E.J. Noble Hospital
Kinney Nursing Home
People Caring for People...
A Message From Our CEO...
E.J. Noble Hospital is pleased to provide you an Information Booklet that identifies
the current progress of this healthcare facility and the goals and objectives for the
During the past few years, we have been successful in the recruitment of several
physicians, including two Family Practitioners, an Internist, a Pediatrician and a
General Surgeon. Physician recruitment is an on-going and continuous challenge
and we are committed to maintain a physician recruitment process within an
extremely competitive market in Central and Northern New York.
As we move forward into the future, we are in the final stages of planning for construction of a new
medical/surgical unit with improved state-of-the-art ancillary service programs. Being a sole community
provider with no other acute care presence within a 34-mile radius, we need to move forward with these
plans to provide our citizens with a modern patient care unit that will meet the needs of our community for
many years to come.
Our commitment to continuously find avenues to strengthen patient care, clinical and ancillary programs is
essential for this healthcare facility.
Charles P. Conole, FACHE
Chief Executive Officer
Schopfer Architects LLP
E.J. NOBLE HOSPITAL
PATIENT CARE ADDITION
Our History... Mr. Edward John Noble
Edward John Noble Hospital / Kinney Nursing Home is an eighty-seven bed facility, with forty-seven acute care
and forty long term care beds, located in Gouverneur, N.Y., in beautiful southern St. Lawrence County.
E.J. Noble Hospital was established in 1952 with substantial financial assistance from Mr. Edward John Noble.
Since its establishment in 1952, E.J. Noble Hospital has undergone several expansions and renovations to meet
our community needs including:
1972 - Kinney Nursing Home, Skilled Nursing Facility constructed
1989 - Obstetrical, Emergency and Radiology Departments receive major renovations
1998 - Physician Office Building expansion project completed
2002 - Education and Training Center construction
2008 - Construction of new Primary Care Clinic in Antwerp, N.Y.
2008 - Radiology Department renovations
We provide healthcare services to Northern Jefferson County, Western Lewis County and Southern St. Lawrence
County. The facility serves an estimated population of over 22,000. Our staff is comprised of two hundred and
thirty-six full time equivalent employees who are committed to providing excellent healthcare to the citizens of
Gouverneur and our surrounding community.
The Mission of E.J. Noble Hospital is to offer community leadership as a center for healthcare providing or
arranging for high quality, cost effective services. The core values of the mission statement are based on the
principle of meeting the community’s primary healthcare needs and the appropriate development of
establishing clinical referrals when deemed necessary.
A Message From Our Board President...
E.J. Noble Hospital & Kinney Nursing Home offers an invaluable resource to our
community. Without our community hospital, the distance our fellow community
members would have to travel to access care may be the deciding factor between
life and death. The Hospital's Board of Directors is dedicated to ensuring that we
never have to face that barrier. Our country is suffering from an economic crisis
and we realize that the challenge to keep our community hospital up and running
will be greater than ever.
On behalf of the Board of Directors, I am requesting your assistance and support of our hospital. We vow,
with your help to continue to maintain, “People Caring for People” in your community for years to come.
We will be there for you, please be there for us.
Timothy Monroe, DVM
President of the Board of Directors
Timothy Monroe, DVM
Chris Betrus, RN
2nd Row :
Henry Leader, Esq.
Donald Schuessler Jr., MD
Nicholas Gardner, DDS
Robert Leader, Esq.
Vijay Kumar, MD, FACS
E J Noble Hospital Board of Directors
Year after year, the E.J. Noble Hospital Auxiliary has benefitted this facility significantly. Over the past few years,
their annual contributions has averaged over $25,000. The Auxiliary has contributed over half a million dollars
to the hospital, since they began their work
over fifty years ago. The money provides for
medical equipment, staff education and
scholarships. In addition, the volunteer
program provides assistance and support to
the patients and hospital staff. Volunteers
may be seen transporting patients to other
units or collecting money for patient
televisions. Their ongoing service represents
a dedication to the community of Gouverneur
and is a wonderful support to the Hospital.
Members of the Hospital Auxiliary Proudly Display Statewide Recognition Certificate
Letter from the Medical Director...
