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

Dr. Dodds is an internist who worked at E.J. Noble Hospital before and after it became Gouverneur Hospital. He has also worked as a hospitalist and as teaching faculty at Bassett Medical Center, Cooperstown, where he was also associate clinical faculty at Columbia Presbyterian Medical School. He worked as a hospitalist at Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst, N.C., where he was also 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.

Dr. Dodds succeeds Dr. Donald Schuessler Jr. as medical director.

Dr. Lorenc will also provide oversight of Canton-Potsdam Hospital’s emergency department. He is medical director of the Potsdam Volunteer Rescue Squad. Dr. Lorenc 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 earned his medical degree from SUNY Buffalo.

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