About Our Hospital

Committed to High-Quality, Compassionate Care

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Our mission is to provide skilled, compassionate, cost-effective care that promotes wellness and meets the community's healthcare needs.

Gouverneur Hospital, located in its namesake city in Northern New York, is a not-for-profit critical access hospital founded in 2013. "Critical access" is a federal designation that is available only to hospitals located in remote, rural regions, enabling these hospitals to be reimbursed at a higher rate because of the challenges they face in providing care in high-need areas. Gouverneur Hospital is certified for 25 beds and operates in affiliation with Canton-Potsdam Hospital in Potsdam, NY, under the umbrella of the St. Lawrence Health System. Services include inpatient detox, substance use disorder rehabilitation, emergency care, imaging and EKG’s, physical therapy, and respiratory therapy. The mission of the St. Lawrence Health System is to improve health, expand access, and lower costs through coordination and integration of services. 

Gouverneur Hospital collaborates with other organizations, notably the Community Health Center of the North Country, which operates a primary care center on the hospital's main campus. To learn more about our community collaborations, download our Community Service Plan (PDF) here. Click to view a 2016 update to our Community Service Plan 2016 Update (PDF).

Gouverneur Hospital serves a regional community of approximately 18,000 people in southern St. Lawrence, western Lewis, and northern Jefferson counties. Care is provided on the main hospital campus and at three regional primary care centers in Antwerp, DeKalb Junction, and Edwards, NY.

The providers and staff of Gouverneur Hospital are committed to providing patients of all ages with high-quality, compassionate care as close to home as possible. Gouverneur Hospital is also fortunate to have the most dedicated all-volunteer auxiliary in the North Country. The auxiliary operates a gift shop on the lower level of the west wing.

Our hospital is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors made up of the following business, community, and healthcare leaders from across our service area:

Michael Burgess, Chairperson
Mark Brackett
Roger Cook, DVM
Lauren French
Andrew Leonard
Carolyn Pistolesi
Megan Whitton, Esq.
Andrew Williams, MD