AHMC Welcomes New Visions Class of 2014
Alice Hyde Medical Center welcomed twelve new students from surrounding schools to the 2013-2014 New Visions Program earlier this Fall. Students from Brushton-Moira, Chateaugay, Malone, St. Regis Falls, and Salmon River are participating in the fourteenth year of the New Visions Program, conducted in cooperation with Franklin, Essex, Hamilton BOCES.
This program offers area college-bound students a unique opportunity to see firsthand the rewards and challenges of being a health care professional.
Front Row, from left, Veronica Stauffer, Brushton-Moira; Becca Leroux, Salmon River; Brianna Brockway, Brushton-Moira; Courtney Bombard, Malone; Rachel Cook, Chateaugay; Katie Secore, Chateaugay; Makensy Bazdaric, St. Regis Falls, Emily Marshall, Malone; Second Row, Suzanne Shook, New Visions Instructor; Corey LaBounty, St. Regis Falls; Jacob Jacques, Brushton-Moira; Alexander LaFountain, Brushton-Moira; and Patrick McKernan, Brushton-Moira.
2013 William Clermont Scholarship Awarded to K. Taylor
Alice Hyde Medical Center (AHMC) is pleased to announce Karen Taylor as this year’s recipient of the William A. Clermont Scholarship. Karen graduated with honors from Clinton Community College with an AAS degree in Medical Technology. Karen works in the Laboratory Department. In January, she will continue her education online at Weber State University to obtain her BS degree in Medical Laboratory Science. Kathy Avery, Administrative Laboratory Director, highly commended Karen on all aspects of her initiative and quality of work.
The Clermont Scholarship Fund was established in 2008 in honor of Mr. William A. Clermont, hospital administrator from 1957-1974. Under his guidance and direction, several major additions and enhancements were made to the original hospital complex, including the creation of the Alice Hyde Nursing Home. This $500 scholarship was developed to provide current AHMC employees with a financial award and incentive to carry on the outstanding leadership and contributions to the advancement of health care at our medical center that Mr. Clermont exemplified so many years ago.
Auxiliary Donates $40,000 to Medical Center
The Alice Hyde Medical Center Auxiliary recently presented the AHMC Board of Directors with a plaque in honor of the Medical Center’s 100th Anniversary, and a check for $40,000. The Auxiliary’s generous donation is to be used toward the purchase of a Portable Ultrasound Unit for the Emergency Department.
The images captured by a Portable Ultrasound Unit play a pivotal role in assisting emergency medical professionals examine organs in real time. When faced with an emergency situation, the ability to make a rapid assessment of a trauma patient’s condition can save precious minutes and even a life.
The Auxiliary, which has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for the Hospital, contributes significantly to the growth and enhancement of our community Medical Center. Our Auxilians donate their time and talents to organize fundraisers every year for the purchase of state-of-the-art equipment and to support programs and services. The Auxiliary also dedicates funds to award scholarships to students who are pursuing higher education in the medical field.
The Auxiliary’s rich heritage of generosity began in 1911, when a group of women, joined by the hospital’s first president, Mr. John Badger, gathered to organize a ladies’ auxiliary. This was the first day of a century-long relationship between the auxiliary, the hospital, and community. The first auxilians were instrumental in the initial building of the hospital and to this day have contributed to the success and expansion of the Medical Center.
Join the auxilians in support of Alice Hyde Medical Center during this season of giving. Your gift remains local, increasing access to advanced medicine and helping families in our community all year long. Click here to make a charitable gift today.
Auxiliary President Marilyn Johnston (LEFT) presents a plaque and check for $40,000 from the Auxiliary to Alice Hyde Medical Center President and CEO, Douglas F. DiVello.