The City Center parking facility, under construction since Sept. 23, 2019, is open.
The new facility, located between Maple and High Rock Avenues, has secure covered parking for over 620 vehicles. The building features a pedestrian bridge over Maple Avenue that leads into the City Center.
It has four electric car charging stations, two green spaces, and a roof top area that can be utilized for parking and convention-related events. Evening hours will have a security guard on premise.
The facility has a pay-per-park system, with the first hour of parking free and each additional hour being $1, up to a maximum of $15 per day. Yearly parking passes will also be available.
To help downtown Saratoga Springs restaurants and retail businesses this holiday season during the challenge of a pandemic, City Center will offer four hours of complementary parking on a daily basis until Jan. 1.
A limited number of yearly parking passes are now available for purchase. Pass holders will enjoy many benefits including: covered parking, electric charging stations, video surveillance and overnight security on site.
Spaces can be reserved by contacting Lauren Delaney at email@example.com or calling the City Center at 518-584-0027.
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Saratoga Hospital has again been named one of the nation’s “most wired” healthcare organizations.
The Digital Health Most Wired designation, from the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, affirms Saratoga Hospital’s effective use of advanced information and digital technology to enhance patient care and safety.
The recognition comes at a time when Saratoga Hospital—and healthcare organizations across the nation—have deployed technology solutions to bring telehealth services to patients and enable staff to conduct virtual meetings and work from home.
The CHIME Digital Health Most Wired program conducts an annual survey to assess how effectively healthcare organizations apply core and advanced technologies to their clinical and business programs to improve health and care in their communities. This year, 30,091 U.S. organizations participated and were certified at levels ranging from 1 to 10. The “most wired” designation is reserved for organizations certified at levels 7 and above.
Organizations are evaluated in seven areas: infrastructure, security, administrative/supply chain, analytics/data management, interoperability/population health, patient engagement, and clinical quality and safety.
In the Capital Region, only Saratoga Hospital and its affiliate Albany Med attained the designation. Both earned quality awards for being certified at level 8, which recognizes organizations whose technology and strategies are achieving meaningful clinical and efficiency outcomes.
Saratoga Hospital has earned the designation for four of the past five years. Albany Med has made the list for each of the past seven years.
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Sunmark Credit Union was approved to acquire Hudson River Financial Federal Credit Union, a Westchester County-based credit union in Mohegan Lake.
The credit union also received approval to acquire another small credit union, Columbia-Greene Federal Credit Union in Hudson.
Hudson River Financial members recently approved the merger along with a conversion from a federally chartered credit union to a state-chartered one.
Hudson River Financial has about 7,000 members. Sunmark has more than 64,000 members among 10 branches in Albany, Saratoga, Schenectady and Rensselaer counties.
Columbia-Greene members approved the merger as well as a conversion from a federally chartered credit union to a state-chartered one. The credit union has two branches, in Hudson and Coxsackie, with 5,000 members. The acquisition is expected to close on Nov. 30.
They are the first acquisitions for Sunmark since converting to a state-chartered credit union from a federally chartered institution in early 2020.
Sunmark started in 1937 as a credit union for General Electric employees.
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Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park will hold a Wellness Walk led by Linda Hovious, fitness instructor at the Saratoga Springs YMCA, on Monday, Nov. 16 at 10 a.m.
The Wellness Walk is geared toward gentle exercise and the enjoyment of nature and will be accessible for participants at basic fitness levels. The walk will depart from the Camp Saratoga South trailhead. Participants should park in Parking Lot 3 on Scout Road.
Registration is required. Face masks will be expected to be worn throughout the duration of the program.
The Wellness Walks are a bi-monthly activity with the next walk scheduled for Nov. 30, departing from the Opdahl trailhead located off of Ballard Road.
For more information or to register for the program, call the Preserve & Park office at 518-450-0321 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park is a nonprofit organization that conserves ecological systems and natural settings while providing opportunities for environmental education and outdoor recreation.