N E W S R E L E A S E
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 8, 2016
Emily Wright Named Site Administrator at
Malta Med Emergent Care
Responsible for Operations at Albany Med-Saratoga Hospital Joint Venture
MALTA, NY, August 8, 2016—Emily Wright has been appointed site administrator at Malta Med Emergent Care, a joint venture of Albany Medical Center and Saratoga Hospital. The two hospitals opened Malta Med in June 2013 to provide residents of southern Saratoga County with easy access to high-quality urgent and emergent care, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
In her new role, Wright is responsible for all Malta Med operations – emergent care, medical imaging, and laboratory services – and provides oversight over all staff, while working collaboratively with emergency medicine physicians from Albany Medical Center, as well as healthcare providers from Saratoga Hospital.
“We are happy to appoint an experienced, clinical professional such as Emily as Malta Med’s site administrator to help ensure that we continue to provide high-quality care to Saratoga County residents,” said Steven Frisch, M.D., senior executive vice president for the integrated delivery system at Albany Medical Center and Chair of Healthcare Partners of Saratoga.
Wright joined Malta Med as clinical nurse manager in October and was recently named site administrator. The promotion recognizes her leadership, clinical and management expertise, and strong relationships with providers at Malta Med, Albany Medical Center and Saratoga Hospital.
She holds a master’s in business administration, with a concentration in medical management, from the University of Rochester. A registered nurse, she has a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Rochester and a bachelor’s degree in business communication from the State University of New York at Geneseo.
Malta Med has experienced steady growth since opening in 2013 and is expected to exceed 31,000 emergent care visits this year. Also, this year, the lab is expected to complete more than 118,000 tests, while medical imaging—including X-ray, CT, MRI, and ultrasound—is on track to conduct more than 26,000 tests.
The success of the Malta Med partnership also has been recognized by those outside the organization. The Northeast New York Professional Nurses Association recently honored the Malta Med Emergent Care staff with the association’s Teamwork Recognition Award.
“We have long believed the partnership is good medicine—and is good for our community,” said Angelo Calbone, president and CEO of Saratoga Hospital and Vice-Chair of Healthcare Partners of Saratoga. “Malta Med is an excellent example of how collaboration and teamwork can elevate the level of care available in the Saratoga region.”
In fact, Albany Med and Saratoga Hospital’s experience at Malta Med played a key role in their decision to affiliate. The hospitals announced their plans to affiliate last October.
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About Albany Medical Center: Albany Medical Center, northeastern New York’s only academic health sciences center, is one of the largest private employers in the Capital Region. It incorporates the 734-bed Albany Medical Center Hospital, which offers the widest range of medical and surgical services in the region, and the Albany Medical College, which trains the next generation of doctors, scientists and other healthcare professionals, and also includes a biomedical research enterprise and the region’s largest physician practice with more than 450 doctors. Albany Medical Center works with dozens of community partners to improve the region’s health and quality of life. For more information: www.amc.edu orwww.facebook.com/albanymedicalcenter.
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 more than 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 main campus, Mollie Wilmot Radiation Oncology Center, Saratoga Community Health Center, Saratoga Hospital Center for Breast Care, Saratoga Hospital Center for Sleep Disorders, Saratoga Surgery Center, Wilton Medical Arts, practice offices and services at the Saratoga Medical Park at Malta, six primary care offices and five regional therapy centers across Saratoga County. Saratoga Hospital Medical Group, the hospital’s multispecialty physician practice, includes physicians in the following specialties: cardiology, dentistry, endocrinology, ENT, family medicine, hematology/oncology, internal medicine, neonatology, nephrology, neurology, occupational medicine, oncology, pain management, palliative care, physiatry, podiatry, primary care, psychiatry, pulmonary medicine, sleep disorders, surgery and urology. For more information: www.saratogahospital.org or www.facebook.com/SaratogaHospital.
About Malta Med Emergent Care: Malta Med Emergent Care is a service of Healthcare Partners of Saratoga, a non-profit corporation established by Albany Medical Center and Saratoga Hospital.