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Saratoga Hospital and Albany Med Celebrate Grand Opening of Emergent Care Center in Malta

MALTA, NY, May 31, 2013—Albany Medical Center and Saratoga Hospital today celebrated the grand opening of Malta Med Emergent Care, the only center in the Capital Region to provide both 24/7 urgent care and treatment for more serious injuries by emergency medicine physicians from the region’s trauma center, Albany Med.

A joint venture of the two hospitals, the $17.5 million Malta Med Emergent Care provides area residents an alternative to hospital emergency rooms for all but the most serious medical circumstances.

The new facility is located at 6 Medical Park Drive, just west of Northway Exit 12, across from the Hyatt.

Malta Med Emergent Care provides real-time specialty consultation with specialists at Albany Med and Saratoga Hospital; diagnostic imaging, including MRI, CT, X-ray and ultrasound; and a helipad and ambulance bays for fast transit for those requiring hospital-based care.

Albany Medical Center President and CEO James J. Barba said, “By working in partnership, our two hospitals are able to make the highest quality medical services in the region more accessible to more of our residents. The unique center we have created is an important addition that will help continue to make southern Saratoga County attractive to both businesses and families.

The joint venture meets the needs of one of the fastest growing areas in the Capital Region, while providing a cost-effective alternative to emergency room care. Malta Med Emergent Care is minutes away from Luther Forest Technology Campus and GLOBALFOUNDRIES.

“Malta Med represents a smarter, better way of meeting our community’s healthcare needs,” said Saratoga Hospital President and CEO Angelo Calbone. “This new facility draws on the strengths of two complementary organizations to provide convenient, around-the-clock access to a level of care previously unavailable in the Saratoga region.”

Malta Med Emergent Care occupies the first floor of a two-story, 60,000-square-foot building. The second floor will house medical offices for primary care and specialty physicians to help patients access follow-up care when needed. Physicians will begin moving into those offices in June.

Emergency physicians from Albany Med joined Saratoga Hospital’s urgent care team at Malta Medical Arts in July 2011. Services previously provided at that Route 9 facility have been expanded and relocated to the new, larger Malta Med Emergent Care.

 

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May 6, 2013

 

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Ellen Kerness

Manager, Marketing and Communications

ekerness@saratogahospital.org

(518) 583-8679