Thousand Islands Golf Classic

August 9th, 2021

Thousand Islands Country Club
Wellesley Island

Online Auction

New this year!

See below for a schedule of events and sponsorship opportunities.

Please join us for the Samaritan Foundation’s 24th Annual Thousand Islands Golf Classic!

Enjoy 18 holes of golf while supporting the Samaritan Medical Center Foundation. We will accept up to 36 teams and will be using both the old and lake courses to allow for social distancing and compliance with safety protocols.

You can make a difference by joining local businesses and community leaders who have already made the choice to support local healthcare, which impacts their family, friends and neighbors, all while enjoying a round of golf!

For any questions or more information, please call 315-785-5785 or email

Schedule of Events

  • Thursday, June 4th Close

    Dinner & Auction
    Click here to RSVP
    Rob Reddick Residence
    22419 Aerie Cove Road
    Alexandria Bay, NY

    6:00 – 7:00 pm
    Cocktails & Hors d’Oeuvres

    7:00 pm
    Dinner & Live Auction
    Silent Auction throughout the evening

  • Friday, June 5th Close

    Thousand Islands Golf Classic
    Thousand Islands Country Club
    Wellesley Island, NY

    8:00 – 9:00 am
    Tournament Registration & Continental Breakfast

    9:00 am
    18-Hole Golf Tournament Shotgun Start

    Immediately Following
    Tournament Awards at Hackers

Become a Sponsor

To become a sponsor, please submit our Online Sponsorship Form or contact Thank you for your interest and support!

Presenting Sponsor: $7,500
  • Company logo on event publicity
  • Company logo on event website
  • Media highlight, as scheduled
  • Tee signage
  • Golf cart signage
  • Beverage cart signage
  • 8 reservations for Dinner & Auction
  • 2 foursomes in tournament
Gold Sponsor: $5,000
  • Company logo on event publicity
  • Listing on event website
  • Tee signage
  • Golf cart signage
  • 8 reservations for Dinner & Auction
  • 2 foursomes in tournament
Silver Sponsor: $3,000
  • Company logo on tournament day publicity
  • Listing on event website
  • Tee signage
  • Golf cart signage
  • 8 reservations for Dinner & Auction
  • 1 foursome in tournament
Bronze Sponsor: $2,000
  • Company logo on tournament day publicity
  • Listing on event website
  • 4 reservations for the Dinner & Auction
  • 1 foursome in tournament
Dinner & Auction Sponsor: $4,000
  • Prominent signage as Dinner & Auction sponsor
  • Listing on event website
  • Company logo on napkins
  • 8 reservations for Dinner & Auction
Lunch Sponsor: $2,500
  • Signage at food stations
  • Listing on event website
  • Company logo on napkins
Breakfast Sponsor: $1,000
  • Signage at breakfast station
  • Listing on event website
Beverage Cart Sponsor: $500
  • Signage on beverage carts
  • Listing on event website
Golf Cart Sponsor: $200
  • Signage on one golf cart
  • Listing on event website
Tee Sponsor: $150
  • Signage at one tee
  • Listing on event website
Auction Item Donation
  • Signage at auction table
  • Recognition in auction program
  • Listing on event website

Teens For Miracles Fashion Show


WATERTOWN, NY – Is a prom in your future? Or maybe you’re attending another formal occasion and are looking for just the right dress or tuxedo. The “Teens for Miracles” event will spice up the runway with the latest styles and trends. But why just sit in the audience and watch? Sign up to be a teen model for a chance to try on and show off formal attire that you or others could add to your wardrobe.

For more than a decade, Kathy Lettiere, owner, A Touch of Grace, Watertown, has organized the “Teens for Miracles” fashion show to raise money and awareness for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals at Samaritan Medical Center. During this time, hundreds of local teens have walked in the fashion show modeling bridal and prom fashions.

Teen girls in grades 9-12 can sign up to be models in the fashion show by calling Kathy Lettiere at A Touch of Grace at 315-788-6164. All models must be fitted no later than January 28th.

The “Teens for Miracles” fashion show will be held at the Ramada Inn, Watertown on Sunday, February 3rd at 2:00 pm. Tickets for the event are $10 each and will be available for purchase at A Touch of Grace, the Children’s Miracle Network Office at Samaritan, or at the door on the day of the event. Teen models are encouraged to ask family and friends to purchase tickets to the event.

