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Gouverneur Hospital makes two appointments


GOUVERNEUR — The Gouverneur Hospital board has appointed Dr. George M. Dodds as medical director of the hospital and Dr. Jason D. Lorenc as medical director of the emergency department.

Dr. Dodds is an internist who worked at E.J. Noble Hospital before it became Gouverneur Hospital. He has worked as a hospitalist and as a faculty member at Bassett Medical Center, Cooperstown, where he also was an associate clinical faculty member at Columbia Presbyterian Medical School. He previously worked as a hospitalist at Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst, N.C., where he also was on the faculty of the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. His medical degree is from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. He succeeds Dr. Donald Schuessler Jr. as medical director.

Dr. Lorenc will provide oversight of Canton-Potsdam Hospital’s emergency department in Potsdam. He is medical director of the Potsdam Volunteer Rescue Squad. He is a board-certified emergency medicine physician who joined Canton-Potsdam Hospital in 2008. He previously worked at Geisinger Medical Center’s Danville, Pa., Level 1 Trauma Center. He received his medical degree from SUNY Buffalo.

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