Albany Business Review: Saratoga Hospital, Columbia Development plan medical offices in Queensbury

Saratoga Hospital and Columbia Development Cos. are moving forward with plans to build medical offices near Exit 18 of the Northway.

Columbia Development, of Albany, plans to build the medical offices at 124 Main St. in Queensbury on the former site of Carl R’s Mexican Restaurant. The existing restaurant building would be demolished.

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Times Union: Ground broken for new Clifton Park medical facility

CLIFTON PARK — Albany Med Center and the Bone & Joint Center broke ground on Monday for a new medical complex on Route 146.

Albany Medical Center will lease one of the buildings for its new urgent care center. The three buildings replace three older buildings dating from 1993, said Richard Rosen of Columbia Development, which is developing the $4.5 million medical complex.

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Albany Med News: Albany Med Opens New Multispecialty Medical Facility in Latham

Medical Offices to Begin Accepting Patients on Tuesday, May 1, 2018

ALBANY, N.Y., April 30, 2018 — Local elected officials today joined leadership and physicians from Albany Med and The Bone & Joint Center, community partners and representatives from Columbia Development Companies for a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of a new medical office building in Latham.

Located at 1019 New Loudon Road, the former site of Michael’s Banquet House, in Latham in the Town of Colonie, the 30,000 square-foot, $9.1 million state-of-the-art facility is the new home for:

  • Albany Med’s Internal Medicine and Pediatrics and Sports Medicine practices, previously located at 724 Watervliet Shaker Road in Latham;
  • A new Albany Med EmUrgentCare, the tenth Albany Med has opened, which provides advanced urgent care services every day of the year; and
  • A satellite office for orthopaedic specialists with The Bone & Joint Center.

Each of the offices will begin accepting patients on Tuesday, May 1, 2018.

“The opening of this ultramodern facility is another step in Albany Med’s long-standing commitment to bring our high-quality, expert care closer to home,” said Ferdinand J. Venditti, M.D., executive vice president for system care delivery and hospital general director at Albany Med. “Through a walk-in clinic staffed by Albany Med’s emergency medicine-trained providers and easy access to specialists in internal medicine, pediatrics, sports medicine and orthopaedics, we’re proud to serve the care needs of the Latham community.”

“As community partners of Albany Med since 1998, we’re delighted to join in opening the doors at this new facility and we look forward to bringing our orthopaedic services to patients in Latham and the surrounding communities,” said David Quinn, M.D., of The Bone & Joint Center.

Designed by HCP Architects with engineering guidance from M.J. Engineering and Land Surveying, P.C., the facility was built by BBL Medical Facilities in collaboration with Columbia Development Companies, which owns and manages the space.

“Exceptional service, comprehensive planning and corporate social responsibility are among our driving principles,” said Richard Rosen, vice president and partner of Columbia Development Companies. “We’re proud to have brought all of them to bear in this project which offers essential services to the Latham community.”

Albany Med’s Internal Medicine and Pediatrics group, with attending physicians who are board certified in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, provides comprehensive routine and preventive care for the whole family, including physical exams, immunizations/vaccinations, screenings, referrals for specialty care and on-site laboratory services.

Albany Med’s Sports Medicine experts specialize in the non-operative medical treatment of musculoskeletal sports conditions, including concussions, tendonitis, stress fractures, sprains, strains and muscle injuries. Skilled in identifying the causes and potential therapies for myriad sports-related conditions in adults and children, they also offer specialized services to help patients enhance athletic performance and prevent future injuries.

Albany Med EmUrgentCare services are available from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. every day, including holidays, for patients of all ages seeking treatment for urgent and non-urgent illnesses and injuries such as sprains, strains and fractures, cuts and lacerations, colds and flu, ear and throat infections, asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia and more. This is Albany Med EmUrgentCare’s tenth location and its second in the Town of Colonie.

Specialty-trained doctors and surgeons with The Bone & Joint Center provide treatment for orthopaedic injuries and conditions affecting the ankle, back, elbow, foot, hand, hip, knee, neck, shoulder, spine, and wrist. Additional services include orthopaedic oncology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, total joint replacement and revision and trauma care.

Albany Medical Center, northeastern New York’s only academic health sciences center, is one of the largest private employers in the Capital Region. It incorporates the 734-bed Albany Medical Center Hospital, which offers the widest range of medical and surgical services in the region, and the Albany Medical College, which trains the next generation of doctors, scientists and other healthcare professionals, and also includes a biomedical research enterprise and the region’s largest physicians practice with more than 450 doctors. Albany Med is affiliated with Columbia Memorial Health and Saratoga Hospital to provide the largest locally governed health system in the region.  Combined, these three hospitals offer nearly 1,100 beds and outpatient locations throughout the Capital Region. Albany Medical Center works with dozens of community partners to improve the region’s health and quality of life. For more information:   or

WNYT: Albany Medical Center breaks ground on new Latham campus

September 19, 2017 12:29 PM

LATHAM – It’s a familiar piece of ground to many Capital Region residents — and it’s being put to a new use.

