Quality healthcare is readily available in Drum Country, with 10 major hospitals and medical centers in the area.

Regional Hospitals

  • Canton-Potsdam Hospital
  • Carthage Area Hospital
  • Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center
  • Clifton-Fine Hospital
  • EJ Noble Hospital
  • Lewis County General Hospital
  • Massena Memorial Hospital
  • River Hospital
  • Samaritan Medical Center

The Telemedicine network connects most regional hospitals with several urban facilities that provide consultation and specialty care.


Advances in Telemedicine
The Development Authority of the North County (DANC) won a bid to engineer and construct the Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization’s cutting-edge telemedicine network. The network will improve access to care by creating electronic linkages between linking 28 healthcare providers across the region and Fort Drum, plus connecting them to healthcare providers in Utica and Syracuse. The telemedicine network is feasible due to the availability of our fiber optics across the region by our Open Access Telecom Network.