St. Lawrence Health

NP McLain Becomes SLH Hospitalist

Prior to becoming a member of the SLH medical team, he was a locum at GH and MH.

Dec. 20, 2023 3   min read

Matthew McLain, ACNP-BC, APRN-CNP

POTSDAM, NY – Board Certified Nurse Practitioner Matthew McLain, ACNP-BC, APRN-CNP, has joined the Hospitalist team at Canton-Potsdam Hospital.

NP McLain is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse – Certified Nurse Practitioner (APRN-CNP), and an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner - Board Certified (ACNP-BC). He earned his Masters of Science in Nursing, Adult Acute Care Nure Practitioner degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL.

Prior to becoming a member of the St. Lawrence Health medical team, NP McLain served as a locum (temporary) provider in the system’s Gouverneur Hospital and Massena Hospital.

"I am thrilled to be joining the talented and highly esteemed Hospitalist team with St. Lawrence Health at Canton-Potsdam Hospital,” he said.

"My goal is to contribute to the continued growth and success of the Hospital and health system, while providing the highest level of care to my patients. I am really excited to be continuing my work in the Critical Care Unit where I have spent the majority of my 20-year nursing career,” NP McLain noted. 

“I am also honored to continue providing care for the residents of St. Lawrence County, having previously served those in Gouverneur and Massena. Furthermore, it is thrilling to be part of a system that embraces innovation and prioritizes patient well-being,” he added.

NP McLain has advanced practice skills in central venous line insertion, arterial line insertion, ultrasound guided intravenous line insertion, external jugular intravenous line placement, bedside ultrasound (butterfly) and thoracic imaging interpretation, lumbar puncture, suturing, and rapid-sequence endotracheal intubation.

As a St. Lawrence Health Hospitalists, NP McLain is a specialists in the care of hospitalized patients. As a member of the care team, he coordinates acute-level care with primary care practitioners, case managers, allied health members, and specialists.

Learn more about the SLH Hospitalist and inpatient services