CPH Cancer Care Center selected for 'Pride in Potsdam' award
Monday, February 27, 2012 - 11:40 am

From left, front: Clerical Assistant Lori Durant; LPN Barbara Durkin; Patient Navigator Sandy Rahn; CPH President and CEO David B. Acker; middle, Rob Bicknell, chamber board; Village Administrator David Fenton; chamber Executive Director Marylee Ballou; Heather Wenzel, chamber board; back, Chip Morris, chamber board; Director of Oncology Jackie Dow; Patient Representative Mary Ellen Girard; James Theodore, CPH and chamber boards.

POTSDAM -- The Potsdam Chamber of Commerce has chosen the Canton-Potsdam Hospital Cancer Care Center as its first-quarter nominee for the 2012 Pride in Potsdam Award.

Pride in Potsdam nominees are chosen based on a business’s showing pride in their establishment’s appearance including a well kept and maintained premises, and providing a sense of pride for others in the community.

The center is being recognized for its forethought in designing both the exterior and interior of the center.

“The exterior compliments the features of the hospital, and the design of the interior waiting and reception area is warm and inviting,” said chamber board member Heather Wenzel.

The reception area features art by local photographer Jane Lammers.

The chamber citation says that the hospital took great care to think of the needs of those that will be using the center and those working there. The new 6,000 square foot facility is literally groundbreaking: it is one of the few buildings in the North Country that uses geothermal heating and cooling. The building houses the newest linear accelerator in St. Lawrence County, accessed by an “open” design for greater comfort. The center also provides a light and open-feeling chemotherapy area while also providing privacy. The center connects directly with the hospital making access easy between both facilities.

The chamber will be name three additional nominees for the Pride in Potsdam Award this year, and will choose the annual award winner in the autumn.