Saratoga Hospital and Hudson Headwaters Work with Glens Falls Hospital and Women’s Care
Women’s Care, an obstetrics and gynecology practice with offices at 45 Hudson Ave. in Glens Falls and 6 Carpenter Lane in Saratoga Springs, announces the practice will close permanently on August 30. Saratoga Hospital and Hudson Headwaters Health Network are working in close collaboration with Glens Falls Hospital and Women’s Care to ensure strong access to comprehensive OB/GYN services continues in Glens Falls and Saratoga.
“It has been an honor taking care of our patients and their families,” said Diana Sustar, M.D., a physician and partner of Women’s Care. “While closing the practice is a difficult decision, we are heartened that Glens Falls Hospital, Saratoga Hospital and Hudson Headwaters have engaged in critical conversations and planning to ensure our community has access to comprehensive OB/GYN services. We also thank our patients for their support throughout the years.”
Four Women’s Care physicians will be joining existing OB/GYN practices following Women’s Care’s closure. Jennifer Bashant, M.D. and Diana Sustar, M.D. will join Women’s Health at Hudson Headwaters Health Network in Glens Falls (Call 518-792-7841 to establish, www.hhhn.org/locations/womens-health/). Susan Bradford, M.D. and Ali Doyle, M.D. will join the Saratoga Hospital Medical Group- OB/GYN and Midwifery (518-587-2400, www.saratogaobgyn.org).
“We are appreciative that the leaders of Women’s Care have engaged in thoughtful dialogue with Glens Falls Hospital, Saratoga Hospital and Hudson Headwaters Health Network to ensure OB/GYN access continues in our community,” said William Borgos, M.D., chief medical officer of Hudson Headwaters Health Network. “Dr. Bashant and Dr. Sustar are joining a knowledgeable and passionate team at Women’s Health, and we are pleased they will continue to provide patient care in our region.”
“We’re delighted to have Drs. Bradford and Doyle join the OB/GYN and midwifery practice at Saratoga Hospital,” said Scarlet Clement-Buffoline, vice president of operations at Saratoga Hospital. “We welcome this opportunity to collaborate with them to ensure continuity of care for their patients and the continuation of high-quality obstetrical and gynecological services for women in our communities.”
“We are proud to partner with Hudson Headwaters Health Network, Saratoga Hospital and the physicians of Women’s Care who are joining new practices,” said Paul Scimeca, president and CEO of Glens Falls Hospital. “Our goal is to ensure access to family-centered maternity care whether families choose Saratoga Hospital or the Snuggery at Glens Falls Hospital.”
Women’s Care providers encourage patients to keep any appointments from now until August 30 to talk through transition plans. Patients should expect a letter from the practice within the next week. Their providers are working closely with prenatal patients with due dates near the planned August 30 closure to discuss individualized needs. Further updates concerning the transfer of medical records and future plans of Women’s Care midwives and nurse practitioners will be listed on the Women’s Care website (www.womenscareny.com) as they become available.