Alice Hyde Medical Center Welcomes New Provider in Urology
Alice Hyde Medical Center is pleased to announce that Jill Hess, Physician Assistant, has joined Dr. Rayford Petroski at the Alice Hyde Urology Practice. 
Prior to joining Alice Hyde Medical Center, Ms. Hess cared for patients as a Urology Physician Assistant in the Southern Tier Region of New York. She brings 16 years of experience in the field of Urology. Ms. Hess completed her Bachelor of Science at D’Youville College in Buffalo, New York.  “Ms. Hess will be a valuable asset in providing excellent care to our patients,” said Dr. Petroski, Urologist at Alice Hyde Medical Center.  “She will be a wonderful addition to our team at Alice Hyde Urology.”
As a Physician Assistant, Ms. Hess is able to perform patient examinations, develop and implement treatment plans, perform minor procedures, order and interpret tests and studies, prescribe medications and counsel patients about prescribed therapeutic regimens and management of their health issues. “I’m very passionate about providing quality, patient oriented care,” said Ms. Hess.   “I’m excited to work with Dr. Petroski and help meet the needs of patients here in the North Country.”
Ms. Hess is currently seeing patients at Alice Hyde Urology Practice, located at 183 Park Street, Suite 3, in Malone.  She joins Dr. Rayford Petroski in providing comprehensive Urological Services for both adult and pediatric patients.  Common services and treatments include Enlarged Prostate, Laser Surgery, Kidney and Ureteral Stones, Hydrocele, Vaginal Slings, Cystocele Repair, Frequent UTI, Incontinence, Interstitial Cystitis, Hematuria, Erectile Dysfunction, Overactive Bladder, Vasectomy, Elevated PSA, Undescended Testes, Circumcision, Varicocele, and Kidney, Bladder, Prostate, and Testicular Cancer.  For more information, please call 518-481-2893.

Alice Hyde Medical Center Welcomes First Baby of the New Year

Welcome baby Grayson! Alice Hyde Medical Center welcomed its first baby of 2015, Grayson Michael Marshall, son of Mike and Sheena Marshall of Malone.  Grayson arrived at 12:25 am on January 1st.  He measured 19 inches long and weighed 6 pounds 7 ¾ ounces. He joins big brother Bentley.

Dr. Eleazar O’Garro of Alice Hyde Medical Center delivered Grayson. “It was a great experience, Dr. O’Garro was great,” said Sheena, who works in the lab at Alice Hyde Medical Center.  “She is a cool lady,” said Mike.   Each year, the Medical Center presents the parents of the first baby of the New Year with a basket of gifts. Baby Grayson received an assortment of gifts including a baby swing, bouncer, bottles, toiletries, blanket and gift card.

Jane Sevey, RN in the Family Maternity Center at Alice Hyde Medical Center said that there were three women in labor at midnight.  “It was a race to see who the first baby would be,” said Sevey.  In total, there were four babies born at Alice Hyde Medical Center on New Year’s Day.  In addition to Grayson, Shae Spinner, a girl, was born to parents Desiree Lawrence and Corey Spinner of Malone at 2:42 am; Essence Rae, a girl, was born to parents Tyne Clookey and Michael Geneway of St. Regis Falls at 7:37 am; Logan Pearson, a boy, was born to parents Clara Phillips and Cody Pearson of Moira at 11:21 pm. All four babies were delivered by Dr. O’Garro.


The Spirit of Giving at Alice Hyde Medical Center

The Medical/Surgical Department at Alice Hyde Medical Center adopted a family that was going through a difficult time this Holiday season.  The Med/Surg staff used a prize they won from the Medical Center Auxiliary to start the drive, and ultimately donated nearly $1,000 worth of gifts and clothing to the family.  While most of the department participated, those pictured here are, from left: Rubeena Chaudry, Jocelyne Lavoie, Clare Robert, Meagan Rousell, Sue McElwain, Sarah Martin, and Pat Gareau.  

Alice Hyde Medical Center employees joined together to participate in the “Miracle on Park Street” initiative and donate to the Toys for Tots program run by Catholic Charities.  Through their generosity they were able to provide Christmas gifts for 27 children, who otherwise would not have received much on Christmas morning.  Some individuals as well as whole departments participated.  Those pictured are, from left: Darlene LaBarge, Michelle St. Hilaire, Denise Lamica, Donna Andrews.

Alice Hyde Medical Center dedicated their annual Holiday Memory Trees on Wednesday, December 17, 2015.  The trees are decorated with 66 ribbons donated in remembrance of loved ones, and will remain in front of the Medical Center until after the holidays.  Reverend Billy Bond of Centenary Methodist Church in Malone led the dedication ceremony. Chateaugay Central School Vocal Group, Half Past Seven and the Chateaugay Senior Jazz Ensemble performed at the ceremony and throughout the Medical Center that day.  Pictured, from left: Douglas DiVello, CEO, AHMC; Tina Andrews-Perry, Volunteer Coordinator, AHMC; Rev. Billy Bond.  


Alice Hyde Medical Center Dedicates The Cohen Dental Center

On Tuesday, December 16, Alice Hyde Medical Center re-named its Dental Center the “Cohen Dental Center” in honor of former Malone residents, Bernard and Shirlee R. Krakauer Cohen.

Earlier this year the Cohen Family Trust graciously donated more than $400,000 to the Medical Center, which is the largest individual gift in the Medical Center’s history.  Both Cohens were dentists who had their office at the Flanagan Hotel in the mid 1940s and practiced in Malone for 39 years. Shirlee Cohen was also the school dentist at Chateaugay Central School from 1954 until 1974. When Frank Moerschell, Trustee of the Cohen Family Trust, presented the gift to the Medical Center earlier this year, he said that “This donation is a testament to their love for the community and the hospital.”

Friends of the Cohens gathered with Alice Hyde Medical Center physicians, staff, and board members to honor the Cohen’s legacy. Cohen family friend, John Mahoney, emphasized the couple’s humility and involvement in numerous hometown causes.   “We are very grateful for the Cohen’s generosity and are pleased to give our Dental Center the ‘Cohen’ name,” said Doug DiVello, President at Alice Hyde Medical Center.  “The Cohen’s memory will continue to be honored by the lives this gift touches.”

The dedication of the Cohen Dental Center at Alice Hyde Medical Center was celebrated by friends of the Cohen family.  From left: Dr. Leonardo Dishman, John Mahoney, Norm Dumont, Tom St. Mary, and Bryan Hughes.

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