Samaritan Hospital and St. Mary’s Hospital in Troy, New York, will merge into one legal entity on January 1, 2019. As previously announced, the merger will have no impact on the services or care provided at either facility.
As a result of the merger, St. Mary’s will become a remote location of Samaritan Hospital. All services previously licensed under St. Mary’s Hospital will become licensed and operated under Samaritan Hospital.
The name St. Mary’s Hospital will no longer legally be used. The building located at 1300 Massachusetts Ave. in Troy will be renamed Samaritan Hospital, and signage at that address will include a location line that reads “St. Mary’s Campus.”
“As we have said since the formation of St. Peter’s Health Partners in 2011, our goal has been to grow Samaritan Hospital into the prime location for inpatient care in Troy, and to transition St. Mary’s into an outpatient campus,” said Michael Finegan, president of acute care at SPHP. “The long-planned and previously announced merger of Samaritan and St. Mary’s represents the fulfillment of this goal. As a result, we are now in a better position than ever before to provide the highest quality, most compassionate, and most accessible care, to all who need it, in Troy and across the Capital Region.”
As the facility at 1300 Massachusetts Ave. no longer provides inpatient medical care, it does not meet U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) regulations for licensure as a stand-alone hospital.
As part of the merger, effective January 1, two centers at 1300 Massachusetts Ave. will be renamed. The Women’s Imaging Center at St. Mary’s Hospital will be renamed St. Peter’s Breast Center, and the St. Mary’s Sleep Center will be renamed St. Peter’s Sleep Center. These new names follow the naming convention SPHP has been using to unify services across the system under one name, including St. Peter’s Urgent Care, St. Peter’s Imaging, and St. Peter’s Laboratory.
Also effective January 1, at the SPHP Massry Center, located at 147 Hoosick St. in Troy, the physical rehabilitation services practice will be renamed St. Peter’s Therapy Services; St. Mary’s Podiatry Services will be renamed Samaritan Hospital Podiatry Services; and St. Mary’s Wound and Hyperbaric Medicine Program will be renamed Samaritan Hospital Wound and Hyperbaric Medicine Program.
Transforming Health Care in Troy
In September 2018, SPHP celebrated the completion of its $105 million Troy Master Facilities Plan (MFP), and held a grand opening for the new five-story Heinrich Medicus Pavilion at Samaritan Hospital. The pavilion features a new, state-of-the-art emergency department, intensive care unit, progressive care unit, medical/surgical units, and endoscopy suite.
All of the new units at Samaritan Hospital were developed with input and feedback from providers and nurses who work in the unit. Each space was designed to provide a comfortable and healing experience for patients, and optimized to provide an ideal setting for physician, nurses, and other clinicians to provide the highest quality and most compassionate patient-centered care.
SPHP broke ground on the MFP in September 2014, and began construction on the Heinrich Medicus Patient Pavilion in November 2015.
By consolidating inpatient care in Troy at a revitalized and modernized Samaritan Hospital, transitioning the facility at 1300 Massachusetts Ave. into an outpatient campus, and launching other strategic initiatives to increase access and better coordinate care for patients, SPHP has fulfilled the MFP’s promise to transform health care in Troy and surrounding communities.
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About St. Peter’s Health Partners
St. Peter’s Health Partners is the Capital Region’s largest private-sector employer, with nearly 12,500 employees and 170 locations across seven counties. The system has an annual budget of nearly $1.3 billion. St. Peter’s Health Partners was created in 2011 by the merger of St. Peter’s Health Care Services, Northeast Health, and Seton Health. The merger created the region’s largest and most comprehensive not-for-profit network of high-quality, advanced medical care, primary care, rehabilitation, and senior services. These services and programs are provided through Albany Memorial Hospital and St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany; Samaritan Hospital in Troy; Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital in Schenectady; as well as The Eddy system of continuing care and The Community Hospice. St. Peter’s Health Partners also includes the physician-governed St. Peter’s Health Partners Medical Associates, one of the region’s largest multispecialty physician group practices. St. Peter’s Health Partners is a member of Trinity Health, one of the nation’s largest Catholic health systems. For more information, please visit www.SPHP.com.