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Dear friends, Giveaway Announcement ▲ Find the hidden apple in Living Well and win a set of snow shoes and poles! Go to or send a postcard with your name, address, and phone number indicating the page number and location of the apple to: Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center Attn: Community Relations 214 King Street Ogdensburg, NY 13669 All entries are due by January 31, 2016. One entry per person. Correct entries will be entered into a drawing. Must be at least 18 years old to enter. Claxton-Hepburn employees and their immediate families are not eligible for the drawing. Congratulations to our last issue's winner: Eric Reed from Hermon, NY. Did you find the apple in the last issue? It was hidden on page 8! See Us at the Convenient Care Center It always seems like you or your loved ones get sick or hurt after your doctor's office is closed, but your illness or injury isn't bad enough to warrant a trip to the emergency room. Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center's Convenient Care Center is the perfect option for you! Located at 921 State Street, the Convenient Care Center provides care for the whole family. Our team of caregivers offers a wide range of services, including blood work, some vaccinations, in-house lab work, Department of Transportation and school physicals, and EKGs. Appointments aren't necessary, and most insurance programs are accepted. The Convenient Care Center is open from 5 to 9 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Call 315-393-1715 to learn more. Taking Advantage of Healthcare Reform Dear Friends, If you've seen our new ad campaign, you might be a little confused. How do names like "brawler," "gladiator," "loudmouth," and "sharpshooter" apply to your health care, and why would Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center adopt these names for our employees, patients, and technology? It's because here at Claxton- Hepburn, we want you to think about our hospital— and your health care—from an entirely different perspective. As our new tagline says, "Tomorrow is worth defending," and we want to be on your team in the battle. So when you're thinking about your health care, know that Claxton-Hepburn is up to the challenge with some of these members of our regiment: • Gladiators. Our orthopedics specialists fearlessly face down our patients' pain and immobility. • Bloodhound. The hospital's 128-slice computed tomography scanner can nd things that don't want to be found. • Sharpshooter. The Trilogy linear accelerator precisely targets cancerous tumors with radiation, sparing healthy tissue from damage. • Watchdog. Three-dimensional mammography helps monitor for signs of breast cancer. Maintaining good health is a lifelong battle, and we're using all the weapons in our arsenal to help you ght the good ght. Best regards, Nathan Howell President and CEO North Star Health Alliance is involved in several initiatives to improve health care in the North Country. These improvements hinge on changes enacted through the Affordable Care Act. One of these changes is the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program. The DSRIP is a funding program through New York state that is designed to restructure and reform Medicaid through more than $6 billion in investments statewide during a five-year- period. For North Star Health Alliance, DSRIP funds will allow us to invest in capital projects and provide specialty services. North Star Health Alliance is also working with six other regional hospitals to form a clinically integrated network (CIN). By providing a CIN, physicians and providers will work together to evaluate the quality of health care and work as a Medicare accountable care organization. This additional focus on quality will promote the continual improvement and community awareness of specialized services in the community. 2 L I V I N G W E L L

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