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  • St. Joseph’s CEO, Robert Ross, named 2016 Rural Health Behavioral Health Champion

    In recognition of National Rural Health Day, the Adirondack Health Institute announced that five of the area’s health care professionals have been named Rural Health Champions, including Rural Health Behavioral Health Champion, Robert Ross, CEO, of St. Joseph’s Addiction Treatment and Recovery Centers which is based in Saranac Lake. National Rural Health Day showcases the work being done to address the unique health care needs of rural communities. Ross joined St. Joseph’s in 2007 and has overseen dynamic expansion to the agency’s continuum of care, including a $13 million renovation of the agency’s 53,000 square-foot inpatient facility, the opening of new outpatient clinics in Franklin and Essex Counties, establishing one of just three long-term residential care facilities in the State for veterans for the treatment of addiction and co-occurring disorders including PTSD, and most recently securing ...
  • McKenzie Mountain at Sunset

    A familiar sight to many St. Joseph’s residents and visitors, McKenzie Mountain was recently photographed just before sunset. The temperature that evening was minus two degrees.

Apollo R. graduated from St. Joseph’s Addiction Treatment & Recovery Centers Veterans Program in 2015. He is now pursuing his bachelor’s degree at a college near his hometown. A recent assignment involved his writing a short essay depicting an important period in his life. Without hesitation he chose to describe his struggle with addiction, and his path to recovery in the hope of making others aware that help is available. After leaving BIO lab today, I stopped at the grocery store. I checked my messages while I was shopping, and there was one telling me that a good friend that I graduated High School with died. I didn’t have to ask what happened, I already knew. The opiate epidemic has been in full swing in Western PA since at least 2002, when I joined the Army to get as far away as possible from that area, and what was happening there.

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