Albany Medical Center

Vox Pop
12:22 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

Medical Monday: Dr. Allen Gerber

Joining us this afternoon for Medical Monday is Dr. Allen Gerber, a neurologist with Albany Medical Center’s Neurosciences Institute. He is a specialist in multiple sclerosis and movement disorders and is here to answer your questions on those topics.

Capital Region News
12:15 pm
Sun October 26, 2014

Cystic Fibrosis Fundraiser Nov. 1 In Albany

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The public is invited to a fundraiser for cystic fibrosis research.

The historic Fort Orange Club in the heart of downtown Albany is hosting "Autumn Mix and Mingle," to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.  Donna Clark is executive director of the foundation. She says the November 1st event is an adults-only evening of wine and beer tasting and great food selection, and all for a good cause:

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Business
12:40 pm
Sun July 20, 2014

Technology: Albany Med Among "Most Wired" Hospitals In Nation

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Albany Medical Center was recently named one of the Most Wired Hospitals in the nation, according to Hospitals and Health Networks. It is one of 375 hospitals in the United States to receive the designation, which is awarded based on an annual survey of hospitals’ use of technology with regard to clinical patient safety and other areas of hospital management. As part of our regular look at technology in our region, WAMC’s Jessica Bloustein Marshall spoke with Albany Medical Center’s Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer, George Hickman.

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New York News
8:40 am
Mon December 2, 2013

Court Date For NY Woman Accused In One Fund Scam

The case of a New York woman accused of scamming almost half a million dollars from the Boston Marathon bombing victims fund is heading back to court this week.

Prosecutors said Audrea Gause, 26, of Troy got a $480,000 check from the One Fund after using faked medical records to claim she was treated at Boston Medical Center and Albany Medical Center in Albany, N.Y., for traumatic brain injury suffered in the April 15 bombings.

Gause has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Gause is facing a hearing on her case on Wednesday in Suffolk Superior Court.

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The Roundtable
11:12 am
Mon November 11, 2013

Shine A Light Lung Cancer Vigil

More than 90 communities across the country take part in the Lung Cancer Alliance's Shine a Light on Lung Cancer Vigil throughout the month of November. A Vigil at Albany Medical Center - Hilton Garden Inn will take place Thursday night, November 14th at 5:30pm.

The Alliance is looking to advocate for public health dollars for research for cheap, widely available early detection like a blood or urine tests, and provide patient support services. And they look to triple lung cancer survivorship by 2020. Joining us to tell us more:

Dr. Hilton Hossanah is here, he is a Thoracic Surgeon and Assistant Professor at Albany Medical Center. We also welcome Betsy McPhail:  She built a network of support as a caregiver, which gave her the support she needed to get through. Her 20's something sister was diagnosed and died from lung cancer. And Phyllis Goldstein is Director of Lung Cancer Alliance New York and a never smoker survivor who found the path of advocacy to honor the death of her best friend and her father to lung cancer.

Capital Region News
12:22 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

Municipalities Court Public Opinion

Residents of two Capital Region municipalities have a chance to weigh in on issues impacting their communities tonight.

Albany Medical Center's $110 million plan to replace two city blocks in Park South with new residential, commercial and retail space is up for discussion at tonight's Common Council meeting at Albany City Hall.

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New York News
7:12 am
Wed August 7, 2013

Trooper Shoots Armed Man At Suburban Albany Home

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Authorities say a 43-year-old man is expected to recover after being shot by a New York State trooper when he refused orders to drop a rifle during a confrontation at his suburban Albany home.

Police say troopers responded to a 911 call around 4:40 p.m. Tuesday reporting a man with a gun at a home in the Saratoga County town of Clifton Park, 10 miles north of Albany.

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Hudson Valley News
8:19 am
Fri July 26, 2013

Lundquist Resigns As HealthAlliance President

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KINGSTON – The HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley president and CEO since November 2008, David Lundquist, has resigned from the Kingston-based organization.

Lundquist’s resignation was in effect Tuesday, July 23.  The hospital board accepted it on Thursday.

Along with the board of directors’ announcement of his stepping down, it announced the appointment of David Scarpino as acting president and CEO.

Scarpino joined Kingston Hospital in 2006 as chief financial officer, and in 2009 was appointed chief financial officer of HealthAlliance.

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Capital Region News
3:43 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

Albany Med Expansion: Park South

Albany Medical Center President and CEO Jim Barba with Albany Mayor Jerry Jennings (background illustration is what new residential area will look like when construction is completed).
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Albany Medical Center has revealed the finishing phase of its ongoing 500-million dollar neighborhood revitalization  plan. When the old neighborhood surrounding Albany Med is completely rebuilt, it will cap what officials call "the transformation of New Scotland Corridor" - becoming a new community.

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Vox Pop
3:00 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

Vox Pop : Medical Monday - Drs. Matthew Adamo and Timothy Lynch : 3/25/13

Dr. Matthew Adamo, left, and Dr. Timothy Lynch, right.
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Joining us today on Medical Monday to discuss neurological issues, specifically the treatment and surgical interventions for epilepsy are Drs. Matthew Adamo and Timothy Lynch of Albany Medical Center.

Dr. Matthew Adamo specializes in general and pediatric neurosurgery, including surgical treatment for epilepsy, brain and spinal cord tumors, traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries and congenital and developmental abnormalities, such as spina bifida.

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