Who We Are

North Star Health Alliance (NSHA) is a collaborative partnership of like-minded healthcare organizations established to enhance economic and financial stability, support clinical excellence, improve affordability, and strengthen communities for our partners in northern New York.


Carthage Area Hospital

Carthage Area Hospital (CAH) was established as a not-for-profit 501(c) (3) rural community hospital in 1965. The facility is a 25-bed Critical Access Hospital that serves approximately 83,000 residents living in Jefferson, northern Lewis, and southern St. Lawrence Counties. The Hospital is proud to serve both civilian and military personnel and their families at Fort Drum. Our motto “the Place for Personal Care,” is our commitment to the community.

Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center

Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center is a private, not-for-profit, 115-bed community hospital and regional referral center. Claxton-Hepburn includes 67 acute-care beds, a 10-bed intensive care unit, a 10-bed birthing center, and a 28-bed mental health center. The medical center provides primary care to nearly 40,000 residents of Ogdensburg and surrounding communities and regional services to the 108,000 people of St. Lawrence County.


North Star Health Alliance is led by a team of expert healthcare leaders.

Richard Duvall

CEO, Carthage Area Hospital and Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center

Butch Eavenson

Senior VP, Solutions

Rob Bloom

CFO, Carthage Area Hospital and Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center

Michael Brad Hamilton

Strategic Advisor


Shared Service Success

Ovation Healthcare is the engine within North Star Health Alliance and will bring shared services at the same scale as a large national health system. Key statistics of Ovation Healthcare include:


clients across 47 states


of client net patient revenue (NPR) under contract


savings in GPO and supply
chain related purchases


lower average net days in AR compared to other hospitals