, and they were ‘frequent fliers’ at the Hospital when they were growing up,” she tells me. The boys were looked after by Dr. Bokat, Dr. Kay, and Dr. Berk. And of course, by all the nurses. “Everyone knew the Bush Boys,” Nancy laughs. “They lived on the edge, and chose to ignore the fact that they were hemophiliacs. They were not the easiest patients. Georgie even ‘fired’ Dr. Kay several times!”
Since donating her liver, Nancy has had ongoing complications related to surgical scarring and adhesions, which put her in the Hospital as a patient “several times.” “The support I receive here is wonderful,” Nancy tells me. “Where else could you work, and be so completely cared for?”
Nancy was at the Hospital so frequently that a nurse jokingly suggested she should get a job here. It sounded like a good idea, so 27 years ago Nancy joined the CPH workforce. She’s been a ward clerk “everywhere”, and has been full time in the Operating Room for 16 years. “This is my other family,” she smiles. “And I’m just as loyal to CPH as I am to my “real” relatives.”
Recently, Nancy was here for a much more joyous occasion: to meet her brand new great-grandbaby. That’s five generations of her family, all intertwined with CantonPotsdam Hospital. Nancy smiles broadly. “Our Hospital Family Tree just keeps on growing.”
The “Hospital Family” has also been loyal to Nancy. Her son Georgie received “wonderful 26
Nick Pomainville and Charles Sweesy, Environmental Services
Associate (Under $100) (Cont.) Melbern and Grace Aldous Mark and Lynne Allen Jim and Katherine Allott Elizabeth Ames Lydia Anderson-Howe * Candy Atkinson * Patrick and Judy Austin Dora Ayotte Phyllis R. Bailey s Constance H. Baker Lisa Baker * Phillip Baker Stephen J. and Cherie A. Baker s Kevin Ball and Ruth E. Baltus Naomi Balukjian Betty K. Bartlett Margaret Bass * Donald Bates * Gordon B. and Katharine Batson s Felicitas Baxter Jacqueline M. Beach * Peter and Barbara Beekman Shirley Belgarde s Maurice and Gale Bertrand Nelson and Rogene Bessette Richard and Linnie Bicknell Gail Bisonette Betty Bohan s Chuck and Sue Bolesh Scott and Donna Bonno Lenore Bovay s William W. Bradley Patrick and Kelley Brady
Kevin Bromley * Robert and Ann Bronson Mary Bucher Virginia Bullis Adam Bullock * Gizelle Bullock * Herbert V. and Agnes Bullock s Duane and Carol Burnap Rich and Kathy Burns Jacqueline Butterfield John and Anne Carberry James and Susan Carl s Edna R. Caron Leonard and Lynda Carvel Larry Casey, Diane Drummond and Families s Orrin and Mary Lou Caswell Brad and Julie Catling Cato-Meridian Central School Eileen Chaffee * LeAnne Champion-Barse * Peter and Wanda Chase Deborah Chase-Lauther * Gertrude Chatelle Jeannette Chevalier Chips Place Richard Christy s Richard and Elizabeth Clark s Roxanne Cliff Aaron and Barbara Clothier Robert and Dorothy Cole s Gary and Norma Jean Coloton Colton-Pierrepont Senior Racquetteers Andrew and Kathy Connelly Derry and Mardee Cooke 27
