CPH COVID-19 response gets $5,000 boost from Potsdam Teachers Union
Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 1:08 pm

From left, Potsdam Central School teacher and union member Catherine Boula, Potsdam Teachers’ Union co-presidents and teachers Rich Seifert and Angelique Santimaw, and St. Lawrence Health System and Canton-Potsdam Hospital President and CEO David Acker. Photo submitted by St. Lawrence Health System.

POTSDAM – The Potsdam Teachers’ Union recently presented the Canton-Potsdam Hospital Foundation with $5,000 to support the hospital’s COVID-19 Response Fund.

The Foundation set up a COVID-19 Response Fund to be used for providing telemedicine tools to deliver care that ensures safety for patients and providers; to purchase personal protective equipment to support Hospital staff; rent essential equipment, such as ventilators; and to address other COVID-19 related issues as they arise.

The purpose of the Potsdam Teachers’ Union is to promote the interests of public education, advance the standards of the teaching profession, promote the general welfare of its members, and promote better understanding of educational problems among teachers and the community. The Union also strives to provide assistance and support to the surrounding communities in as many ways as possible.

The Canton-Potsdam Hospital Foundation exists to raise funds for the sole benefit of the patients served by the Hospital.

Anyone interested in supporting patient care in their community may contact Foundation Executive Director April Grant, at (315) 261-5418. Donations can be mailed to the Foundation at 50 Leroy Street, Potsdam, NY 13676, or made online at https://www.cphgives.org/ways-give.

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