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Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center is a private, not-for-profit, 127-bed community hospital and regional referral center. Claxton-Hepburn includes 67 acute-care beds, a 10-bed intensive care unit, a 10-bed birthing center, a 28-bed acute adult mental health unit, and a 12-bed children & adolescent behavioral health unit. The medical center provides primary care to nearly 40,000 residents of Ogdensburg and surrounding communities and regional services to the 108,000 people of St. Lawrence County.

Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center has an active medical staff of more than 50 physicians representing most specialties.

Regional and countywide services include radiation and medical oncology provided by the Richard E. Winter Cancer Center, dialysis treatment provided by the Dr. Ravinder N. Agarwal Renal Center, the Rev. Thomas T. Patterson Wound Healing Center, and a state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging department.


To enhance health and life with compassion and excellence.


Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center and its partners will be the leaders in providing and coordinating the highest quality care for all of the North Country through collaboration, excellence, and innovation.


  • Compassion
    • We are caring and courteous and treat others with dignity and respect.
  • Teamwork
    • Together, we accomplish more by setting high standards, fostering communication, and being dependable.
  • Integrity
    • We are trusting and trustworthy in our dealings; our behavior is consistent with our thoughts, feelings, and values.
  • Innovation
    • We look for creative ways to meet people's needs and continuously improve our services.
  • Excellence
    • We are accountable to meet the quality and service expectations of our patients and physicians.