The former Michael’s Banquet House in Latham is about to become a medical clinic. Albany Medical Center, Columbia Development and other officials gathered on Tuesday to explain the plans and show some artist renderings of the 30,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art facility. Read more here.

Additional coverage:

WRGB Albany: Albany Med, Columbia Development Companies break ground on new building

News10 ABC: Groundbreaking ceremony for Albany Med’s new medical office building held

Spotlightnews: A ceremonial ground breaking at Albany Med’s new Route 9 facility

Albany Medical Center: Albany Med, Elected Officials and Columbia Development Companies Hold Groundbreaking for New Medical Facility in Latham

Unveiling of New Medical Building in Town of Schodack

Community Care Physicians, P.C. and Columbia Development Companies showcase 20,000 square-foot Patient Centered Medical Home

Castleton—On Friday February 3rd at 10:00am, representatives from Columbia Development Companies and Community Care Physicians, P.C. unveiled the new 20,000 square-foot, 4 acre medical building located at 35 Empire State Boulevard, Castleton. The new $5 million facility, built by BBL Medical Facilities and designed by HCP Architects, is home to Community Care Physicians’ practice, Schodack Internal Medicine and Pediatrics.

The planning for this building coincided with the medical practice’s transformation into one of the area’s first nationally recognized patient centered medical homes. “When we started talking about building a new office about five years ago, we had not initially intended to create a building that would be first of its kind in the Capital District,” said Rommel Tolentino, MD, the physician manager of Schodack Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. “We found ourselves with this great opportunity to integrate the concepts of the patient centered medical home into our new space.”

This building leverages technology for better patient care and allows for open workspaces and improved collaboration. The office uses a novel onstage/offstage arrangement so clinical work areas are close to the exam rooms without being readily visible to the patient. There are shared nursing stations and care management rooms for staff to work together more efficiently as a team. The electronic health record system, which is shared among all Community Care Physicians’ offices, also integrates with a new patient tracking board to better serve patients and improve workflow. The waiting room has an iPad station for patients to use and there is an on-site fitness center exclusively for staff of Schodack Internal Medicine and Pediatrics.

“The positive reaction to this project from the Town and public and the growth of CCP speaks to the need for this facility here in Schodack and in Southern Rensselaer County,” said Rich Rosen, Vice President of Columbia Development Companies. “Patients can now find outstanding care here, in a new, modern, efficient facility and we’re proud to be a part of that accomplishment.”

Schodack Internal Medicine and Pediatrics has been part of the community for more than 30 years. They are a team of pediatricians, dual trained internists/pediatricians, and physician extenders that care for patients of all ages. New patients are welcome and most major insurances are accepted.

About Community Care Physicians, P.C.
Community Care Physicians, P.C. (CCP) is the largest independent multispecialty medical group in the Capital Region, with over 45 practices in Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Warren and Montgomery counties. For over 30 years, this physician-owned, physician-run organization has been dedicated to the delivery of high quality, accessible, and convenient patient care for all ages using innovative technologies. CCP employs more 1200 employees, including more than 600 healthcare professionals, who render health care services across over 20 primary care and specialty care specialties. Services include internal medicine, pediatrics, family medicine, OB/GYN, urgent care, medical imaging, general surgery, vascular surgery, urology, hematology, medical oncology, radiation oncology, interventional radiology, pediatric neurology, plastic surgery, audiology, dermatology, podiatry, physical therapy, bariatric medicine, occupational medicine, sports medicine, diabetes education, wellness, and telemedicine services. Community Care Physicians has been named a “Top Workplace” by the Albany Times Union for five consecutive years, a “Great Place to Work” by the Albany Business Review seven times, and a national Top Workplace, ranking #55 nationwide. Visit us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Pinterest and online at

Albany Business Review: Albany Med has plans for former Michael’s Banquet House in Latham

Albany Medical Center wants to demolish the former Michael’s Banquet House in Latham, New York, and build a one-story, 30,000-square-foot medical office building with an urgent care and physician offices.

The $8.8 million development, if approved by the town of Colonie, would be the latest expansion of the hospital’s EmUrgentCare walk-in practices.

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AIA Rochester 2016 Design Awards

Columbia Development is pleased to announce that the Renaissance Albany was recently awarded the 2016 Design Award by AIA Rochester. The awards ceremony took place June 16 at Legacy Tower in Downtown Rochester. The Design Excellence Awards are to encourage excellence in architectural design, to make the public more aware of the potential of the human-made environment and to honor the architect, owner and builder of significant projects. 

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