Gouverneur Hospital, located in its namesake city in Northern New York, is a not-for-profit critical access hospital founded in 2013. "Critical access" is a federal designation that is available only to hospitals located in remote, rural regions, enabling these hospitals to be reimbursed at a higher rate because of the challenges they face in providing care in high-need areas. Gouverneur Hospital is certified for 25 beds and operates in affiliation with Canton-Potsdam Hospital in Potsdam, NY, under the umbrella of the St. Lawrence Health System. The mission of the St. Lawrence Health System is to improve health, expand access, and lower costs through coordination and integration of services.
Gouverneur Hospital serves a regional community of approximately 18,000 people in southern St. Lawrence, western Lewis, and northern Jefferson counties. Care is provided on the main hospital campus and at three regional primary care centers in Antwerp, DeKalb Junction, and Edwards, NY.