TROY, N.Y. -- Seton Health today unveiled a major new renovation project at St. Mary’s Hospital in Troy that will provide emergency room patients with shorter wait times, increased privacy and more access to an emergency department staffed completely with physicians who are board-certified and residency-trained in emergency medicine.
The more than $750,000 project provides for increased space, four new emergency department beds, an enhanced “Express Care” area for dealing with minor medical emergencies in a timely manner, a remodeled waiting room area and an enhanced nurses’ station to provide access to more high-tech monitoring and patient care equipment.
“The community has been relying on St. Mary’s Hospital for more than 160 years. Just last year, more than 35,000 patients visited the St. Mary’s Emergency Department. These renovations are critically important and will allow us to continue to meet the expectations of our patients and their families for many years to come,” said Scott St. George, Seton Health’s interim president and CEO.
Funding for the project came from private donations and an economic development grant provided by the New York State Senate.
“This is a very exciting day for Seton Health/St. Mary’s, our emergency department staff and, most importantly, the patients who use our facility,” said Dr. Jeffrey Ruzich, emergency department medical director. “Our patients and our community will benefit tremendously. As available health care is being pushed to emergency departments, having state-of-the-art facilities such as this in our community is more important than ever.”