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MMH PT Department Sees Significant Increase in Patients

July 16, 2019

In recent months Massena Memorial Hospital’s Outpatient Physical Therapy staff have seen a significant increase in patient volumes. The number of patients has risen over twelve percent, while the number of procedures being carried out has risen twenty-five percent.

Marcil Named Administrative Director of Medical Imaging Services

July 12, 2019

Massena Memorial Hospital is pleased to welcome Jeremy Marcil, RT (R) (CT) to the staff. Jeremy assumes the role of Administrative Director of Medical Imaging Services following the retirement of Bob Elsner in May. 

Emily LaShomb, PT, DPT, Joins MMH Physical Therapy

July 11, 2019

Massena Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce that Emily LaShomb, PT, DPT, has joined the MMH Physical Therapy staff.

David DiSalvo, PT, DPT, Joins MMH Physical Therapy

July 11, 2019

Massena Memorial Hospital would like to announce that David DiSalvo PT, DPT, has joined the MMH Physical Therapy staff.

Jhaveri Internal Medicine Legacy Continues

July 08, 2019

Jayant Jhaveri, MD, Internal Medicine and his daughter, Sonja Jhaveri, MD. Dr. Sonja Jhaveri is continuing in her father’s footsteps in specializing in Internal Medicine.

MMH’s Facial Plastic Surgeon Promotes UV Safety

July 05, 2019

Massena Memorial Hospital’s Facial Plastic Surgeon Henri P. Gaboriau, MD, FACS, provides various health services, including skin cancer screenings, mole examinations and biopsies, and sun damage treatment. He wants to remind community members of how they can protect themselves and their loved ones from harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation.

David Bender Named CEO of Massena Memorial Hospital

June 28, 2019

Veteran Health Care Executive Will Oversee Creation of Turnaround Plan Pursuant to Management Agreement with St. Lawrence Health System

Physician Assistant Cassandra LaShomb Joins MMH Medical Group

June 25, 2019

Massena Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce that Physician Assistant Cassandra LaShomb has joined the MMH Medical Group staff. LaShomb sees children ages four and up through adulthood and is now accepting new patients. 

MMH Auxiliary Wraps Up Shoe Drive

June 21, 2019

The Massena Memorial Hospital Auxiliary’s Shoe Drive has officially ended, as the loading agent from Funds2orgs picked up the bags of shoes on Thursday morning. With the help of the community, the MMH Auxiliary collected 129 bags of shoes and exceeded their initial goal.

MMH Nurses Train with New Infusion Pump System

June 20, 2019

Registered Nurses at Massena Memorial Hospital recently completed training on brand new, Braun Space Infusion IV Pump System.

Free Hernia Screening Clinics Held Monthly at MMH

June 19, 2019

In honor of Hernia Awareness Month, Massena Memorial Hospital would like to remind the community that free Hernia Screening Clinics are held at the hospital each month.

Massena Farmers Market Starts in July

June 13, 2019

The Massena Farmers and Artisans Cooperative Market will begin on July 11, 2019 and run through October 27, 2019. Massena Memorial Hospital and Tractor Supply co-sponsor the Massena Farmers Market and will host the event on different days weekly, rain or shine.

MMH Moves Forward with Significant Changes to Hospitalist Program

June 13, 2019

Massena Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce their partnership with Delphi Healthcare for their Hospitalist Program. “We are making changes to streamline the process and improve patient care,” stated Dr. Birinder Singh, Chief of Medicine and Director of the Hospitalist Program. 

MMH Offers Classes to Expecting and Breastfeeding Mothers

June 10, 2019

Tender Touches Birthing Center at Massena Memorial Hospital is committed to providing patients with the highest quality care and preparing them for the arrival of their little ones. MMH’s Certified Child Birth Educator, Snow Harper-Moulton, RN, offers free Childbirth Preparation Series continuously throughout the year.

MMH Celebrates National Nursing Assistants Week

June 10, 2019

National Nursing Assistants Week is celebrated annually, and this year it begins on June 13, 2019. Massena Memorial Hospital realizes the important role these individuals play in the delivery of care to patients and would like to take the time recognize these hardworking staff members.

