Albany Med to boost employment by 288

Albany Medical Center is planning to add 288 full-time jobs this year, its spokesman, Greg McGarry,
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Albany Medical Center is planning to add 288 full-time jobs this year, its

spokesman, Greg McGarry, said Thursday.

McGarry said the jobs will be added across the board, including at the

hospital, Albany Medical College and in administration.

McGarry said Albany Medical Center added 188 jobs last year, and the new

jobs will bring total employment to about 7,000.

Albany Medical Center Hospital on New Scotland Avenue has been steadily

growing, admitting more than 31,000 patients last year, compared to 25,000

in 2001, McGarry said. He said transfers from other hospitals have been

rising, particularly from small institutions that do not have certain

specialists or high-tech equipment on site. The increased demand for

services is spurring the increased hiring, he said.

Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno, R-Brunswick, mentioned the Albany Med

hirings as an example of the Capital Region’s economic strength, in a

speech Thursday to the Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce.

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