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Samaritan’s Jan Turcotte, MD, Elected into Healthcare Trustees of New York State

Published on: February 17, 2022

Watertown, NY – Samaritan Medical Center is pleased to announce Jan Turcotte, MD, has been elected into the board of governors for Healthcare Trustees of New York State (HTNYS).  Dr. Turcotte is the current chair of the Medical Center Board.

In her new role, Dr. Turcotte will collaborate with a team of trustees representing hospitals, continuing care organizations, and health systems from across New York state. They have a responsibility to provide guidance on and assist HTNYS activities and programs that aim to strengthen the voluntary healthcare system through improved leadership and increased involvement by healthcare trustees.

Jan Turcotte, MD

Throughout her career, Dr. Turcotte was an active member of the medical staff at Samaritan. She served as Chairperson of the Credentials and Operating Room – Ambulatory Surgical Unit committees, as well as Chairperson of the Department of Surgery and Chief of the Division of Surgery. She also was President of the Medical Staff in 1992. In these leadership positions, she was a voice and advocate for medical care at Samaritan and throughout the North Country.

Dr. Turcotte previously held roles with the American Cancer Society, American Red Cross, YMCA, Hospice of Jefferson County, and the Northern New York Community Foundation. She has also served on the Board of Trustees of Samaritan Medical Center for several years and currently holds the position of Chairperson.

The doctor was nominated for the role by Catherine Burns Quencer, former Chairperson of Samaritan Medical Center’s Board of Trustees and outgoing member of the HTNYS Board.