Watertown Daily Times | Massena Memorial Hospital medical staff overwhelmingly prefers affiliation with St. Lawrence Health System

 

MASSENA — Although Massena Memorial Hospital officials continue to discuss potential affiliation with Crouse Hospital and Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center/North Star Health Alliance, it appears not everyone at Massena Memorial is in favor of the move.

In a letter sent to Massena Town Supervisor Steven D. O’Shaughnessy this week, Massena Memorial Hospital’s Dr. Nina Maravegias said a vote had been taken among the full medical staff, asking about a preference for affiliation, and St. Lawrence Health System was the favorite.

“In an overwhelming vote, the physicians present voted for an affiliation with SLHS. This is evidenced in the minutes: 27 for a SLHS…

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