There will be a drawing at the conclusion of the fashion show for several gift certificates, sponsored by Kathy Lettiere, to include a prom gown, tanning, nails and dinner – all the essentials for the perfect prom night!

For more information on the event, please contact Kathy Lettiere at 315-788-6164 or Kristin LaClair, CMN Development Manager at 315-785-4053.

Parking Garage Availability

On Saturday, October 15th and Sunday, October 16th, a crew will be on-site to seal/stripe the ramp up to the 3rd level as well as the 3rd level deck. The following weekend (October 22nd and 23rd) they will do the 4th level. On both weekends, BOTH levels will be closed and will re-open on Monday morning. However, the first and second levels of the parking garage will remain open throughout the sealing and striping process and will be available for patient, visitor and employee parking.

Samaritan Adds Breakthrough MRI System

Fast scans. Exceptional comfort. Unmatched quality.

Has your doctor ever recommended that you get an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) exam? Or are you simply curious about this safe imaging test?

There’s no better place to schedule an MRI exam than Samaritan Medical Center. That’s because we now have the Philips Ingenia 3.0T, the first-ever digital broadband MR scanner. This revolutionary system delivers superb image resolution, fast exams, and a more open patient experience you can feel good about.

It’s fast. Our Ingenia 3.0T can scan patients of varying size, age, and medical condition in less time than previous MR systems on the market. Routine exams of the brain, spine, knee, ankle, and liver are quick and easy. And even more complex scans may only last 15 to 40 minutes.

It’s comfortable. Our revolutionary new Philips Ingenia 3.0T has a wide-bore opening to make you feel less confined. In fact, most scans can be done with your head completely out of the system.

It’s accurate. The Philips Ingenia 3.0T delivers the revealing images your doctor needs to help diagnose your medical condition correctly.
This makes it easier for your doctor to identify and pinpoint any potential problems and helps reduce the number of repeat exams.

The right choice for imaging. Philips Ingenia 3.0T is one more reason to ask your doctor about scheduling your next diagnostic imaging exam at Samaritan Medical Center . To learn more about our wide range of diagnostic and imaging services, click here.


Is there any risk?
MRIs use no harmful radiation and there are no known health side effects. MRI studies are very low-risk procedures for most patients.

Can anyone get an MRI?
An MRI isn’t for everyone. Be sure to inform your physician if you have a pacemaker, aneurysm clips in the brain, a shunt with telesensor, inner ear implants, metal fragments in one or both eyes, implanted spinal cord stimulators, or if you’re pregnant or breast feeding.

How do I prepare for an MRI exam?
For many MRI exams, no special preparation is needed. For some, you may need to fast for 4-12 hours prior to the exam. Others require you to swallow a fluid, or to have an injection, that helps show what’s going on inside your body. Guidelines vary with the specific exam and also with the facility. You will be asked to remove all metal (earrings, watches, bobby pins, etc.) and credit cards. You may be asked to wear a gown during the exam or wear loose-fitting clothing with no metal fasteners, zippers, or buttons.

How long will the exam take?
With our advanced Philips Ingenia 3.0T, we can perform routine exams of the brain, spine, knee, ankle, and liver quickly and easily. More complex vascular, cardiac, and musculoskeletal studies can last from 20 to 40 minutes. You should allow extra time in case the exam lasts longer than expected.

Why is Samaritan Medical Center the right choice for an MRI?
At Samaritan Medical Center , we have recently added the Philips Ingenia 3.0T MR system to ensure our doctors and staff have access to the best imaging equipment available and to help deliver the best experience possible to our patients.
The Philips Ingenia 3.0T delivers superb image quality, fast exams, and a more open experience that you can feel good about. In fact, most scans can be performed with your head entirely out of the opening. You’ll probably be very comfortable as you lie on the padded table.

Does the scanner make a lot of noise?
The magnet makes a slight rapping sound as images are being taken. In between scans the machine is quiet. Your MRI technologist will provide you with hearing protection, but you can still hear the technologist if he or she speaks to you during the exam.

