The planned affiliation between Glens Falls Hospital and the Albany Med Health System was completed on July 1. Glens Falls Hospital is now part of a region wide system that includes Albany Medical Center in Albany, Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson, and Saratoga Hospital in Saratoga Springs.
The affiliation, adopted by the governing boards of both organizations, will help better coordinate and integrate clinical services and identify operational efficiencies between Glens Falls Hospital, the leading local health care provider, and Albany Med, the regional tertiary care center. Glens Falls Hospital joins a system that will now total 1,520 beds, almost 60,000 surgical cases and more than 2.7 million outpatient visits annually.
“This long planned partnership should give the North Country confidence that Glens Falls Hospital will continue to provide the quality care this community needs and deserves, today and well into the future,” said Dianne Shugrue, President and CEO of Glens Falls Hospital.
“Glens Falls Hospital has long been a partner in care with Albany Med. The affiliation concluded today enables us to work more closely to provide our communities with a strong, locally governed system of health care that is typically available only in major metropolitan areas,” said Steven Frisch, M.D., Albany Med senior executive vice president for the Integrated Delivery System. “Along with Columbia Memorial Health and Saratoga Hospital, and now Glens Falls Hospital, we have created our region’s most expansive health care system whose purpose is to serve the needs of our patients throughout northeastern New York and western New England.”
The affiliation was first announced in October 2018. The process included approvals by the NY State Department of Health, as well as sign-off by Federal Trade Commission.
About Glens Falls Hospital:
Glens Falls Hospital (GFH) 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 more than 20 regional facilities. A vast array of specialized medical and surgical services are provided in addition to coronary care, 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 2,500 employees and a medical staff of over 540 providers. For more information visit www.GlensFallsHospital.org.
About the Albany Med Health System:
Glens Falls Hospital is an affiliate of the Albany Med Health System, which also includes Albany Medical Center, Columbia Memorial Health and Saratoga Hospital. The region’s largest locally governed health system, it has 1,520 beds, more than 800 physicians and 125 outpatient locations throughout the Capital Region.