Chief of Newborn Medicine Named at Saratoga Hospital


July 20, 2016

Chief of Newborn Medicine Named at

Saratoga Hospital

LefnerSARATOGA SPRINGS, NY July 20, 2016—Saratoga Hospital has announced the naming of Jennifer Lefner, MD as Chief of Newborn Medicine. A Board Certified Neonatologist, Dr. Lefner will lead a team that provides round-the-clock neonatology coverage at the hospital’s birthing unit.

Dr. Lefner received her fellowship training at Women and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island and practiced neonatology most recently at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany. She is a member of the Saratoga Hospital Medical Group.

“We are especially pleased to have someone of Dr. Lefner’s experience and compassion become our Chief of Newborn Medicine,” said Richard Falivena, DO, MPH, Vice President, Chief Medical and Physician Integration Officer at Saratoga Hospital. “Mothers who deliver their babies here at Saratoga Hospital can be assured they have with Dr. Lefner and her team a level of expertise that is unmatched in our region.”

“Saratoga Hospital has always had a family-centered approach to obstetrics/maternity care, providing a high level of comfort during these special moments,” said Dr. Lefner. “Women should also know now that we really do have you covered. Neonatologists have special training in the care of newborns. Most babies are born healthy, but in the event a baby needs special attention we’re ready to help.”


About Saratoga Hospital: Saratoga Hospital is the Saratoga region’s leading healthcare provider. The only acute-care facility in Saratoga County, the hospital has a medical staff of over 450 physicians and other credentialed providers, offering care in a broad range of medical specialties. In keeping with its emphasis on quality, Saratoga Hospital was the first in the Capital Region to earn Magnet Designation for nursing excellence. Hospital facilities include: Saratoga Hospital, Wilton Medical Arts, Saratoga Surgery Center, Milton Health Center, Saratoga Community Health Center and the Mollie Wilmot Radiation Oncology Center. The hospital’s physician practice, Saratoga Hospital Medical Group, includes physicians in the following specialties: cardiology, dentistry, endocrinology, family medicine, hematology/oncology, internal medicine, nephrology, neurology, occupational medicine, oncology, pain management, physiatry, podiatry, primary care, psychiatry, pulmonary medicine, surgery and urology. For more information, go to or

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