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St. Peter’s Health Care Services

St. Peter's Hospital was founded in downtown Albany on November 1, 1869, by four Religious Sisters of Mercy. Since moving to its current site in 1930, St. Peter's Hospital has expanded into St. Peter's Health Care Services, a comprehensive, integrated system of care that is the Capital Region's third-largest employer.

The system includes:

  • St. Peter's Hospital: a nationally recognized, 442-bed hospital located on the corner of New Scotland Avenue and South Manning Boulevard in Albany, New York
  • Our Lady of Mercy Life Center: a 160-bed, state-licensed, skilled-nursing facility in Guilderland
  • St. Peter's Nursing & Rehabilitation Center: a 160-bed, state-licensed, skilled nursing facility located on the St. Peter's campus
  • St. Peter's Addiction Recovery Center: comprehensive services for individuals and families affected by drug or alcohol abuse includes a detoxification unit, inpatient rehabilitation center and more
  • The Community Hospice: serves seriously ill people and their families by aiding them through the process of dying and grieving
  • St. Peter's Hospital Foundation: provides a vital source of funding for capital improvements, technological advancements and program enhancements
  • St. Peter's Ambulatory Care Network: primary care clinics located in Albany and Rensselaer counties including underserved communities such as Albany's South End
  • Mercy Cares For Kids: nationally accredited day care program on the hospital campus
  • St. Peter's Hospital Auxiliary, Inc.: aids the hospital with special activities and ongoing businesses such as the Mercy Me Gift Shop and the "For Pete's Sake" Thrift Shop

St. Peter's Hospital has been named a Top 100 Cardiovascular Hospitals, and has been designated a Magnet Hospital for nursing excellence.

Today St. Peter's Hospital is on the cusp of completing a bold, $258 million modernization project. The project includes a new six-story Patient Care Pavilion, expansion of cardiovascular services, and installation of 22 state-of-the-art operating rooms, as well as additional private rooms for patients.

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