Canton-Potsdam Hospital Guild
Hands and Hearts for Community Health
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.
SAVE THE DATE! JULY 10, 2021
GRAB YOUR CLUBS AND JOIN US FOR OUR ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT TO BE HELD THIS YEAR AT POTSDAM TOWN AND COUNTRY CLUB
MORE INFORMATION TO FOLLOW SOON!
The Canton-Potsdam Hospital Guild is well underway in planning for this year’s golf tournament, with……taking the lead at the Premier Partner level. We are pleased to provide upcoming event details.
CPH Guild Golf Tournament
Saturday, July 10, 2021
Potsdam Town and Country Club
6194 State Highway 56
Potsdam, New York
Registration 8:00 to 8:45 a.m., Shotgun Start 9:00 a.m.
Prizes, Food and Fun!
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. Enclosed please find the 2021 tournament sponsorship registration form that outlines various levels of involvement. Checks may be written to CPH Guild Golf Tournament, and mailed to CPH Guild Golf Committee, PO Box 5184, Potsdam, NY 13676.
Please join us in making it our best ever.
Please take this opportunity to become a Guild Member, renew your membership or pass this information along to a friend.
Continuing Education Award
The Canton-Potsdam Hospital Guild awards a total of $4000 each year for continuing education. Deadline to apply is September 1st each year. Awards will be considered for continuing education expenses incurred between June 1 and May 31 the following year. Click below for Application Procedures and Application to apply.
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.
Click link SUNY Canton Website
Forms and Applications
Gift Shop Volunteer Checklist
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 Volunteer checklist
Great! You've decided to join us. Click the link below to start the process. Thank you.
Click link below to be directed to our Awards program
Click link below to be directed to our Nursing Awards program
To celebrate spring, the Canton-Potsdam Hospital Guild, in cooperation with Moore’s Hill Lilacs owners Cliff and Janice Westerling, invites the public to free spring lilac tours being offered Monday, May 10 through Thursday, May 14.
Tours, approximately one hour in length, will be scheduled in the afternoons and evenings. The tour is free, but donations to the Guild will be gladly accepted.
Moore’s Hill Lilacs farm has 40 lilac varieties and multiple colors to view in a display garden and the tour will include lilac history, and tips on selection, care and pruning.
To make a reservation call 315-212-4273 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tours will be limited in size, and masks and social distancing will be required.
Moore's Hill Lilacs is located midway between Potsdam and Canton at 892 Finnegan Road, Potsdam.
Lilacs can be purchased after the tour if desired, with 10% of sales during the week of the tours donated to the hospital guild
.The lilac collection can be previewed at MooresHillLilacs.com
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.
Soup is Served...
The Canton-Potsdam Hospital's annual Soup luncheon was a SOUP-erb success. Thank you to those who helped with this function and for those that came and sampled the soups. We hope that you will all join us again next year.
The luncheon was held at the United Methodist Church in Canton, NY, on Valentine's Day. From Left, Ellen Glasgow, Nancy Griffin, Judy Chase, Gail Abplanalp , Sue Dougherty, Paula Jones and Mary Ellen Carvel.
Some of the soup luncheon attendees included, from left, B.J. Wilkinson, Ann Elmer, Rachael Towne, Linda Casserly and Mary Jo Whalen.
For more information, please complete form below