Saratoga Hospital and Albany Med Celebrate Grand Opening of Malta Med
MALTA, NY, May 31, 2013—Albany Medical Center and Saratoga Hospital today celebrated the grand opening of Malta Med Emergent Care, the only such center in the Capital Region to be staffed 24/7 by emergency medicine physicians from the region’s sole trauma center, Albany Med.
A joint venture of the two hospitals, the $17.5 million Malta Med Emergent Care gives area residents an alternative to hospital emergency rooms for all but the most serious medical circumstances. Malta Med also provides routine urgent care.
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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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 651-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 physicians practice with nearly 400 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 or www.facebook.com/albanymedicalcenter.
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, Saratoga Hospital Nursing Home, Wilton Medical Arts, Saratoga Surgery Center and the Mollie Wilmot Radiation Oncology Center. The hospital’s physician practice, Saratoga Regional Medical Group, includes primary care physicians and specialists in endocrinology, internal medicine, nephrology, occupational medicine, pain management, psychiatry, pulmonary medicine and surgery. For more information, go to www.saratogahospital.org.
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