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Canton-Potsdam Hospital is located in St. Lawrence County, just a short distance from the beautiful Adirondacks and the majestic St. Lawrence River. The local villages of Canton and Potsdam are classic college towns. Just ten miles apart, Canton is home to St. Lawrence University and the State University of New York at Canton. Potsdam boasts Clarkson University and the State University of New York at Potsdam. St. Lawrence and Clarkson universities both host Division 1 men's and women's hockey teams, and local residents thrill in their team rivalry.

Clarkson University
St. Lawrence University

Education and Research
Among these four institutions are world-class educational and research programs in the arts and sciences, business, agriculture, nursing, engineering, environmental science and policy, physical therapy, and music. These institutions host numerous speakers, workshops, and cultural events that are open to the public. In addition, collaborative research opportunities are possible in biomedical engineering, environmental health, nursing, and physical therapy.

Pre-college level education is also first in its class. Most school districts in the region offer advanced placement courses, and graduates have been accepted to the best college programs in the Country. The Potsdam Central School District employs the 2003 New York State teacher of the year, Carol Rossi-Fries. For more information on our schools, consult the New York State Department of Education School Report Card system.

Spousal/Partner Employment
Moving to a new area can be a special challenge for two-career couples. Employers in the North Country are particularly sensitive to this challenge and often work together to meet it. Consult the following links for more information on employment in the North Country:

Association Colleges of St. Lawrence Valley (

Northern Area Health Education Network (

St. Lawrence County One-Stop Career Center (

Culture and the Great Outdoors
Canton and Potsdam are located within an 80-mile radius of some of the world's most exciting cultural and tourism destinations. To the North across the St. Lawrence River are cosmopolitan Ottawa and Montreal, with shopping, dining, museum attractions, and concerts venues, such as Canada's National Ballet and world-famous Montreal Jazz Festival.

To the East is the tri-lakes district of the Adirondacks, including the historic Olympic village of Lake Placid, with world-class skiing at Whiteface Mountain.

To the West is the Thousand Islands region, an unparalleled boating and fishing destination. Take in the annual Carp Fishing Tournament, attended by anglers from all over the world, and featured on the European Sky Sports Network. Or enjoy a taste of the Wild West at the Frederick Remington Art Museum in Ogdensburg, NY.

Closer to home are numerous streams and rivers, offering everything from fly-fishing to Class V whitewater kayaking. And it wouldn't be the North Country without winter. Excellent cross-country ski and snowshoe conditions exist from late November to late March on the many woodland trails and frozen rivers throughout the region. Skating on natural outdoor rinks is a special treat, followed by hot chocolate made over a blazing bonfire!

Find Out More: Visit these links to learn more about living and playing in our region.

St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce: local lodging, entertainment, shopping, recreation, employment, schools, real estate agents, and houses of worship (

News and Events (

Potsdam (

Canton (

Lake Placid (

Adirondacks (

Whiteface Mountain (

Ottawa, Canada (

Montreal, Canada (

Cost of Living Comparison Calculator {enter Massena, NY} (

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The information on this web site is provided as a service by Canton-Potsdam Hospital for educational purposes only. It is not a substitute for medical care, and medical advice and services are not being offered. If you have, or suspect you have, a health problem, you should consult your physician.

Employee Messages

"I feel appreciated and respected at Canton-Potsdam Hospital." --- Robin Avery, RN

"I am encourged to provide feedback and suggestions that are in the best interest of our patients." --- Kevin Hartigan, Patient Registration and Switchboard 


"CPH provides me with the tools, training, and support necessary to excel at my job." --- Dennis Jay, Assistant to Director of Nutrition Services


Provider Messages

 "If you're good at what you do, you're going to love it here.  The longevity of our medical staff speaks for that."
- G. Michael Maresca, Radiologist and Chief of Staff


"One of the nice things about CPH is that they have Hospitalists who can take care of your patients when you're not around and can write some basic orders for you."
– Charles Wilson, General Surgeon 

Learn more about our primary care locations in Brasher Falls, Canton, Norfolk, and Potsdam.