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Amsterdam hospital's hepatitis efforts earn state award

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St. Mary’s Hospital is one of nine hospitals throughout the state to receive an award for its work preventing the spread of hepatitis B. State Health Commissioner Richard Daines visited the hospital Wednesday to congratulate the staff and administrators and present them with a certificate of excellence. Hepatitis B is a mainly sexually transmitted disease that if neglected can cause liver disease and death. The state Department of Health began mandating in 2006 that hospitals ...

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