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Upgrade planned for two Troy hospitals

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TROY, N.Y. -- St. Peter's Health Partners is looking to make Troy's hospital system more convenient, announcing a nearly $100 million renovation project for Samaritan and St. Mary's hospitals.  

The official filing of the certificates of need last week is the first major step in getting regulatory approval of St. Peters Health Partners Troy Master Facility Plan. 

"The Troy Master Facility Plan equally relies on Samaritan as the inpatient facility and St. Mary's as our outpatient hub," said Norman Dascher, CEO of St. Peter's Health Partners.

First announced in November 2012, the initial phase of the Master Facility Plan or MFP will be completed in late 2017.  It is 5 year investment in expansion projects for both hospitals. 

The project will cost a total of $150 million, when all said and done, investing $99 million in the next five years in modernizing emergency departments for both hospitals, a new ICU, more parking, and consolidating the 400 hospital beds.

By the end of 2017 Samaritan Hospital will serve as the single facility for medical, surgical and behavioral health inpatient care in the area through a new patient pavilion at Samaritan, expanded emergency department, and a new 550 space parking garage.

Construction on the new pavilion is scheduled to begin in May 2015, be completed two years later in May 2017, and open in July 2017.

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