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Merger creates health giant<br><br>
St. Peter's, Seton Health, Northeast Health pact forms a powerful system...<br><br><a href="http://timesunion.com/ss.asp?s=773704&c=&b=" target="_blank">http://timesunion.com/ss.asp?s=773704&c=&b=</a>
 

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I've been wondering about this as well. It could go either way....time will tell I guess.
 

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i have been wondering as well....what does this mean for women? it seems from what i have heard (my husbands boss' wife is a nurse at st peters) that st peters will be calling the shots. so i would think that most policies will change to look more like st peters policies. one can always hope for a phenomenal birthing center to emerge out of this.....but doubtful. these things do take time though, so who knows when we will actually see the ramifications of the merger.
 

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I'm glad that I don't work for any of those hospitals - it will be a crazy time for them.<br><br>
Ack! I still use Seton OB for my GYN stuff. Oh man, I hope that the midwives stay - I love the midwife I see
 

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Personally, I was glad to see this:<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;"><b>Officials</b> planning the merger of two Catholic hospitals — the Albany-based St. Peter’s Health Care Services and Seton Health, which runs St. Mary’s Hospital in Troy — with Northeast Health, which operates Samaritan Hospital in Troy and Albany Memorial Hospital, both secular, <b>say the new entity would respect the Church’s pro-life stance and advance its service to poor people.</b><br><br>
Indeed, under the merger, <b>abortions would cease at Samaritan and Albany Memorial</b> hospitals. Currently, each performs “a small number” annually, according to hospital officials.</td>
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">Northeast [Health] will help create a separate healthcare entity at Samaritan Hospital, a “hospital within a hospital,” to provide prenatal care, birthing and sterilization procedures (tubal ligations and vasectomies). The new entity will be a separately-licensed and independent organization.</td>
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I wasn't happy to see that. Right now I'm glad that there are some Catholic hospitals and some not. I'm not happy that they are all going to be Catholic run.<br><br>
I left St. Mary's partially because their rules made my miscarriage so long, drawn out and difficult, and then they couldn't provide me with birth control after.<br><br>
But, once we finally have our kid, as long as I can get my birth control and DP can get his vasectomy <b>somewhere</b> locally, I don't care where.<br><br>
I'm more concerned about there being a lot of birth choices for women in this area. I hope that after all of this there will still be good places to have a hospital birth. Even though I'm more of a homebirthing type myself, you never know.
 

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I'm incensed to see that. I don't use religiously owned medical services for this very reason. This means that for women like me, we have very little choice but to use places like Albany Med, with its astronomically high c-section and intervention rate.
 

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Not to mention, Catholic hospitals will ALWAYS put the health of the baby above the mother, even when the mother's life is at risk.<br><br>
I would stay far away from catholic hospitals if pregnant.
 
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