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Canton-Potsdam Hospital Guild

Hands and Hearts for  Community Health

About us

The Canton-Potsdam Hospital Guild Inc, located in Potsdam, New York,  was established in 2017 when the Canton Guild and the Potsdam Guild merged to create a strong foundation of support for the Canton-Potsdam Hospital.  The first local guild was established over 90 years ago.  Since then, it has fostered a valuable connection between the Canton-Potsdam Hospital and the communities which the hospital serves. 

The Guild consists of community members , like you, who selflessly volunteer their time and efforts to help make the hospital the best it can be.  Various fundraisers are held throughout the year to aid in this endeavor.  The Canton-Potsdam Hospital is home to the Hospital Gift Shop, operated by the Guild.  It has been in business since 1951 and is managed and staffed by volunteers. 

Many times during the year, the Potsdam-Hospital Guild will host in-hospital uniform and accessory sales.  Other fundraisers sponsored by the guild include book sales, dances, trivia night and a soup luncheon.  The annual highlight is the Guild's Golf Tournament held in July each year.  

The fundraising efforts culminate each year in a contribution to the Canton-Potsdam Hospital from the Guild.  The contributions are used to purchase medical equipment or added service benefits for the patients.  In years past,  the Guild have funded digital mammography, expanded cardiology services, neonatal monitors and numerous other projects. 

Additionally, the Guild also established and funds nursing scholarships, continuing education awards, prescription drug assistance, Mothers Day baby basket and Lifestyle and Wellness day.  It serves a vital role in connecting the Hospital with the local community.  

Membership Application

Please take this opportunity to become a Guild Member, renew your membership or pass this information along to a friend.

Special Appeal: Due to the Covid 19 Pandemic, our main source of revenue, the Gift Shop, has been closed until further notice from the hospital.  Your membership is more important than ever to help us continue to provide support to the hospital staff and community. 

Thank you so much!

 The Canton-Potsdam Hospital Guild would like to thank the Canton Community and surrounding townships for their support of the Guild's recent garden tour held on June 18.  We couldn't have done it without the help of the following gardeners for opening their beautiful properties: Syrah Gilley, Sue Hayden, Tim and Caroline Gavin, James Reese, Mary and Jack Lawrence, Rajiv Narula, Lois FitzRandolph, and Sally Kirby.

The eight private gardens were a superb variety of flower and vegetable gardens, fruit trees and landscaping. Thanks for sharing your passion for gardening, your knowledge and creativity with the community.

In addition, we would like to extend our thanks to Dr. Sara Ashpole, SLU Sustainability Department, for her afternoon presentation on Permaculture Gardening.

The garden tour was a fundraiser for the Canton-Potsdam Hospital and nursing scholarships for SUNY Canton students.


Suzanne Dougherty,

Canton-Potsdam Hospital Guild member & garden tour organizer


The Canton-Potsdam Hospital Guild’s annual tournament raised over $26,000 to benefit CPH Hospital and nursing scholarships. April Grant, Executive Director of CPH Foundation, left, and Kevin McGinn, of Partridge Run Golf and Country Club, Canton, welcome the golf participants to the tournament July 9.

The Canton-Potsdam Hospital Guild wishes to thank our partners, sponsors, teams, prize donors, and individuals both local and beyond the North Country who participated in the 2022 Guild Golf Tournament.  This year’s event raised over $26,000.


The monies raised will assist the guild in supporting Canton-Potsdam Hospital major projects, department grant requests, SUNY Canton Nursing Scholarships and community outreach initiatives.


Thank you to our Premier Partner: Northern Tier Contractors (NTC); Platinum Partners: Bond Schoeneck & King PLLC, J.E. Sheehan Contracting Corp., Kinney Drugs Foundation/ProAct, NuMed for Children; Gold Sponsors: AAC Contracting, BPAS Actuarial &Pension Services, Casella Waste, Con Tech Building System; Silver Sponsors: Barstow Motors, Gray & Gray and Associates, J.T. Lahey Agency, LaBella Associates, MacFadden-Dier Leonard Insurance, Mahoney’s Auto Mall, North Country This Week, Pinto Mucenski Hooper VanHouse & Co., T.J. Toyota; Bronze Sponsors: A.W. Collins Corp. Amusement and Vending, Atlantic Testing Laboratories, Bicknell Building Supply, Canton Animal Clinic, Cappello & Cappello, , Community Bank, Ernie’s Car Wash, Garner Funeral Services, Casey and Kim Jones, Sue Law, LeBerge and Curtis, Nash and Palm Attorneys at Law, NCC Systems, North Country Savings Bank, Plumley Realty, S & L Electric, SeaComm Federal Credit Union, Smile Associates, St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union, St. Lawrence Radiology, T & R Wines and Liquors, Tisdel Associates, T.J. Toyota, V.F.W. Post 1231, W.B. Goodnow Agency.


We also want to thank our host, Partridge Run Golf and Country Club and in particular Kevin Maginn. His support is immeasurable. For all the local businesses, too numerous to list, that donated all the prizes and gifts, a grand appreciation for your generosity. Plus, a big thank you to all of our volunteers; your participation is essential in reaching our goals!


Planning has begun for the 29th annual tournament which will be held Saturday, July 8, 2023 at the Potsdam Town & Country Club.  

SUNY Canton Nursing Program

Potsdam-Canton Hospital Guild supports SUNY Canton Nursing program.  The selection process is handled by SUNY Canton.  This is awarded to up to four nursing students from St. Lawrence County with preference given to non-traditional students and a minimum of 3.0 GPA. 

To apply for this award, contact  foundation@canton.edu.

Trivia Night at the Barking Dog Saloon 

was a great success. Thank you to the many teams and individuals that came out to support us and enjoy the fun.  We particularly would like to thank Romie and Lisa Clothier of the Barking Dog and their staff.  Our thanks also includes guest DJ's, Steven Smalling and Ben Gable, for all their hard work.   All proceeds from the Guild's fundraising efforts go to support the Canton-Potsdam Hospital.  

Helping hands..

Butterfly Garden

Located at EJ Noble building, 80 East Main Street, Canton, NY

Volunteers lending helping hands to keep the butterfly garden

beautiful.  Thank you!

From left, SLH Foundation Executive Director April Grant; Guild Treasurer MJ Smalling; SLH and CPH President Donna McGregor, FACHE; and CPH Guild President Sue Law. Photo submitted by St. Lawrence Health System.  

St. Lawrence Health Foundation receives donation from Guild

The Canton Potsdam Hospital Guild recently presented their annual donation to the St Lawrence Health Foundation. This year’s gift of $30,000 will support the construction of the new Regional Care Pavilion. The Guild was first in presenting the hospital with a check to assist in this expansion project.


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