The Saratogian (Saratoga, NY)

Saratoga Hos­pi­tal opens first of­fices in Wil­ton Mall

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SARATO­GASPRINGS, N.Y. » Sarato­gaHospi­tal re­cently opened its first of­fices in­Wil­ton Mall, re­lo­cat­ing more than 100 sup­port staff from the hos­pi­tal’s main cam­pus to free up space for in­pa­tient and other acute care ser­vices.

Two clin­i­cal pro­grams - sur­gi­cal po­di­a­try and the Cen­ter forWoundHe­al­ing and Hyper­baric Medicine - are also now open in­mall space pre­vi­ously oc­cu­pied by Sears.

The moves come a year af­ter Saratoga Hos­pi­tal and Wil­ton Mall owner and op­er­a­torMac­erich an­nounced an in­no­va­tive ar­range­ment to adapt 56,000 square feet of un­oc­cu­pied mall space for hos­pi­tal sup­port and clin­i­cal use.

The ar­range­ment re­flects Sarato­gaHospi­tal’s strate­gic pri­or­ity of re­serv­ing its ChurchStre­et cam­pus in Saratoga Springs for ser­vices that re­quire a set­ting where pa­tients have 24/7 ac­cess to in­ten­sive and emer­gency care, con­stant­mon­i­tor­ing and a highly skilled, spe­cial­izedmed­i­cal team.

“We have more than 20 lo­ca­tions through­out the Saratoga re­gion, but only one place—our hos­pi­tal cam­pus—is equipped with the tech­nol­ogy and ex­per­tise to meet the needs of our most crit­i­cally ill pa­tients,” Saratoga Hos­pi­tal pres­i­dent and CEO An­gelo Cal­bone said in a press re­lease, which called the re­lo­ca­tion a smart so­lu­tion for the hos­pi­tal, mall and com­mu­nity. “We owe it to our grow­ing com­mu­nity to make the best use of ev­ery square foot of that cam­pus by ded­i­cat­ing it to ser­vices that can’t be pro­vided any­where else.”

Ad­di­tion­ally, Saratoga Hos­pi­tal pro­vides com­pre­hen­sive out­pa­tient ser­vices at two other cam­puses: Saratoga Med­i­cal Park at Malta and the hos­pi­tal’s Wil­ton cam­pus, across the street from the Wil­ton Mall.

The prox­im­ity of the Wil­ton cam­pus adds to the ap­peal of the mall lo­ca­tion. Providers with Saratoga Hos­pi­tal Med­i­cal Group – Sur­gi­cal Po­di­a­try can per­form out­pa­tient surgery at Saratoga Surgery Cen­ter at Wil­ton and see pa­tients for fol­low-up care across the street in the new Saratoga Hos­pi­tal med­i­cal of­fices at Wil­ton Mall.

The ar­range­ment to con­vert former re­tail space for a large-scale hos­pi­tal workspace of­fers ad­van­tages for Saratoga Hos­pi­tal, mall own­ers and the com­mu­nity that both or­ga­ni­za­tions serve.

“Med­i­cal of­fice use is a ter­rific com­ple­ment to our prop­erty’s wide se­lec­tion of re­tail options, bring­ing of­fice ten­ants a range of amenities to en­joy while con­nect­ing our re­tail­ers with new shop­pers,” Mike Shaffer, Wil­ton Mall’s se­nior man­ager of prop­erty man­age­ment said in the re­lease. “Trans­form­ing the former Sears box into this vi­brant new use is part of our in­no­va­tive ap­proach to serv­ing as a true town cen­ter for this com­mu­nity.”

For Saratoga Hos­pi­tal, the mall is an ideal lo­ca­tion for sup­port staff and non­crit­i­cal out­pa­tient ser­vices. In ad­di­tion to am­ple space, the lo­ca­tion of­fers easy ac­cess to parking and mall amenities.

Al­ready, the hos­pi­tal is us­ing more than 75% of its Wil­ton Mall space. Most is oc­cu­pied by informatio­n tech­nol­ogy and health informatio­n ser­vices staff pre­vi­ously lo­cated at the hos­pi­tal cam­pus. Nearly 5,000 square feet is home to the Cen­ter for Wound Heal­ing and Hyper­baric Medicine, which in­cludes the hos­pi­tal’s first hyper­baric oxy­gen cham­bers. A pain­less, non­in­va­sive treat­ment, hyper­baric oxy­gen ther­apy can be ef­fec­tive in treat­ing non­heal­ing wounds. This cen­ter is an ex­am­ple of a pro­gram that can best serve the com­mu­nity at a cen­tral lo­ca­tion, away from the main hos­pi­tal cam­pus.

“Res­i­dents of our town will ben­e­fit greatly fromthe hos­pi­tal’s ex­pand­ing spe­cialty prac­tices and in­creased prox­im­ity to their homes, mak­ing their choice to use Saratoga Hos­pi­tal both smart and con­ve­nient,” Town of Wil­ton su­per­vi­sor John Lant said in the re­lease. “Saratoga Hos­pi­tal has long been a vi­tally im­por­tant part­ner for the Town of Wil­ton, pro­vid­ing our com­mu­nity with top-rated health ser­vices that range from sim­ple to the most com­plex pro­ce­dures,” he added. “I look for­ward to a deep­en­ing and last­ing part­ner­ship be­tween the hos­pi­tal and the Town of Wil­ton.”

More informatio­n about Saratoga Hos­pi­tal and its ser­vices is avail­able online at www.sarato­gahospi­tal.org.

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PHOTO PRO­VIDED Saratoga Hos­pi­tal now has of­fices open in Wil­ton Mall.

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