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Independent and employed practice models available.

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About us

We are proud to offer physicians the opportunity to practice in an environment of exceptional quality-based care. Claxton-Hepburn has provided care to our community for over 130 years. Our 115-bed facility includes 67 acute-care beds, a 28-bed acute-care mental health center, a 10-bed intensive care unit and a 10-bed obstetrics unit. The main campus includes the main hospital, the Richard E. Winter Cancer Center and the Dr. Ravinder N. Agarwal Renal Center. Services located off-site include the Rev. Thomas T. Patterson Wound Healing Center, aquatic therapy and seven primary care health centers.

Quality of life

Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center realizes that quality of life embodies a balance of both career and recreation. Located in St. Lawrence County, the largest county in New York state, we offer abundant outdoor activities as well as cultural opportunities. The picturesque St. Lawrence River serves as the international border between us and neighboring Canada. We are within a short driving distance to metropolitan centers like Ottawa and Montreal as well as the Adirondack Mountains. A weekend could easily include an elegant dinner in Ottawa and skiing Whiteface Mountain in Lake Placid. Daily flights with Cape Air to Boston and Albany are available at the Ogdensburg International Airport, as well as nonstop service to Orlando Sanford International Airport and to St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport via Allegiant Air.

Physician benefits

Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits program. Listed below are many of the major benefits offered to our physicians in the employed practice model.

  • 403 retirement plan.
  • 457 retirement plan.
  • CME allowance.
  • Dental insurance.
  • Flexible spending program.
  • Long-term disability insurance.
  • Medical insurance plans.
  • Optional life.
  • Paid time off (PTO)—30 PTO days (includes vacation, personal, sick and CME) plus seven holidays.
  • Prescription drug plan.
  • Short-term disability insurance.
  • Vision.

We welcome the opportunity to discuss medical staff opportunities with you.

Quality care

Our staff is dedicated to delivering high-quality healthcare with state-of-the-art technology. Claxton-Hepburn has kept pace with the advancement of technology and with the ever-changing healthcare needs of our patients. The last decade has seen significant growth with the recruitment of additional physicians in existing and new specialties, the constant upgrade of equipment, and the addition of many new services at the medical center.

Physician support services

The St. Lawrence Health Alliance (SLHA) serves as a management services organization (MSO), providing practice management and office services to our physicians.