Will I have to hold still the whole time?
We’ll get the highest quality results if you hold still during the exam. The technologists will guide you and let you know when you can move between scans.

Will I be alone?
You’ll be in contact with one of our technologists at all times. Even when he or she is not in the MRI room, you will be able to talk to him or her by intercom. In some cases a family member is welcome to stay in the room with you during your scan.

How do I schedule an MRI at Samaritan Medical Center?
In most cases, your doctor can do that for you. Physicians ordering an MRI for their patients, or patients with a doctor’s order, can schedule an appointment by calling 315-779-5200.

The Susan Peters Nursing Scholarship

Congratulations to 2021 Recipients Teresa Bednar, RN, and Desiree Fuller, RN! Click to learn more.

The Susan Peters Nursing Scholarship

The Susan Peters Nursing Scholarship was established to assist with the education costs for a Registered Nurse (RN) who is continuing their education, and specifically pursuing a Nurse Practitioner degree. The scholarship will award two (2) scholarships in the amount of $2,000 each year.

Mrs. Peters, who sadly passed away in March 2020, set up this scholarship because she wanted to make an impact on the future of nursing in our community while promoting the Nurse Practitioner profession. She was a 1965 graduate of the House of the Good Samaritan (HGS) Nursing School and spent over 20 years as a Nurse Manager in various areas, including Med/Surg and Orthopedics. She retired in 1999 as a Radiation Oncology Nurse.

Please click below to download an application. You may contact the Samaritan Foundation at 315-785-5745 with any questions.

Download an application

Pictured above with Susan Peters, seated left, are Shellie Green, standing, and Erin Phinney, seated right, the first recipients of the Susan Peters Nursing Scholarship, established in 2018.

CT Earns IAC Accreditation


Star Lake, New York —– Approximately one in 10 Americans undergoes a Computed Tomography (CT) scan each year in order to detect abnormalities, injuries or diseases. A highly regarded diagnostic imaging tool due to its ability to detect minute differences in tissue as well as its multiplanar reformatted imaging capabilities, CT is used to diagnose conditions of the neck, chest, abdomen, pelvis, extremities, cardiac and vascular system and sinus and temporal bones.

There are many factors that contribute to an accurate diagnosis based on CT imaging. The training and experience of both the operator performing the procedure and the interpreting physician, the type of CT equipment used, adherence to radiation dose guidelines and the quality assessment metrics each facility is required to measure, all contribute to a positive patient outcome. IAC accreditation is a “seal of approval” that patients can rely on as an indicator of consistent quality care and a dedication to continuous improvement.

Clifton-Fine Hospital located in Star Lake, NY has been granted a three-year term of accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in CT in the areas of Body CT and Neurological CT.

Accreditation by IAC indicates that Clifton-Fine Hospital has undergone an intensive application and review process and is found to be in compliance with the published Standards, thus demonstrating a commitment to quality patient care in CT. Comprised of a detailed self-evaluation followed by a thorough review by a panel of medical experts, the IAC accreditation process enables both the critical operational and technical components of the applicant facility to be assessed, including representative case studies and their corresponding final reports.

About IAC

IAC provides accreditation programs for vascular testing, echocardiography, nuclear/PET, MRI, diagnostic CT, dental CT, carotid stenting, vein treatment and management and cardiac electrophysiology. The IAC programs for accreditation are dedicated to ensuring quality patient care and promoting health care and all support one common mission: Improving health care through accreditation®. IAC accreditation is widely respected within the medical community, as illustrated by the support of the national medical societies related to CT, which include physicians, technologists and physicists. To date, the IAC accrediting divisions have granted accreditation to more than 14,000 sites throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.

SMC on Diversion

July 5, 2017

PLEASE NOTE: Samaritan Medical Center is on ambulance diversion. This by no means indicates that we are closed – WE ARE ACCEPTING PATIENTS. Diversion is simply a request for ambulance services to consider transporting patients to another hospital, if the patient agrees, and if that is an option for the patient. Unstable (critical) patients who cannot safely make it to another facility will still come here, and we are still accepting walk-in patients, though they may experience an unusually long wait depending on the acuity of their condition. It is important to note that expectant mothers and patients seeking behavioral health are not affected.

July 7, 2017 UPDATE: SMC is no longer on ambulance diversion.