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Malta Med Emergent Care Earns Highest Accreditation in Diagnostic Imaging

MALTA, NY  December 5, 2013 — Malta Med Emergent Care, a partnership between Albany Medical Center and Saratoga Hospital, has earned American College of Radiology accreditation for meeting the highest quality and safety standards for three diagnostic imaging modalities.
Malta Med received the ACR accreditation for computerized tomography (CT scanning), MRI and ultrasound following a rigorous review of personnel qualifications, facility equipment and quality-control procedures.

“This achievement recognizes Malta Med’s commitment to providing patients with the highest levels of care and safety, and to ensuring that every patient receives the best treatment possible from highly qualified personnel,” said Dr. Richard Falivena, medical director, Malta Med Emergent Care.

A joint venture of the two hospitals, Malta Med Emergent Care opened in June to give area residents an alternative to hospital emergency rooms for all but the most serious medical circumstances. Malta Med also provides routine urgent care.

In addition to diagnostic imaging, Malta Med Emergent Care provides real-time specialty consultation with specialists at Albany Med and Saratoga Hospital. A helipad and ambulance bays ensure fast transit for those requiring hospital care.

For more information about Malta Med, visit www.maltamed.org

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 physicians practice with more than 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, Saratoga Community Health 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, hematology oncology, internal medicine, nephrology, occupational medicine, pain management, psychiatry, pulmonary medicine and surgery. For more information, go to www.saratogahospital.org.
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