ADK Blood Center sets drives for July

PLATTSBURGH — The Adirondack Regional Blood Center will be conducting blood drives through July.

Here is the schedule:


Tuesday, July 2, Adirondack Medical Center, Redfield Room, Noon to 5 p.m.

Wednesday, July 3, CVPH Aud. B and C, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tuesday, July 9, Nicholville Fire Department, Noon to 3 p.m.

Tuesday, July 9, Brushton-Moira American Legion, 4 to 7 p.m.

Wednesday, July 10, Curtis Lumber, Plattsburgh, 8 to 11 a.m.

Thursday, July 11, Altona Fire Department, 4:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Friday, July 12, NYS DEC Headquarters Ray Brook, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Monday, July 15, Mountain Lake Services, Port Henry, Noon to 4 p.m.

Tuesday, July 16, Bloomingdale Fire Department, sponsored by Knights of Columbus, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, July 17, Massena Memorial Hospital, 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Friday, July 19, Clinton County Government Center Meeting Room, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Monday, July 22, West Chazy Fire Department, 4 to 7 p.m.

Tuesday, July 23, Malone Fire Department, 2:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Monday, July 29, Essex County Department of Social Services, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Tuesday, July 30, Bangor Fire Department, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, July 31, Alice Hyde Medical Center, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Blood collected by the Adirondack Regional Blood Center stays in the North Country, helping people at hospitals in Plattsburgh, Elizabethtown, Malone, Massena, Saranac Lake and Glens Falls.

The Donor Center is located at 85 Plaza Boulevard and is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Walk-ins are always welcome.

Learn more at or call 518-562-7406.


16th-annual Foundation of CVPH Mayor's Cup Bike Ride slated for July 7

WILMINGTON — The annual 52-mile Mayor's Cup Bike Ride returns July 7.

The route will take cyclists from Whiteface Mountain to University of Vermont Health Network, Champlain Valley Physician's Hospital in Plattsburgh. 

Cyclists taking this route should show up at CVPH before 7:30 a.m., when a shuttle will bring them to the mountain, where the ride will begin at 9. 

There will also be a 22-mile route from CVPH to Beekmantown Central School and back starting at 10 a.m. at the hospital. 

Registration before July 7 can be completed at Cost to register before July 7 is $40 for adults, $30 for ages 18 and under and 65 and over. Registration on July 7 increases $5. 

All proceeds will go toward the CVPH Travel Fund, which provides assistance to income-eligible residents of the North Country who must leave the region for health care not provided by CVPH.

For more information, visit



Nominations sought for Rural Health Champion awards

GLENS FALLS — The Adirondack Rural Health Network, a program of the Adirondack Health Institute, is seeking nominations for Rural Health Champions of the Year to recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to the health of rural residents in the region.

Rural Health Champions are individuals such as health care providers, patient advocates, public health officials, human services personnel and community-based organization program staff who demonstrate leadership and provide exceptional care and service to rural community members.

Nominations are being accepted for individuals in Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Warren and Washington counties through Friday, July 26. Champions will be announced at AHI's 11th-annual Leadership Summit, Thursday, Sept. 19, in Lake Placid.

Visit the ARHN web page at for a nomination form, which includes award criteria, and a list of previous award winners. For more information, contact Sara Deukmejian at


Linda McClarigan to be honored at 2019 Adirondack Health Foundation gala

SARANAC LAKE —  This year’s Adirondack Health Foundation gala pays tribute to the health system’s recently retired chief nursing officer, Linda McClarigan.

McClarigan, who will serve as Adirondack Health’s chief patient experience officer on a part-time basis through the end of the year, will be presented with the Dr. Edward L. Trudeau Award on Saturday, July 6 at the Lake Placid Conference Center.

She oversaw all aspects of patient care services across the organization while chief nursing officer. 

The Dr. Edward L. Trudeau Award honors those who demonstrate the qualities of courage, compassion and generosity in their service to Adirondack Health. 

For more information or to purchase tickets for this year’s gala, call the Adirondack Health Foundation at 518-897-2370 or visit