MMH Auxiliary Looking to Welcome New Volunteers

June 07, 2019

Massena Memorial Hospital’s Auxiliary is looking to expand their team and welcome new volunteers to work in the Gift Shop.

Patient Expresses Gratitude for MMH Staff

June 06, 2019

On April 8, 2019, Richard Eastwood, a patient at Massena Memorial Hospital, reached out to his nurses about speaking with Pat Facteau, Chief Executive Officer, and the Public Relations Department about the outstanding care he received while being hospitalized.

MMH Auxiliary Shoe Drive a Success

June 06, 2019

 Massena Memorial Hospital Auxiliary members collected the 100th bag of shoes for the organization’s shoe drive. Shoes have been donated by community members and staff alike, keeping shoes out of landfills; all while raising funds for the Auxiliary. In total, over 2500 pairs of shoes have now been collected; ranging from athletic sneakers to boots, high heals and slippers.

MMH Attends Triad Fair

June 06, 2019

On Thursday, May 23, Massena Memorial Hospital participated in the fifth annual Triad Fair, hosted by the Massena Triad and S.A.L.T. Council.

Morrill Named MMH 2019 Nurse of Distinction

June 04, 2019

The annual Nurse of Distinction Award is presented to a member of the nursing staff who puts the needs of the patient first, is reliable and possesses a positive attitude. Morrill was nominated for her “compassionate and caring” ways that are in comparable to others, the ability to ensure all team members deliver patients’ the best care possible and always going above and beyond for patients and other staff members.


May 29, 2019

Lee LaRosa, a 25-year MMH Auxilian member, highlighted for her dedication to patients and service


May 17, 2019

Next steps include determining if additional short-term funds from New York State are forthcoming, which would assist as longer-term solutions are crafted, and execution of a Supervisory Agreement and a Management Agreement that would allow St. Lawrence to operate and manage MMH, under NYS Department of Health supervision, while a long-term plan is devised. These agreements are subject to NYS Department of Health review and approval, which could take several weeks.


May 16, 2019

Loretta Perez, Chair of the Massena Memorial Hospital Board of Managers, said: “We are committed to working cooperatively with St. Lawrence and the Town to right the ship. We know we face many challenges and we are anxious to begin overcoming those challenges as we strive to maintain quality health care services for the people of Massena and the surrounding area.”

MMH General Surgeon Honored as Science Fair Keynote Speaker

April 09, 2019

Dalkeith Facey, DO, General Surgeon, from Massena Memorial Hospital was the Keynote Speaker at the Terra Science and Education Fair at SUNY Potsdam on March 30, 2019.

MMH Maternity offers Trial of Labor After Cesarean

May 17, 2019

Beginning in April of 2018, Massena Memorial Hospital began advising and carrying out a TOLAC Program, Trial of Labor After Cesarean. In a few short months following the program’s induction, the team were seeing great results.

MMH’s Dr. Gaboriau Attends Wellness Expo

April 01, 2019

Henri P. Gaboriau, MD, FACS, represented Massena Memorial Hospital and spoke about skin cancer at the Wellness Expo at Massena Central School.

MMH Celebrates Employee Appreciation Day

April 01, 2019

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 was an exciting day for Massena Memorial Hospital, as the organization celebrated Employee Appreciation Day.

MMH Raises Awareness for Colorectal Cancer

March 21, 2019

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. To raise awareness for colorectal cancer, MMH held a “Wear Blue Day” on March 19, 2019.

MMH Receives Teddy Bear Donation from St. Lawrence Hockey Teams

March 14, 2019

Massena Memorial Hospital is grateful to have received a teddy bear donation from St. Lawrence University.

MMH Institutes Pain Management Program

March 14, 2019

With the advent of the opioid crisis in America, doctors are seeking alternative methods to combat pain in patients who may not necessarily need pain management medication.

MMH Recognizes Hospitalist Team

March 14, 2019

National Hospitalist Day is a newly established health recognition day and will be celebrated annually on the first Thursday of March. This year, National Hospitalist Day falls on March 7, 2019. Massena Memorial Hospital wants to recognize the crucial role these physicians play in caring for patients in the hospital and coordinating their care.

