New Facility Will Bring Additional Health Care Opportunities to Southern Saratoga County Residents
TROY, N.Y. -- Seton Health/St. Mary’s Hospital today announced that it has submitted a proposal to the New York State Department of Health to build a freestanding emergency department next to its existing family health center, located at One Tallow Wood Drive in Clifton Park. The new emergency department will be the first of its kind in Southern Saratoga County and would provide needed emergency services to the growing population in that area of the Capital Region.
The proposed construction would add 10,750 square feet of space to Seton’s already existing location. Last year, there were more than 76,500 patient visits from Southern Saratoga County residents at the Seton Health facility. The emergency department would provide an additional eight emergency beds and two inpatient beds to the campus. Currently, the campus provides urgent care, family practice, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, medical labs and pediatric care to the community.
The new emergency department will accept ambulance transports and walk-ins 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Working in conjunction with Seton’s already existing and busy Urgent Care facility, the emergency department will provide more comprehensive health care options for community residents.
“Seton Health has been operating from this location for more than 20 years. We know and understand the residents of Southern Saratoga County and will remain faithful to serving these communities for decades to come,” said Gino Pazzaglini, Seton Health president and CEO. “This addition will provide area patients with highly accessible, high quality and prompt healthcare in a most convenient setting.”
The Seton Health proposal offers several unique benefits to the Clifton Park community. It:
The $1.2 million project –which will employ 28 staff members –needs approval from the New York State Department of Health. Construction is slated to begin in June 2010 with the facility expected to be fully operational no later than June 2011.