Canton-Potsdam Hospital President to Present at SUNY Canton

David AckerThe President and CEO of Canton-Potsdam Hospital and the St. Lawrence Health System will be presenting at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26, in SUNY Canton’s Woodcock Conference Suites room 212. The event is free and open to the public.

David B. Acker, J.D., is the latest area business leader to join the college’s ongoing Excellence in Leadership Lecture Series. He will be sharing his career path beyond college and imparting his strategies for success in the healthcare industry.

Acker is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and is a former chairman of the American Hospital Association Governing Council for Small and Rural Hospitals. He was also the chairman of the Education Committee of the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council and has numerous other outstanding professional credentials.

Canton-Potsdam Hospital is a leading healthcare provider and a part of the St. Lawrence Health System (SLHS). In addition to operating the two main hospital campuses in Potsdam and Gouverneur, SLHS also operates extension outpatient facilities in Antwerp, Gouverneur, DeKalb Junction, Edwards, Canton, Colton, Potsdam, Norwood, Norfolk, Brasher Falls, and Massena. It has 130 full-time medical staff members, 1,350 employees and is a major area employer for SUNY Canton alumni.


About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier college for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and professional certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management and public service and recently received number one rankings in library resources, library services and tutoring services in the SUNY Student Opinion Survey. The college’s faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as ten exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 14 athletic teams compete as members of the NCAA Division III.

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