Anthony and Kerrie Cooper Kathy Cote John and Sharon Cotey Karen Cox * Aleesha Crobar * Anita Crowe Madeleine Cummings s Charles Cunha William and Crystal Cuthbert s Jacqueline M. Cutler s Albert S. and Marie Paule Dalbec Meg Davis Vonda Davis * Barbara Day s Dana Denhoff and Robin Duncan Donald and Constance Deno Richard and Jean Dent Elaine DeRitis * Erin Devine * Deborah Dillabough David and Jane Doiron Leslie Dollinger Elsie Dominy Suzanne and Mark Dougherty Diane M. Drummond Cheryl Durant Connie H. Dygert s Jean Dyke Richard and Linda Edwards s Baker and Dorothy Elliott s Jessica* and Jonathon Emlaw Durwyn and Marilyn Erickson J. Mark Erickson Jean Evans Daniel G. and Linda Lahey Fay Christine Fefee * Jenessa Fenton * Jesse and Stephanie Ferguson Judith Fetcie s Tony and Sarah Fiacco s George and Ginny Field Steven and Nancy Fletcher Hector and Joanne Foisy Tammy Foote * Lisa Ford Mark and Karen Franke Thomas and Carrie French Mike and Pat Furgal Clarke L. Gage s Daniel and Robin Gagliardi Paul and Joyce Galcik Gary and Ellen Galo s John and Christine Gamble Tammy Garner * Barbara B. Garrett David Gibson Jonathan Gilbo
Associate (Under $100) (Cont.) James and Sandra* Goliber Ronald and Sharon Gotham Gouverneur Correction Facility Carol L. Graham Harold and Patricia Granger William S. and Mary A. Grant James H. Green Martha Greene Agnes P. Guile Everett Halford (D) s Robin Hall * Donald Hamele Sylvia Haq Evan and Connie Harper Sidney and Linda Harrison Michael Hartley David R. and Luella M. Haskins Dr. David Hauerstock Patricia Hayden Elaine Hazen Tegan Healey * David Heidenreich s Brittany Hendershot * Clive and Sandra Henery Lenore Hennessey s Ann Herne Gerald A. Herne * Alda C. Hibbert Richard and Helen Hilts Kelly Hitchman Richard Holena Steve and Anne Hopkins Leslie Howard Roveletta Huiatt s Arthur and Diane Hurlbut G. Whitney and Elizabeth Irish Laurie Jerome * Nancy F. Johnston s Kent Jones Mark and Jill Josephs s Nancy S. Kear Isabelle Kearns s Kathleen Kelly Michael and Debra Kenny Helen Kenyon Elizabeth Kepes and Thomas Van de Water s Richard and Donna Kimball Sally Kirby Walter and Carol Ann Kissam s Kiwanis Club of Canton 11058 s Stephen and Lianne Knight Daniel and Denise Koser Brent and Julie Kuenzler s
Bonnie LaBaff * Cheryl LaDuke s Gerald and Susan Lambert Lou Ann Lange-Geise Fred and Margie LaPoint s Edwin LaRose * Shelly LaRose * Katherine LaShomb Catherine Lawrence John and Rita Lawrence Jeff and Nan Lazovik s Carolyn Leathers s Carolyn Leavitt Leon W. and Penelope LeBeau Donald and Maureen Leet Donald and Darlene Leonard Emma V. Levitt s Frank and Doris Lewis Feng-Bor and Meilee Lin Randy and Amber Lindsey Judy Lowell Christa Lyon Brian and Linda MacDougall John and Elizabeth Mahal Lita M. Maroney Tony and Linda Marra Anne Marsh and Wade Wheelock s Jodie Matice * Donna Matthys Thomas and Sarah Mavretish
Patricia Mayette Vivian McAllister s Kimberly McCarthy * Kathleen D. McDonald s Ronald and Geraldine McDonald Matthew and Nancy McKinley Dale and Stella McPherson William and Dorothy Mein Alan Merrill * s Jim and Stevie Michaelson Anita Miller Richard J. Miller Janet Moore s Mark S. Morales * Mary Ellen Morgan Cynthia Morin s Mort Backus and Sons Floyd and Ella Morter s Molly Mott Kimberly Murdock James and Virginia Myers s Nationwide Insurance George and Barbara Newman Kyrie Newtown Christopher and Andrea Nouryeh Daniel and Carolyn O'Connor Ogdensburg Correctional Facility Isabel O'Hanlon s Old Saratoga Muzzle Loading Club, Inc.
Bonnie LaBaff, Nutritional Services 28
Amy Fountain, Pt. Financial Servs.
