Glens Falls Hospital Awarded Nearly $20 Million Through Statewide Health Care Facility Transformation Program

07/19/17

Glens Falls Hospital Awarded Nearly $20 Million Through Statewide Health Care Facility Transformation Program

Largest Grant in Hospital’s History Will Allow for Construction of New “Medical Village” on Main Campus


GLENS FALLS, NY — Glens Falls Hospital will receive $19.95 million in state funding through the New York State Department of Health’s Statewide Health Care Facility Transformation Program to create an integrated, patient-centered Medical Village on the main hospital campus.

The historic award, announced on Tuesday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, is believed to be the largest public or private grant in the hospital’s history. It was also the largest Transformation Program grant awarded in the Capital and North Country regions, and the fourth largest in the state.

The “Medical Village” refers to bringing together a wide range of outpatient medical services in one location, improving accessibility and coordination of care for patients, and communication and coordination between healthcare providers. At Glens Falls Hospital, the “Village” will be housed in a new medical pavilion offering primary care, with integrated behavioral health services; urgent care; advanced diagnostics; specialty ambulatory detoxification services to support individuals during a substance abuse crisis through the provision of treatment, prevention and linkages with community resources; and advanced telemedicine capabilities allowing for more effective and efficient communications between the hospital and other healthcare providers. The hospital also plans to re-locate its Emergency Department to the new pavilion to ensure coordinated care and access to all outpatient services.

“Glens Falls Hospital is both thrilled and humbled to receive this funding through the Statewide Health Care Facility Transformation Program,” said Glens Falls Hospital President and CEO Dianne Shugrue. “It is an incredible investment in our organization and, more importantly, in our regional community. Establishing an integrated outpatient service center will truly be transformative — ensuring that more individuals have access to evidenced-based, coordinated, patient-centered care, and improving the cost-efficiency of essential services provided by the hospital.”

“This is all about delivering high quality care in the right setting, at the right time, at the appropriate cost,” Ms. Shugrue added.

Preliminary plans call for the new building to be constructed adjacent to the hospital’s West Entrance. Designs for the building and a total project cost have not yet been completed.

The Statewide Health Care Facility Transformation Program is intended to strengthen and protect continued access to health care services in communities throughout New York State. Funding for these grants was authorized in the 2017-18 budget.


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ABOUT GLENS FALLS HOSPITAL

Glens Falls Hospital (GFH) is the largest hospital between Albany, NY and Montreal, Canada and maintains a service area that spans 6,000 square miles across 5 diverse counties. Founded in 1897, GFH today operates an advanced health care delivery system featuring 24 regional facilities including 8 specialty practices and 10 primary care centers. A vast array of specialized medical and surgical services are provided in addition to coronary care, occupational and behavioral health care, rehabilitation and wellness and others. The main hospital campus is home to the C.R. Wood Cancer Center, the Joyce Stock Snuggery birthing center, the Breast Center and a chronic wound healing center. GFH is a not-for-profit organization and the largest employer in New York’s Adirondack region, with over 2,700 staff and more than 300 affiliated physicians. For more information visit www.GlensFallsHospital.org.


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