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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