Living in the North Country with our patients and their families, we understand
that richness in our world comes from neighbor caring for neighbor, and we are
committed to providing the best possible health care, as you would receive at a
major university setting, but in a place removed from the unrelenting pace of urban
life. Our advantage is that we are close to home so that you can be surrounded by
your family and others who care about you as an individual. The coordinated efforts
of primary care and specialty physicians enable those in need of medical care to
find the marvels of modern medicine provided with compassion in their own
E.J. Noble Hospital physicians see it as a privilege to be a part of our patient’s lives and health care. Each
physician at E.J. Noble is either Board Eligible or Certified in his or her area of expertise, assuring our patients
that the care they are receiving is consistent with national standards. Whether in the emergency or operating
room, in a physician’s private office, or a hospital sponsored primary care or specialty clinic, or in the
experience of a new baby coming into the life of your family, or recovering from an illness in the hospital, each
person can be assured kind, individual care, rendered by physicians who are some of the best in their
Donald C. Schuessler, Jr. MD FAAP
Our Medical Staff...
Nabeel Al-Hussein, MD William Baerthlein, MD Gerald Calabrese, MD Christian Ezidiegwu, MD
Internal Medicine/ OB/GYN Internal Medicine Pathologist
Nicholas Gardner, DDS Yusef Hazimeh, MD Jessica Jacobs, MD Debra Koloms, MD
Dentist Internal Medicine/ Pediatrician Ophthalmologist
Our Medical Staff... (cont.)
Vijay Kumar, MD, FACS Narayan Lakshman, MD Teresa Dombek-Lang, MD Atul Maini, MD
General Surgeon Anesthesiologist Family Practitioner General Surgeon
Michael Maresca, MD George Mina, MD Timothy Moon, DO James Pelletier, DPM
Radiologist Orthopedic Surgeon Family Practitioner Podiatrist
Alexander Pushchin, MD Edward Reason, DO Gary Robbins, MD Vojtech Slezka, MD
OB/GYN Internal Medicine Radiologist Cardiologist,
New York Heart Center
Julian Thomas, MD Brian Thompson, MD Gary Wakeman, MD
Cardiologist, OB/GYN Emergency Medicine
New York Heart Center
Photos Courtesy of Impression Studio
Physical Therapy services are available to both adults and children.
We offer an expansive range of services including the evaluation
and treatment of sprains, strains, joint injuries, pain management,
strokes, and post surgical rehabilitation.
Our Radiology Department provides a cadre’ of clinical services with
St. Lawrence Radiology Associates. In late 2008, our Radiology Department
completed installation of a brand new Radiograph and Fluroscopic room.
Why travel out of town? We are staffed by Registered Radiology and
Ultrasound Technologists, and offer modern equipment!
CT Scan - 16 Slice, which allows the scan to be completed in minutes
Mobile MRI - using 1.5T magnet to provide high quality resolution
Bone Density Testing - used to screen for osteoporosis
Mammography - with Soft Pads for a more comfortable exam
Ultrasound - capable of providing 3D & 4D echo with Colorflow
(This allows you to see your unborn baby in amazing real-time detail)
Fluoroscopic exams (often used to evaluate the gastrointestinal tract)
Nuclear Medicine - available onsite by appointment
It does not matter which hospital your physician is affiliated with, you can have
your testing performed here and we will send the results to your physician!
In the early 1990's, a part-time Cardiology program was established
at E.J. Noble Hospital by the New York Heart Center in Syracuse,
NY. The practice has grown to five days a week. In addition to
being available for Cardiology consults when needed, New York
Heart Center provides many special procedures, including:
Echocardiograms Nuclear stress testing Carotid ultrasound
We offer a full array of laboratory testing, including: Hematology,
Chemistry, Blood Bank Services, Microbiology and Urinalysis.
We offer an Occupational Health Program which provides drug
and alcohol screening for local employers. A Residential Sharps
Program is available to accept your used needles and syringes.
Call the Laboratory for more details.
We offer both inpatient and outpatient services including:
Patient Education related to Respiratory Illnesses
EKGs Stress Tests
Pulmonary Function Tests
Arterial Blood Gases
Pulse Oximetry (including overnight)
Gouverneur Eye Center is located in E.J. Noble Hospital's Physician Office Building. We can handle your entire
eye care needs, from eye exams to surgery.
Our dedicated Surgeons and Nursing Staff are here
to provide you with the highest level of care in a
comfortable and compassionate environment.