Clarkson PA Students Donate Stuffed Animals to MMH

February 28, 2019

Last Friday, two Clarkson students delivered two large bags of stuffed animals to Massena Memorial Hospital from their recent toss. Thanks to these students and their kind donation, MMH will be able to hand the stuffed animals out in various departments throughout the organization.

Ransom Wins Auxiliary Valentine's Raffle

February 28, 2019

Massena Memorial Hospital and the MMH Auxiliary congratulates Mary Ransom, winner of the Valentine’s Day raffle.

Nursing Units Celebrate Milestone

February 28, 2019

Massena Memorial Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit and Medical/Surgical Unit both recently celebrated a milestone achievement in patient care.

MMH Offers New “Comfort Cart” to Patients

February 28, 2019

As part of Massena Memorial Hospital’s Pain Management Program, which is led by Clinical Pharmacy Director Ashli Buddenhagen, BCPS, Registered Nurses Susan Smith and Deb Cameron have created a “Comfort Cart” for patients experiencing pain.

General Surgeon Dalkeith Facey Performs 100th da Vinci Surgery

February 21, 2019

Massena Memorial Hospital is proud to recognize one of their surgeon’s accomplishments of performing 100 da Vinci surgeries. Dalkeith Facey, DO, MBA, General Surgeon, uses da Vinci to perform minimally invasive Inguinal and Umbilical hernia surgeries, as well as gallbladder surgeries.

MMH Obtains Another Perfect Rating During Annual MQSA Inspection

February 07, 2019

Massena Memorial Hospital is proud to announce that the hospital received a “No Findings Inspection” during their MQSA inspection this past December, which is the top rating a facility can earn.

MMH Offers New Weight Management & Lifestyle Change Programs to Community

February 07, 2019

This month, Massena Memorial Hospital will be kicking off the new program, The Center for Lifestyle & Weight Management Program. This program will be offered in two parts; the first part is working one-on-one with a Board Certified Obesity/Weight Management physician and the second joining an eight-week educational program with the Nutrition Services Department.

Board of Managers Elect Officers

February 05, 2019

The Board of Managers Nomination Committee presented their recommendations to the vacancies of the chair and secretary of the board due to the recent unexpected turnovers. Carol Fenton was elected as Chairperson and Lenore Levine was elected as Secretary. Dave MacLennan is the Vice-Chairperson of the board.

Massena Memorial Hospital Will Celebrate National Wear Red Day in February

January 31, 2019

To celebrate this month and day, Massena Memorial Hospital is asking employees and the community to wear red on Friday, February 1st.

MMH Board of Managers, NYSNA and CSEA Ratify Agreements

December 17, 2018

The Massena Memorial Hospital Board of Managers at the December Board meeting Monday night approved the collective bargaining agreement extensions for both unions, Civil Services Employees Association and New York State Nurses Association.

MMH Registered Nurses Ratify NYSNA 1-Year Agreement

November 30, 2018

The agreement, which affects 97 registered professional nurses at Massena Memorial Hospital, represents a 2% increase to wages and benefits, throughout the duration of the contract.


November 16, 2018

This is MMH’s Ninth Year in a row in receiving this prestigious award Hospitals and health systems at the forefront of using healthcare IT to improve the delivery of care have maximized the benefits of foundational technologies and are embracing new technologies that support population management and value-based care. The most successful organizations not only adopt technology but apply it strategically to achieve great outcomes, according to an analysis of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) HealthCare’s Most Wired survey results.


November 05, 2018

Get your flu shot before the flu gets you

Gijanto Named MMH Interim Chief Executive Officer

August 27, 2018

Massena Memorial Hospital Board of Managers has named Charles “Chuck” Gijanto, as the Interim Chief Executive Officer of the hospital effective August 27, 2018. Gijanto is a native New Yorker with over thirty-five years of healthcare management experience.

Brouillette Retires from Massena Memorial Hospital after 35 Years of Service

July 18, 2018

Mark has proven over the years of service to be a gifted hospital executive. His involvement in facilities and in-depth knowledge of NYS Department of Health building regulations is remarkable. He has been an invaluable resource not only overseeing the new construction and remodeling of office buildings and the hospital’s main campus building, but ensuring safety is priority number one.

