Washington, D.C. – This morning, it was announced that the State has approved Glens Falls Affiliation with Albany Medical Center. Last week, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission urging final approval of the agreement. She is continuing to work with both the FTC and the hospitals to see this process through.

This new affiliation will create a comprehensive, cost effective and efficient care delivery system to better serve patients in their respective communities through maintaining, expanding, and enhancing the delivery of state of-the-art health care services. Glens Falls Hospital, which serves citizens in a 6,000 square mile area, will remain a separate not-for-profit corporation that operates the general acute care hospital, and no changes to beds or services will occur as a direct result of this partnership.

“This great new partnership will ensure that patients in our region have local access to high-quality medical care, and I am proud to lead this advocacy effort at the federal level,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “Patients deserve state of the art medical care that is close to home, and this partnership provides Glens Falls Hospital with more adequate resources to accomplish that. I commend both institutions for coming together to form this agreement, and I urge the Federal Trade Commission to approve this partnership as soon as possible.”\

“We appreciate the continued and ongoing support from the Congresswoman and her office on health and hospital matters here in the North Country,” said Diane Shugrue, CEO of Glens Falls Hospital.