Nathan Littauer-Albany Med facility in Amsterdam gaining patients

Nathan Littauer-Albany Med facility in Amsterdam gaining patients

AMSTERDAM — Nathan Littauer Hospital and Albany Medical Center say their new Amsterdam facility is seeing growing use by residents of an area where healthcare options are too few to meet need.The largest hospital in this part of the state and one of the smallest collaborated on the multispecialty medical office from conception to completion, evenly splitting the $5.6 million cost of constructing the facility on Golf Course Road in Amsterdam. In June, Albany Med placed offices for vascular surgery, neurosurgery, maternal fetal medicine and pediatric specialty care in about a third of the space. In September, Littauer began urgent care…
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Amsterdam, Gloversville hospitals feel strain of higher COVID rate, smaller staff

Amsterdam, Gloversville hospitals feel strain of higher COVID rate, smaller staff

AMSTERDAM — The latest COVID spike in Montgomery and Fulton counties has so far been manageable, the two local hospitals said Wednesday, but it is stretching their resources. Positive test rates and the number of new infections per capita in the two counties are some of the highest among the state's 62 counties and roughly triple the statewide rate. Meanwhile, Montgomery County's and particularly Fulton County's vaccination rates lag behind many other counties and the state as a whole. As they deal with this increased flow of people who need to be tested and treated, St. Mary's Healthcare and Nathan Littauer Hospital also…
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