MMH Outpatient Visits Continue to Meet the Needs of the Community

May 22, 2018

For the four months of 2018, MMH’s North Country Family Network of Clinics treated 19,311 patients, 61% higher than last year.

MMH First Quarter See Continued Growth in Physician Practices

April 23, 2018

For the first quarter of 2018, MMH’s North Country Family Network of Clinics treated 14,550 patients, 60% higher than last year.


April 11, 2018

Making sure that your legal documents are current and in order is one of those inevitable tasks that most of us assiduously try to avoid. However, like it or not, it’s an important part of the life process.


April 11, 2018

Making sure that your legal documents are current and in order is one of those inevitable tasks that most of us assiduously try to avoid. However, like it or not, it’s an important part of the life process.

MMH Physician Practices Continue To Grow

March 28, 2018

For two months of 2018, MMH’s North Country Family Network of Clinics has treated over 9,700 patients, 63% higher than last year.


March 02, 2018

Members of the community are encouraged to come to the hospital to donate blood Wednesday, March 7. A single pint of blood could save up to four lives. What a great way to give back to the community!

MMH Starts 2018 with Joint Commission Accreditation and Growth with New DaVinci Surgical Program

February 26, 2018

For the first month of 2018, MMH’s North Country Family Network of Clinics has treated over 5,000 patients, 68% higher than last year.

MMH Starts 2018 with Joint Commission Accreditation and Growth with New DaVinci Surgical Program

February 26, 2018

For the first month of 2018, MMH’s North Country Family Network of Clinics has treated over 5,000 patients, 68% higher than last year.

MMH Awarded Joint Commission Hospital Accreditation

February 21, 2018

Massena Memorial Hospital today announced it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospital Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.

MMH Asks the Community to be Aware of Phone Spoofiing

January 23, 2018

Massena Memorial Hospital has had several calls from community members telling us they have been contacted by someone using MMH phone numbers trying to gain access to personal information including credit card numbers etc.


December 20, 2017

Licensed Clinical Social Worker Alison Herne, LCSW-R, recently joined the staff at Massena Memorial Hospital. She is MMH’s first social worker dedicated to serving the needs of the hospital’s outpatient clients.

MMH Maternity Scores in the Top 1% of NY State and Primary Care Clinics Reach a Milestone for PCMH

December 19, 2017

Year to date the MMH’s North Country Family Network of Clinics have treated 41,844 patients for the first eleven months of 2017, 34% higher than last year.

MMH Works with St. Joseph’s In Community Services Program

December 18, 2017

St Joseph's Treatment and Recovery Center is opening up new In Community Services located at 17 Hospital Drive, Massena. This service will allow individuals in need of Substance Use Disorder services another option. The In Community Service will offer substance use disorder assessments, referrals, and treatment options to include medication assisted treatment in the local Massena Community.

MMH Maternity Nurses Deliver Quality Care

December 11, 2017

Congratulations on being in the top 1% in New York State for Quality of Care

Lab Receives Joint Commission Two-Year Accreditation

December 07, 2017

OVER THE LAST TWELVE MONTHS MMH LABORATORY DID 750,000 LAB TESTS FROM 250,000 LAB SPECIMENS FROM OVER 80,000 PATIENTS. MMH Lab has received a 2-year accreditation by the Joint Commission.


December 07, 2017

MMH’s Certified Nurse Midwife Barbara Hillis, MSN, CNM, LM, delivers babies and offers women a choice in gynecological services

Learn About Controlling High Blood Pressure

December 01, 2017

MMH Hypertension Specialist/Nephrologist physician offers community presentation on practical ways to control your blood pressure

MMH adds DaVinci Surgery to Expand Range of Services

November 21, 2017

Year to date the MMH’s North Country Family Network of Clinics have treated 36,713 patients for the first ten months of 2017.

MMH Outpatient Services Continue to Develop with New Practices and Physicians

September 26, 2017

Year to date the MMH’s North Country Family Network of Clinics have treated 7,422 patients for the first eight months of 2017.

