The state Department of Health (DOH) has again recognized Albany Medical Center Hospital and Glens Falls Hospital as Centers of Excellence for Alzheimer’s Disease (CEAD), and has awarded $2.35 million to each hospital in state funding over a five-year period.
As Centers of Excellence, Albany Med and Glens Falls Hospital serve as comprehensive resources to the healthcare community, providing diagnostic and consultative services to primary care providers in diagnosing patients, development of comprehensive care plans, assistance with the management of complex patient situations, and referrals of patients to specialty care.
Officials said their membership in the Albany Med Health System will allow Albany Med and Glens Falls Hospital to share resources and educational opportunities, making their services even more accessible to the people of our region and patients of the system, which also includes Columbia Memorial Health, Saratoga Hospital, and the Visiting Nurses Association of Albany.
“Alzheimer’s Disease is such a difficult diagnosis for patients and families – but programs like those offered by CEAD at Glens Falls Hospital and Albany Medical Center offer hope and tangible resources,” said Glens Falls Hospital Interim President and CEO Paul Scimeca. “Once again, the partnership with the Albany Med Health System preserves the local touch so important to the North Country while adding the strength of the region’s only tertiary care and teaching hospital.”