New healthcare pavilion coming to Troy

TROY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – St. Peter’s Pavilion in Troy is preparing for a new look.

It all started with a groundbreaking on Thursday.

Former Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute professor, 96-year-old Heinrich Medicus, pledged $10 million to the project in 2013. A new pavilion will bear his name.

It was the largest ever donation given to a healthcare group in Troy or Rensselaer County.

The new facility brings a new level of care to the residents of Troy and across the region.

“Today’s ceremony proves that one of the most significant fruits of our merger is the continued commitment of St. Peter’s Health Partners to health care in Troy, the future of the people of Troy and it’s surrounding communities,” St. Peter’s CEO Dr. Jim Reed said.

The new pavilion will boast an expanded emergency room department as well as nearly double the patient capacity.

The project is slated for completion in 2017.

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