Targeted for completion in 2017, the $99.9 million project will include construction, renovation and modernization of inpatient facilities on Samaritan’s campus and the relocation, expansion and enhancement of all outpatient services on the St. Mary’s campus.
For more than 100 years, Samaritan and St. Mary’s Hospitals have been providing high-quality, compassionate care to the people of Troy and neighboring communities. Over the years, the hospitals expanded, renovated and modernized their facilities and equipment and added services that best met the needs of the population.
Today, the two Troy hospitals are facing unprecedented challenges due to federal health care reform, which focuses on expanded primary and ambulatory care, and continued reductions in state and federal reimbursement. Multiple institutional and state studies have suggested that Troy cannot sustain two full-service community hospitals for the long term, and, as a result, we are now embarking on the most significant capital investment in the history of Rensselaer County. The Troy Master Facilities Plan will reconfigure and consolidate the hospitals to provide greater access, efficiency and fiscal sustainability, with the ultimate goal of a reinvigorated, state-of-the-art health care presence for the community. Without consolidation of inpatient services in Troy, the two Troy hospitals combined would lose in excess of $14 million per year by 2018.
By choosing to donate to the Transforming Health Care in Troy capital campaign through the Employee Fund Drive, you send a powerful message to the community that St. Peter’s Health Partners’ employees believe strongly in our mission and are willing to support it.
Please remember, a gift of any size will be greatly appreciated. It is your participation that will truly make a difference!
Construct a five-story pavilion at Samaritan Hospital adjacent to Lally Pavilion that will house an expanded emergency department, intensive care unit and patient beds.
Construct a 500-space parking garage at Samaritan on existing parking lot along Eagle Street.
Relocate Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing, outpatient endoscopy services and outpatient chemotherapy services to St. Mary’s campus
Renovate patient rooms at Samaritan Hospital.
Possibly move the inpatient geriatric psychiatry unit at Samaritan to Albany Memorial Hospital.
Upper floors of St. Mary’s will be vacant except for cardiac rehab and sleep center.
At end of phase 2, move all inpatient beds from St. Mary’s to Samaritan. Until then, St. Mary’s will provide inpatient care and ER services.
Prepare St. Mary’s to be an outpatient center that will provide urgent care services, imaging, chemotherapy, radiation oncology, endoscopy, ambulatory surgery and lab services.
St. Mary’s detox and/or alcohol rehabilitation may move to an outpatient setting. Inpatient detox will be at St. Peter’s Hospital, and remaining inpatient alcohol rehabilitation will be accommodated at St. Peter’s Addiction Recovery Center in Guilderland.