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February 13, 2016 11:36 AM ET

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Company Overview of Albany Medical Center

Company Overview

Albany Medical Center operates as an academic health sciences center. The company operates a medical college and a hospital. It provides patient care, diagnostic assessment, medication management, psychological testing, treatment, counseling, and education services, as well as conducts research in the areas of infectious diseases, addiction, cancer, pain, cell biology, cardiovascular sciences, immunology and microbial diseases, neuropharmacology and neuroscience, and stem cells therapy. The company also offers services for patients with diseases or disorders of the brain and nervous system, including Parkinson's and movement disorders, Epilepsy, Alzheimer's, spine problems, and stroke. In ad...

43 New Scotland Avenue

Albany, NY 12208

United States

Founded in 1839





Key Executives for Albany Medical Center

Chief Executive Officer and President
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President
Chief Operating Officer
Age: 69
Senior Vice President of Clinical Quality
Senior Vice President of Development
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Albany Medical Center Key Developments

Albany Medical Center Offers New Device to Help Control Seizures in Patients with Epilepsy by Detecting Sudden Increase in Heart Rate

Albany Medical Center is offering a new device designed to help control seizures in patients with epilepsy by detecting a sudden increase in heartrate. The AspireSR vagal nerve stimulator, similar to a pacemaker, is implanted under the skin in the chest. When the device detects a sudden increase in heart rate, which accompanies the early stage of a seizure, it attempts to electrically interrupt the seizure before the patient loses consciousness by sending an electrical impulse through a small wire connecting the device to the vagus nerve. While vagus nerve stimulation has been a common treatment for epileptic seizures since the late 1990s, Albany Med neurologist Anthony Ritaccio, M.D., '84 says the AspireSR device has a better ability to detect and treat seizures before they occur. AspireSR was FDA approved in June. Albany Med performed its first surgery with the device in early July and has implanted five devices to date. The epilepsy program expects to implant 30-40 devices per year. The device is only implantable at Level 4 epilepsy centers such as Albany Medical Center. A Level 4 rating from the National Association of Epilepsy Centers indicates a center offers the most advanced medical and surgical treatment options for epilepsy.

Albany Medical Center Appoints Molly Nicol as Senior Vice President for Development and Communications

Albany Medical Center announced that Molly Nicol has been appointed as senior vice president for development and communications. Nicol served most recently as director of development for Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany. In this position, she was responsible for creating and implementing the development and communications strategies for Catholic Charities of the Albany Diocese across 14 counties.

Albany Medical Center Announces Executive Changes

Albany Medical Center has named a state government official as the next chief strategy officer of the hospital system. Kim Fine, who has been in the position since 2013, is leaving the medical center. Replacing her is Courtney Burke, who has worked in New York state's health department. Burke begins July 20 as chief strategy officer and senior vice president. She will oversee policy, strategic planning and government relations. In addition to state government work, Burke also has directed the New York State Health Policy Research Center at The Rockefeller Institute of Government.

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