In addition to General Surgery on both an Inpatient
and Outpatient setting, we offer many specialized
Minimally Invasive Surgery Gynecological Surgery
Stereotactic Breast Biopsy Advanced Wound Care
Breast Conservative Surgery Emergency Surgery
Incontinence Services Dentistry
Oral Maxillary Surgery Cataract Surgery
Why not have your Surgery
Close to Home?
Our strong OB/GYN program maintains formal affiliations with the
teaching healthcare centers in Syracuse.
We offer the opportunity to experience your labor, birth and recovery
ALL IN ONE ROOM!
Our experienced staff will work with you to develop a “birthing plan”
and personalized care to meet the needs of you and your family.
“Rooming In”, to include your new baby and Dad, is encouraged.
We offer early pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding classes
FREE of CHARGE to our patients.
We have two Board Certified Pediatricians on staff waiting to greet
your new baby.
Our inpatient units offer comprehensive, acute care services
from newborn through senior years and every age in between.
Long established pediatricians, internists, and even geriatric
specialists are available to oversee your care. We have what
you need, when your condition requires inpatient medical or
surgical service. Our team of experienced professionals will
work together to get you back on your feet, feeling good and
enjoying life as soon as possible.
“People Caring for People”, it’s what we do!
Our Emergency Department averages well over 8000 visits per
year, ranging from sore throats to major trauma. The Emergency
Department is staffed with a dedicated core group of Physicians,
Physician Assistants and Registered Nurses with on-call specialists
available twenty-four hours per day, seven days per week. We
offer state-of-the-art Stroke Care via a telemedicine program in
cooperation with SUNY Upstate Medical Center. With this
collaborative effort, patients presenting to the Emergency
Department at E.J. Noble with stroke symptoms are examined by
a Neurologist in Syracuse using the “Reach Call”, telemedicine
program. This means our patients can receive the same emergency
stroke treatment that is usually only available at a much larger
stroke center. If you or a loved one needs medical help, rest
assured that we will be here!
Swing Bed - Care Close to Home
This program provides temporary alternative level of
nursing home care in a hospital setting for a variety of
patients. Most length of stays are under thirty days,
however the stay may extend to a maximum of sixty days.
Examples of who may benefit from this program:
Patients transferred from regional hospitals to complete
their recovery close to home
Patients in our hospital who need to regain their strength
before going home
Patients who need additional medical care that can not
be adequately provided at home
Short-Term relief for a person who normally cares for an
individual at home (respite care)
Long Term Care - Kinney Nursing Home
Choosing a nursing home can be a stressful and
confusing experience. Rest assured that we are
here for you. Kinney Nursing Home has been
providing a home for our elderly community
members since 1972.
The Kinney Nursing Home offers 40 private and
shared accommodations and a full complement of
care services for the elderly, chronically ill, and
disabled residents. An experienced team of health-
care professionals consider the physical, mental,
and social needs of each resident in developing an
individualized care plan.
Specialized services Include:
Individualized Nutrition Services
Social Work Services
E.J. Noble Hospital Sponsored Clinics...
Primary Care Clinics
We know what it is like to have to travel when you are not feeling well. We also understand that driving in the
north country’s winters can be challenging. That is why we operate healthcare clinics in your hometown!
E.J. Noble Hospital has, over the years, established a network of primary care clinics in the communities of
DeKalb Jct., Edwards, Harrisville, Antwerp, and Russell. The clinics are staffed by physicians and/or physician
assistants. The clinics provide each community with accessibility to healthcare needs. Each clinic makes every
effort to maintain open hours for the convenience of the community.
US RT 11
DeKalb Jct., NY
Chippewa Bay Russell
9 Pestle St.
E. J. NOBLE
1 Church St.
6 Lexington Ave.
Antwerp, NY Harrisville
(315) 659-8993 8224 State Hwy 3
E.J. Noble Hospital and Kinney Nursing Home
77 West Barney Street
Gouverneur, NY 13642
Phone: (315) 287-1000 Charles P. Conole, FACHE
Fax: (315) 535-9235 Chief Executive Officer
E.J. Noble Hospital
and Kinney Nursing Home PAID
77 West Barney Street GOUVERNEUR
Gouverneur, NY 13642 NEW YORK
PERMIT NO. 5
E.J. Noble has earned
the Joint Commission's
Gold Seal of Approval