Ticonderoga Dr. Ginger Weeks loved the people at the St. Joseph’s Addiction Treatment and Recovery Center out-patient clinic in Ticonderoga. And, they loved her.
“Ginger had a real passion for people in recovery,” said Jim Grant, St. Joseph’s communications director, “and she had a great fondness for the people of Ticonderoga. Everyone loved Ginger. We were blessed to have her.”
Weeks died in May at age 84. A pediatrician by trade, she served as a physician with St. Joseph’s the past 25 years. That’s why the newly-renovated and expanded Ti clinic was dedicated in her memory recently.
A plague was placed on the outside wall of the Ti clinic, located at 50 Montcalm St., reading: “The Ginger Weeks Building. St. Joseph’s Addiction Treatment and Recovery Centers Ticonderoga Outpatient Clinic. Dedicated to the memory of Ginger’s 25 years of service to St. Joseph’s and to her compassion for all seeking the joys of recovery.”
The Ticonderoga clinic, which serves about 50 clients, has added 2,200 square feet of space. It now has two new group rooms, a staff room and an office.
“We were limited before,” said Bryan Amell, St. Joseph’s deputy director of out-patient services. “This is a further commitment to the Ticonderoga area. We’re proud to provide needed services in a quality and healthy manner.
“This is a busy clinic,” he added. “Dr. Weeks played a major role in the growth of the Ti clinic. She had a strong feeling for people in recovery. I’m so pleased we can re-dedicate this building in memory of Dr. Weeks.”
Grant noted Weeks had a special bond with Ticonderoga because her daughter, Malinda Chapman, and her family live in the community. A Lake Placid resident, Weeks the first to volunteer to work in Ticonderoga, he recalled.
“She really enjoyed working for St. Joseph’s,” Chapman said of her mother. “It was a challenge for her and she loved being part of the treatment team. This was a really important part of her life.