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May 26, 2021
Saratoga Hospital Invests over $1 Million in Mental Health Unit
Renovation enhances safety and care environment
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y., May 26, 2021—Saratoga Hospital recently completed a more than $1 million update of its mental health unit, creating a safer, more healing patient environment.
The newly renovated unit combines the latest, most effective safety measures with aesthetic changes—including new lighting and more attractive, modern furnishings—that can have a positive impact on the patient experience.
“The environment plays an important role in building the trust and comfort that are essential to providing patient-centered, trauma-informed care,” said Janice Prichett, the hospital’s executive director of behavioral health.
“Saratoga Hospital could have just made the safety updates but, instead, undertook a major renovation that demonstrates our commitment to behavioral health,” she added. “Now, that commitment is on display to our patients every day.”
The renovations took 18 months in part because of the challenges of replacing floors, walls and ceilings during the pandemic. All that remains are some final finishing touches, including a mural and other artwork.
About Saratoga Hospital: Saratoga Hospital is the Saratoga region’s leading healthcare provider and the only acute-care facility in Saratoga County. The hospital’s multispecialty practice, Saratoga Hospital Medical Group, provides care at more than 20 locations, ensuring easy access to programs and services that can have the greatest impact on individual and community health. Saratoga Hospital has maintained Magnet designation for nursing excellence since 2004. The hospital is an affiliate of the Albany Med Health System, which also includes Albany Med, Columbia Memorial Health and Glens Falls Hospital. The region’s largest locally governed health system, it has 1,520 beds, more than 800 physicians and 125 outpatient locations. For more information: www.saratogahospital.org or www.facebook.com/SaratogaHospital.
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