New Technology allows MMH Doctors to Keep a Watch Out for Your Body’s Hidden Dangers

September 26, 2017

Better precision in diagnosis can lead to catching diseases in their treatable stages

HUCs Provide Support Everyday, Around the Clock

September 06, 2017

Health Unit Coordinators (HUCs) keep clinical units at Massena Memorial Hospital running smoothly.  MMH’s 17 HUCs provide direct clerical support to the nursing staff in the Emergency Department, Medical/Surgical and Pediatrics Wing, Intensive Care Unit, Telemetry, Ambulatory Surgery Unit, and Tender Touches Birthing Center. 

MMH Outpatient Services Continue to Grow with New Practices and Physicians

August 21, 2017

Year to date the MMH’s North Country Family Network of Clinics have treated 22,741 patients for the first seven months of 2017.

Dr. Facey Urges Patients not to Dismiss Hernia Diagnosis

August 07, 2017

If you have hernia and continue to do your normal daily activities, including lifting, it’s going to make the hernia worse...

MMH Outpatient Services Continue to Grow with New Physicians

July 24, 2017

Year to date the MMH’s North Country Family Network of Clinics have treated 18,770 patients for the first half of 2017.

New Incubator and Resuscitation System allows MMH to Care for the Tiniest Patients

July 19, 2017

MMH invests in state-of-the-art new incubator and resuscitation machine for Tender Touches Birthing Center


June 26, 2017

Ann Keenan, a 27-year MMH Auxilian member, highlighted for her dedication to patients and service


July 21, 2017

Most Wired Hospitals Use Technology to Partner with Patients on Health

MMH Outpatient Services Continue to Grow with New Physicians

June 20, 2017

Year to date the MMH’s North Country Family Network of Clinics have treated 15,745 patients for the first five months of the year.

MMH Board of Managers and CSEA Ratify Agreement

June 20, 2017

The Massena Memorial Hospital Board of Managers at the June Board meeting Monday night approved a new one-year collective bargaining agreement with the Civil Services Employees Association, working at the hospital and who are represented by the Local 887 for the purpose of collective bargaining. The local CSEA, working at the hospital, ratified the agreement on Thursday, June 15, 2017.

MMH Concerned with the Impact AHCA on Healthcare Coverage and Patient Care Reimbursement

June 14, 2017

The healthcare industry is facing many changes and factors beyond a community hospital’s control can impact the bottom line with no advanced warning or notice. The impact of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) on Healthcare Coverage and Patient Care Reimbursement could be devastating to Massena Memorial Hospital and other hospitals in St. Lawrence County.

Crush that Tobacco Habit, Massena Memorial Hospital Offers Free Tobacco Cessation Workshop

May 31, 2017

You've done your homework, made your plan, tossed out all your cigarettes and now the big day is here. It's day one of your plan to quit smoking. You've probably heard that nicotine withdrawal is unpleasant and that most people need to quit several times before they reach their goal. But if you can make it through this first day and this first week, when nicotine withdrawal symptoms are at their worst, you will be on your way to success.

Proper Blood Pressure Range Is Possible

May 30, 2017

MMH Medical Group Physician highlights the need of maintaining normal blood pressure range Think high blood pressure only affects people over 50? Over 60? Think again. More young people and even children are suffering from high blood pressure that once mainly affected people decades older, said Rohit Barreto, M.D., Family Medicine, Massena Memorial Hospital Medical Group.

MMH Neurologist Encourages Stroke Awareness

May 26, 2017

Dr. Tang emphasizes the earning signs of a stroke and why time is so essential

Howland, M.D., Joins MMH to Led Emergency Room

May 15, 2017

Todd R. Howland, M.D., FACEP, recently joined the medical team of Massena Memorial Hospital as a Director of Emergency Services and an Emergency Room Doctor.

MMH 2017 Nurse of Distinction Awarded to Pam Marin, RN

May 11, 2017

25-year MMH Registered nurse veteran honored for selfless concern for patients

MMH Keeps Children Healthy Through Immunizations

May 03, 2017

Measles. Mumps. Whopping Cough. These three highly contagious diseases are not seen often in the United States because most children are vaccinated. Massena Memorial Hospital Pediatricians at Kids Korner Pediatrics and Adolescent Center provide immunizations and other pediatric care for newborns through 18-year olds to prevent these diseases and keep your child healthy.


