January 21, 2014

Health Notes: Jan. 21, 2014

Free flu clinic in Lake Placid today

LAKE PLACID — The Visiting Nurse Service of Northeastern New York, along with the Visiting Nurse Service Foundation, will offer a free flu clinic for the community today.

The clinic will be held from noon to 3 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. at The Courtyard by Marriott Lake Placid, 5920 Cascade Road.

Flu shots will be available to anyone regardless of ability to pay. People with no insurance are encouraged to attend. The shots will be available to adults age 18 and up. 

For more information or to pre-register, call the Visiting Nurse Service at 382-8050, Ext. 245.

New chief nursing officer at Adirondack Health

SARANAC LAKE — Adirondack Health recently elevated Linda McClarigan to the organization’s top patient-care position of chief nursing officer.

McClarigan, a registered nurse with more than 35 years of progressive patient-care experience, transitioned from interim chief nursing officer to her current leadership appointment in mid-December 2013.

McClarigan is responsible for the leadership, administration and evaluation of patient care for Adirondack Health.

She replaces Margaret Sorensen, who retired in late 2013 after serving as Adirondack Health’s chief nursing officer for several years.

‘Where the Heart Is’ raises awareness for Hospice Care

LAKE PLACID — Martha Gallagher takes to the Lake Placid Center for the Arts stage with her new one-woman show, “Where the Heart Is,” celebrating life in song, story and in-the-moment inspirations, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24.

Gallagher will also bring to the stage a partnership she and High Peaks Hospice and Palliative Care have created for 2014. Gallagher will entertain audiences but also hopes to help raise awareness about the mission of and services provided by Hospice through her songs and stories, a press release states.

CVPH Diabetes Support Group meets Jan. 28

PLATTSBURGH — The CVPH Diabetes Support Group is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, in the Medical Center’s cafeteria. 

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