MALTA, N.Y. – Saratoga Hospital and Albany Medical Center marked a construction milestone Thursday during a “topping off” ceremony to celebrate placement of the final beam
at Malta Med Emergent Care.
A joint venture of the two hospitals, the $17.5 million facility will be the
only such center in the Capital Region staffed 24-hours-a-day by emergency
Malta Med Emergent Care will give residents nearby an alternative to hospital emergency rooms for all but the most
serious medical circumstances. Expected to open in spring 2013, the new building
is located on a 140-acre site owned by Saratoga Hospital off of Northway Exit
Malta Med Emergent Care will
occupy the first floor of a two-story, 60,000-square foot building. The second
floor will house medical offices for primary care and specialty physicians to
help patients access follow-up care when needed.
Emergency physicians from Albany
Med joined Saratoga Hospital's urgent care team at Malta
Medical Arts in July 2011. Services currently provided at that Route 9 facility
will be expanded and relocated to the new, larger Malta Med Emergent