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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.  

Cancelled..Lifestyle and Wellness Day    

As a health and well being precaution, we have cancelled the Lifestyle and wellness day on March 28, 2020.  

Our second annual Lifestyle and Wellness day held in partnership with Trillium Wellness Center, has been cancelled.  Please check back later for a possible reschedule date. 

CANCELLED DUE TO THE PANDEMIC:  The Guild's 26th Annual Golf Tournament date was scheduled for July 11th at Potsdam Town and Country Club.  This course is located at 6194 State Highway 56 in Potsdam, NY. 


Please check back later for new dates and time.


Our tournament is held each year in July, it is one of our biggest fund raisers and a great deal of fun too.   Don't delay, gather your team and get prepared to play!  

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.

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. 

Gift Shop..Stop in and say Hi


Normal business days Monday - Friday   Open 9:00 am to 7:00 pm  (Subject to change...its always best to call first   315-261-5415) 

Gift Shop is located just inside the main hospital entrance at 50 Leroy Street, Potsdam. NY 13676

CONTACT US

For more information, please complete form below    

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. 

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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

Gift Shop Volunteer Application

Great! You've decided to join us.  Click the link below to start the process.  Thank you.




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