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Uncontrolled bleeding is the number one cause of preventable death from trauma. STOP THE BLEED® is a national campaign that was created to better prepare the public to save lives by raising awareness of basic actions to stop life-threatening bleeding during an emergency. It was initiated by a federal workgroup […]

FDRHPO Provides Pulse Oximeters to Partner Organizations

During January and February, Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization’s (FDRHPO) telehealth network procured and distributed 465 pulse oximeters to several of its healthcare partners throughout Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties. The provision of these oximeters enables partners to implement borrowing programs for high-risk patients with COVID-19 or other […]

FDRHPO/SMC/Fort Drum MEDDAC Release Joint Statement About COVID Vaccine for Pregnant, Breastfeeding Women

LOCAL OB/GYN MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS ISSUE JOINT STATEMENT RECOMMENDING COVID-19 VACCINE FOR PREGNANT AND BREASTFEEDING WOMEN Statement Echoes National Obstetric Associations’ Assertion that the Vaccine is Safe & Effective WATERTOWN, NY, October 26, 2021 — Today, Samaritan Medical Center and the Fort Drum OB/GYN clinic jointly voice their recommendation that individuals […]

2021 Community Health Survey Findings Released

The 2021 Community Health Survey of adult residents in Jefferson, Lewis, and St. Lawrence counties findings report is now available. This survey has been completed every year since 2016 with the intent to support and plan future initiatives, monitor changes within the community, as well as raise community awareness through […]

DRE Press Release

DIABETIC EYE SCREENING EXAM AT PRIMARY CARE VISITS COULD HELP DETECT BLINDNESS Patients With Diabetes Encouraged to Ask About Retinopathy Screening Exam Watertown, NY —– North Country primary care doctors who have potentially sight-saving equipment made available through Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization (FDRHPO) are encouraging patients with diabetes […]