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Not too far away, St. Peter’s Health Partners is expanding its urgent care presence with a $7.5 million project at an existing facility on Route 146.
“Health care is getting much more customer-focused,” said Dr. James K. Reed, president and CEO of St. Peter’s Health Partners. For the patient, “It’s a lot more convenient.”
The cities also are seeing a construction surge as duplicate facilities are eliminated and existing buildings are expanded and improved.
Samaritan Hospital in Troy, now part of St. Peter’s Health Partners, will see a new patient tower. A parking garage, meanwhile, is nearing completion. The Samaritan projects total about $100 million. Troy’s other hospital, also part of St. Peter’s, will no longer provide acute care. Instead, St. Mary’s Hospital is becoming an ambulatory care center.
St. Peter’s earlier spent $259 million on a major expansion of its hospital in Albany.
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