Associate (Under $100) (Cont.) John and Susan Omohundro s Tim and Carol Opdyke s Rose Orologio *s Nancy E. Orologio Besaw s Michael Osoway * Charlotte Owsley Carl Palmisano * Jill A. Parker Irene M. Patterson Burton and Dorothy Peabody Tom and Marlu Peet John Pellegrino Daniel and Lenora Pepe Sandra Peterson Janet Pike Joan Pope Susan Powell L. Puccia and Company Clark and Nancy Putman Ramona Ralston Elbridge and Joan Randall Dianne Rawson * Rebecca Reames s Nancy Rehse Sigrid S. Reichert Dale L. and Christine Rexford Francis and Gloria Richards Bryan and Joyce Ringo s Kurtis and Pamela Rook Carl and Michele Rose Ashley Rovito * Elizabeth Rush Edmund and Kay Russell Ann Ryan John Sandwick
Nicholas Scelzi Esther C. Scott Alan and Janice Searleman Carl Sellers Bryan P. Shea Manola Sherman Donald Shoen Judith Sickles s Bruce and Susan Smeby Harvey and Mary Lynn Smith Louise C. Smith Marshall and Pauline Smith Richard and Mary Snell Harriett Snyder Allen and Julie Spadaccini Freda Spadaccini Louise Speer Barbara Spencer Rex and Sally Spicer Robert P. Stark Richard and Doris Stephan Irmgard Stephan s Leo D. and Karin Stephan Simone Grace Strack Herbert Sweet George and Josephine Swift Peter and Marcia Syrett Dean and Cynthia Talcott John F.and Kathy A. Taylor Kimberly Taylor * Lainie Taylor James and Charlene Tebo Josef and Barbara teRiele Brett and Pamela Thacher Mary Theisen s Gus and Mary Jean Thomaris s Norma Thomas Orin and Bonnie Thomas Zelda Thomas Carol Thompson * Jessica Thompson * Eileen Tierney Helena Tolman (D) s Melvin and Sandy Tomalty s Michael and Deborah Valley Alex and Linda Vangellow Lawrence and Joan Varney Lauri Vaska s Christine Versteeg Eugene and Ann Villeneuve Theresa Vine James and Judith* Wallace Dorothy Walsh s Kristine Washburn Stephen and Linda Watrous William* and Tammy Weaver s 29
Bill and Lorna Webb s Mark Weidner and Mary Anne Mackenzie Margaret Weitzmann s Doug Welch and Virginia Storey-Welch Grace A. Wells Kenneth and Martha West Leroy and Doris Weston Mary Lou Whalen * Danielle Wheat * Andrew and Kristen Whittier James and Janet Wightman Darrell and Daphna Williams s Diane M. Wilson Jerome Wilson Ingrid Wimmer Stacie M. Woodward * s Corey M. Zeigler Toby V. and JoAnn W. Zenger
Amy Irish-Bicknell, Administration
Canton-Potsdam Hospital Foundation Board of Directors 2011 Gary Canfield, Treasurer Judy Chittenden Joe Fitzsimons Scott Goldie Owen Halloran William Kirchgasser David Kirwan Jacquelyn Kuno, Vice Chair Eleanor Menz Dick Miller Steve Putman, Secretary Bill Putnam Penelope Rattan, Chair Maggie Vining Lowell Warner Brooks Washburn
Foundation Staff Barbara Burcume, Annual Giving Coordinator Laura Cordts, Executive Director
Photography - Chris Lenney Text - Laura Cordts
Backcover caption: Groundbreaking for the E.J. Noble Annex. From left; Standing: Dick Maginn, Ron Scott, Brooks Washburn, Penelope Rattan, Rick Jacobs, David Acker, Ed Mucenski. Seated: Terri Simzer and Charlotte Ramsay In bulldozer: Judy Chase 30
50 Leroy Street Potsdam, New York 13676 www.cphospital.org