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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!

Thank you to all who participated in this year's event!


Update: June 20, 2022

Our teams are almost filled to capacity.

If interested in participating, please call Mary Jane Smalling at 315.212.0027 to reserve a spot for your team.

Over the years, the guild has donated nearly $2 million dollars to benefit the Canton-Potsdam Hospital and North Country residents. The annual golf tournament alone has raised over $420,000 in funds.  In addition to supporting capital budget projects and the Center for Cancer Care, proceeds fund the SUNY Canton Nursing Scholarship Program, Continuing Education Awards for CPH employees, and department grant requests.  Programs such as the Soup Luncheon, and the Lifestyle and Wellness Day, are examples of the guild’s community outreach initiatives. 


Participation, contributions and generous support from sponsors and golfers have made the event both fun and rewarding.  

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.

Forms and Applications    

Gift Shop 

Our gift shop is staffed entirely by volunteers. Please consider joining the team by becoming a gift shop volunteer. Click the link below to find out more

Continuing Education

Click link below to be directed to our Awards program

 Continuing Education

Nursing Awards

Click link below to be directed to our Nursing Awards program

 Nursing Awards

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, CPH President and CEO David Acker, FACHE; CPH Guild President Suzanne Dougherty, and CPH Foundation Executive Director April Grant. Photo submitted by St. Lawrence Health System.  

Canton-Potsdam Hospital Foundation receives donation from guild

The Canton-Potsdam Hospital Guild recently presented their annual donation to the Canton-Potsdam Hospital Foundation.

This year’s gift totaled over $65,000 to support the purchase of items such as defibrillators, EKG cart, diabetic retinopathy screening equipment, handheld phlebotomy devices, an infant security tag reader system, and more than $3,700 in smaller grants for departments and projects across the Hospital.

Eighteen Guild Board members, as well as dozens of Guild volunteers, donate thousands of hours in fundraising for the hospital. Guild members also provide direct service to the Hospital by providing assistance at blood drives and Hospital events.


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