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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. 

Dr. Nwogu, OB/GYN, Earns Board Certification

September 06, 2017

“Thank God for her OB/GYN. That is why I am here today,” he said.   “It gives me great satisfaction to know I possess the skills to save women and save their babies, as my doctor’s mother saved me.” 

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.