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An online forum held on the proposed merger of major Capital Region hospital networks St. Peter’s Health Partners and Ellis Medicine raised concerns about equity in health care.

Thomas Schwaab, MD, is Roswell Park's Chief of Strategy, Business Development and Outreach.
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Cancer patients in the Capital Region will have more options under a new partnership announced Tuesday.

Rep. Paul Tonko
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Capital Region Congressman Paul Tonko held a telephone town hall Wednesday night with experts to answer questions about response efforts to COVID-19.

Mont Pleasant Middle School COVID-19 Testing Site
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Mobile COVID-19 testing directed to underserved neighborhoods is under way in Schenectady.

NYSNA nurses outside Ellis Hospital
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Nurses and staff members with the New York State Nurses Association rallied in Schenectady today. As WAMC’s Lucas Willard reports, the union is negotiating for new contracts at three local hospitals.

Registered nurses with the New York State Nurses Association are planning to demonstrate in Schenectady Friday.

U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer speaks at Albany Medical Center Monday.
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U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer is calling on the Trump administration to reverse cuts to a hospital drug discount program. The Democratic Senate Minority Leader gathered with area health leaders at Albany Medical Center Monday to detail his effort.

The symbol of medicine, the caduceus.
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A survivor of the 1994 Rwandan genocide was recently in Schenectady for what he describes as life-changing surgery.

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In recent years hospitals have been joining together, establishing health care networks that often include a number of hospitals and health care facilities under one organizational structure, but one hospital is going in the other direction. 

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A Capital Region hospital and healthcare network will remain independent after a two-year review.

Dr. Mark Sanchez
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Dr. Mark Sanchez, a member of the general surgery department at Ellis Medicine, joins Medical Monday to answer your questions about general and robotic surgery. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

Strike Looms At Ellis

Aug 21, 2015

Hundreds of nurses at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady plan a 24-hour strike September 3rd if staffing conditions don't improve.  The nurses' contract ran out back in March 2014.

  Story updated 6/24/2015

Hundreds of registered nurses at two Capital Region hospitals have voted to authorize a strike.


An upstate hospital's plan to build a multi-million dollar surgical center brings the internet concept of 'crowdfunding' into the mix.

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A state-of-the-art emergency center has opened at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady.

Ellis Medicine and St. Peter's Announce Partnership

Jun 18, 2014

The Daily Gazette reports, Ellis Medicine and St. Peter’s Health Partners announced yesterday a first-of-its-kind partnership for the capital region known as a clinically integrated network. President and CEO of Ellis Medicine James Connolly, and James Reed, President and CEO of St. Peter’s, emphasized the alliance is not a corporate merger and the CIN will allow cooperation on clinical, business, and financial levels. Last month Saratoga and Glens Falls hospitals both announced they were exploring opportunities for collaboration.