Seven promoted at Health Services of Northern New York in Potsdam
Thursday, January 13, 2011 - 11:55 am

After a two-year period of not promoting Personal Care Aides to Home Health Aides, Potsdam-based Health Services of Northern New York (HSNNY) has promoted seven PCA’s to HHA’s through training. The training allows the aides to provide a more complex level of care to patients.

“This group has proven to be dedicated and caring employees that receive wonderful feedback from our clients,” says Matt O’Bryan, HSNNY Administrator. “It is a wonderful feeling to be able to reward these employees with continuing education and an increase in pay, it is well deserved.”

Throughout the training the aides learn a variety of new skills and information including: ostomy care, blood pressure monitoring, oxygen use and safety, nutrition, and patient rehabilitation. The class is also visited by guest speakers from Lincare and Hospice.

Said participant Tanis Archer, “I learned a lot of really great information and it is really going to help me in my job.”

Front row, from left, Tanis Archer, Rebecca Scovil, Cathy Thomas; back row, from left, Dean Gleason, Kathy Cootware (Assistant Director of Clinical Services), Fran Marshall, Dennis Haynes, Missing: Gina Taylor)

To learn more about HSNNY or to look at current job opportunities, visit us at and click on the careers link or call us at 315-265-4065.

HSNNY is the only home health care agency in St. Lawrence County that provides a full range of home health services, including short term/acute care and long-term assistance.