September 21, 2016

SUNY Polytechnic Institute and Albany Medical Center Partner to Provide SUNY Poly Students with Comprehensive Health Services

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Albany Medical Center to Provide Students with Routine and Acute Medical Care,
After-Hours Phone Service for Health-Related Matters
 
Albany, NY – SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly) and Albany Medical Center today announced a three-year agreement that will leverage Albany Medical Center’s medical expertise to provide SUNY Poly’s Albany-based student population with top-level medical care, including a wide range of routine medical services and the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of acute problems to ensure optimum health outcomes and support a vibrant SUNY Poly student experience.
 
“Today’s announcement highlights SUNY Poly’s focus on leveraging key partnerships to enhance the lives of our students, and we are thrilled to be collaborating with Albany Medical Center, which will provide the critical health services that students need to remain healthy and engaged within SUNY Poly’s rigorous educational ecosystem,” said SUNY Poly President and CEO Dr. Alain E. Kaloyeros. “With a wide range of services aiming to address the needs of SUNY Poly’s diverse student population, we are excited to continue to offer students academic and student life opportunities of the highest caliber.”
 
“As an experienced, multi-specialty healthcare provider, Albany Medical Center, through its Faculty Physicians Group, is excited to partner with globally recognized SUNY Polytechnic Institute to offer student health services as a foundation to their successful academic careers,” said Vincent Verdile, M.D., the Lynne and Mark Groban M.D. ’67, Distinguished Dean, Albany Medical College, and Albany Medical Center Senior Executive Vice President for System Care Delivery. “We look forward to this collaboration offering medical services to SUNY Poly students throughout the academic year, from on-site X-ray and lab testing capabilities, to immunizations, health and wellness workshops, and injury evaluations.”
 
Student health services will be provided at the Student Health Center Suite located at the Albany Medical Center Hospital - South Clinical Campus, 25 Hackett Boulevard in Albany. Medical care will be delivered by qualified, licensed healthcare practitioners who are all members of the Albany Medical Center Hospital medical staff. The Student Health Center will be open and available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. through 5 p.m. Students with urgent health issues outside of these hours will be able to utilize Albany Medical Center’s urgent-care facilities. Albany Medical Center practitioners also will be reachable by phone during hours that the Student Health Center is closed in order to respond to students’ medical inquiries that may arise at any time.

“It is exciting and reassuring to know that SUNY Poly students will be able to receive quality healthcare services from Albany Medical Center, as well as on-site mental health counseling,” said Isabel Tian, President of SUNY Poly’s Graduate Student Government at Albany. “On behalf of the students, I would like to thank everyone, especially the administration, for their constant efforts to improve student life and experience on campus.”
 
“Health services are obviously a major consideration for SUNY Poly students and their families, and the partnership with Albany Medical Center is a great way to ensure that the student body has easy access to top quality healthcare,” said Michael Derevensky, President of SUNY Poly's Undergraduate Student Government at Albany.  “SUNY Poly has once again demonstrated its commitment in responding to students' needs, and I believe I speak for both students and their families when I thank SUNY Poly for its diligence in providing this critical service.”
 
SUNY Poly is a critical enabling resource in catalyzing cutting-edge educational opportunities for students in a wide range of subjects, from nanotechnology to the liberal arts, as it develops New York State’s next-generation workforce and fosters vital partnerships to produce and commercialize innovations, leading to economic development and job creation. Albany Medical Center, a New York State not-for-profit corporation and medical school, was founded in 1839 and embodies the tradition and prestige that comes with being one of the oldest private medical schools in the country. Its approach to teaching tomorrow’s doctors, scientists, and healthcare professionals is among the most innovative, imparting knowledge to students in the graduate and post-graduate fields of medicine and providing a collegial, nurturing environment that fosters intellectual discovery.

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SUNY Polytechnic Institute. SUNY Poly is New York’s globally recognized, high-tech educational ecosystem, formed from the merger of the SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering and SUNY Institute of Technology. SUNY Poly offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in the emerging disciplines of nanoscience and nanoengineering, as well as cutting-edge nanobioscience and nanoeconomics programs at its Albany location and undergraduate and graduate degrees in technology, including engineering, cybersecurity, computer science, and the engineering technologies; professional studies, including business, communication, and nursing; and arts and sciences, including natural sciences, mathematics, humanities, and social sciences at its Utica/Rome location. Thriving athletic, recreational, and cultural programs, events, and activities complement the campus experience. As the world’s most advanced, university-driven research enterprise, SUNY Poly boasts more than $43 billion in high-tech investments, over 300 corporate partners, and maintains a statewide footprint. The 1.65 million-square-foot Albany NanoTech megaplex is home to more than 4,000 scientists, researchers, engineers, students, faculty, and staff, in addition to Tech Valley High School. SUNY Poly operates the Smart Cities Technology Innovation Center (SCiTI) at Kiernan Plaza in Albany, the Solar Energy Development Center in Halfmoon, the Children’s Museum of Science and Technology (CMOST) in Troy, the Central New York Hub for Emerging Nano Industries in Syracuse, the Smart System Technology and Commercialization Center (STC) in Canandaigua, and the Photovoltaic Manufacturing and Technology Development Facility in Rochester where SUNY Poly also leads the American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics. SUNY Poly founded and manages the Computer Chip Commercialization Center (Quad-C) at its Utica location and also manages the $500 million New York Power Electronics Manufacturing Consortium, with nodes in Albany and Rochester, as well as the Buffalo High-Tech Manufacturing Innovation Hub at RiverBend, Buffalo Information Technologies Innovation and Commercialization Hub, and Buffalo Medical Innovation and Commercialization Hub. For information visit www.sunycnse.com and www.sunypoly.edu.

Albany Medical Center. Albany Medical Center, northeastern New York’s only academic health sciences center, is one of the largest private employers in the Capital Region. It incorporates the 734-bed Albany Medical Center Hospital, which offers the widest range of medical and surgical services in the region, and the Albany Medical College, which trains the next generation of doctors, scientists and other health care professionals, and also includes a biomedical research enterprise and the region’s largest physicians practice with more than 450 doctors.

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Media Contacts:
Jerry Gretzinger, Vice President of Strategic Communications and Public Relations
(518) 956-7359 | [email protected]
Jeffrey Gordon, Vice President for Communications, Albany Medical College
(518) 262-3421 | [email protected]