April 14, 2017

Prevention is key to combating colon cancer

Eating for Health Tastes Good

March 30, 2017

MMH Registered Dietitian offers tips to healthy, tasty meals

MMH Focus is on Improving Care of the Most Serious Ill in a Rural Setting

March 29, 2017

“Massena Memorial Hospital is proud of our participation in this groundbreaking initiative, which is making important contributions to the body of knowledge on how to deal with sepsis. We never forget that our efforts make a difference for patient care and outcomes,” said Chief Executive Officer Bob Wolleben. “The report shows MMH performs better than comparable hospitals in recognizing and treating patients with sepsis. Our focus is on patient safety and this report reflects the great team of doctors and professional staff at MMH.”

Massena Memorial Hospital Cautions Against Repeal of Affordable Care Act

March 23, 2017

Passage of replacement bill could disrupt the already-tenuous healthcare industry in New York’s North Country

MMH Focused on Patient Safety Culture Hospital Wide

March 21, 2017

Patient Safety is a #1 priority


March 21, 2017

Massena Memorial Hospital is always equipped to handle emergencies when any situation arises. In today’s turbulent world, hospitals stage mock scenarios for staff to test their Emergency Preparedness abilities. The mock situation allows MMH officials to later analyze the hospital’s Emergency Preparedness’ strengths and weaknesses. 

Inpatient Admissions, Outpatient Volumes and ER Visits Show Continued Growth

March 20, 2017

New physicians recruited in the past year as well as investments in technology, equipment and improved patient relations all contributed to the positive results.


March 01, 2017

Massena Memorial Hospital Cardiology Services is now open to the serve Seaway Valley patients seeking cardiology services.

MMH Starts 2017 off in a Positive Direction

February 20, 2017

Inpatient volumes are up 31% with admissions compared to last year. January was the largest number of inpatients admitted in two years.

MMH Continues To Make a Difference

February 01, 2017

Our growth in volume is a direct result of our recruitment and patient experience efforts. We are working hard every day to become your trusted health care provider in Northern St. Lawrence County.

MMH Enhances Patient Safety with Masimo System

February 01, 2017

Massena Memorial Hospital has installed a state-of-the-art patient safety net system.

MMH Fiscal Health for 2016 Remains Positive

January 24, 2017

At MMH we pride ourselves on being a trusted provider of compassionate care to our neighbors and community members.

Dr. Prionas, Family Medicine, Joins MMH Medical Group

October 15, 2016

I want my patients to know we are going to work together to form a plan to help make sure they maintain a healthy lifestyle

MMH Financial Health Continues Positive

October 24, 2016

At MMH we pride ourselves on being a trusted provider of compassionate care to our neighbors and community members

Dr. Jeffrey Greenberg, OB/GYN, Joins North Country Women’s Health

October 26, 2016

The new OB/GYN’s patient philosophy…“In Obstetrics and Gynecology, it’s a delicate field that requires communication and trust between the physician and the patient”

MMH Respiratory Therapists: Real Life Heroes

October 27, 2016

“Breathing is an essential part of life; we work really well with the doctors and nurses to help get patients on right track” Brittany Rowe, Respiratory Therapy and Pulmonary Clinic Supervisor

MMH Financial Health Continues Positive-November Update

November 23, 2016

At MMH we pride ourselves on being a trusted provider of compassionate care to our neighbors and community members

Susice Named MMH Med/Surg/ICU Nursing Director

December 01, 2016

"Exceeding expectations and making sure patients realize when they come in we are not treating a diagnosis or a bed, but we are treating a person."

Hossen Named Chief of Anesthesia

December 15, 2016

Dr. Hossen has over seventeen years of Anesthesia experience.

MMH Purchases State-of-the-Art Howard HI-Care Medical Carts

December 15, 2016

The design and interface of the carts is more ‘user’ friendly and allows nurses to work more efficiently

MMH Fiscal Health Remains Progressive

December 19, 2016

At MMH we pride ourselves on being a trusted provider of compassionate care to our neighbors and community members

First Baby of 2017 at MMH Announced

January 09, 2017

First baby of the year receives a bundle of gifts from local merchants and organizations.