Queensbury, N.Y. – June 19, 2018 – A renovation and expansion project is underway to transform the home of North Country OB/GYN (NCOG) at 90 South Street into a regional destination for women’s health. The present site, in the center of Glens Falls and across from Glens Falls Hospital, is being redone to create a welcoming and modern center designed to increase accessibility, expand services and improve the patient experience.
“As our only facility dedicated solely to women’s health, we are thrilled to give this important practice the home and space it deserves to better serve our patients,” explained Tucker Slingerland, M.D., CEO of Hudson Headwaters. “By enhancing the current location rather than building from scratch, Hudson Headwaters is adding to Glens Falls’ wider revitalization efforts while furthering our mission to provide accessible, high-quality health care to everyone in our communities.”
North Country OB/GYN, a service of Hudson Headwaters, provides comprehensive women’s health including obstetrics and midwifery, gynecology, laparoscopic and robotic surgery, urogynecology, birth control and preventive screenings for breast and ovarian cancer. The renovations will increase NCOG’s capacity to effectively serve existing and new patients by expanding their usable space from 6,000 to 10,000 square feet and adding additional women’s health providers. The space will continue to host providers from Albany Medical Center to care for mothers with specialized medical needs.
“Among our many vital services, we are responsible for nearly 600 deliveries a year at Glens Falls Hospital so staying in our current location is extremely beneficial,” said Danielle Goertzen, M.D., a physician at NCOG. “Another thing that won’t change is our mission to provide services to all patients regardless of insurance status or ability to pay.”
The updated facility will feature additional exam rooms, routine outpatient procedure suites, ultrasound rooms and expanded patient waiting and check-in areas. For the first time in the practice’s history, special rooms will be designated for behavioral health and coordinated care management. The expansion will also include on-site laboratory services provided by Glens Falls Hospital.
In addition to a major investment by Hudson Headwaters and a $250,000 grant from the NYS Economic Development Council, the Hudson Headwaters Health Foundation is committed to raising $500,000 toward the success of this project. Over $375,000 has been raised to date including a grant from the Charles R. Wood Foundation in support of the upgraded facility’s new conference suite for pre- and postnatal group education.
The project commenced this spring with site and parking lot improvements and is scheduled to be completed in early 2019. No disruptions to patient visits are anticipated during construction.