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AMC opens new facility in Tupper Lake

TUPPER LAKE - After eight months of construction, Adirondack Medical Center's Medical Office Building (MOB) in Tupper Lake is finally open to patients.

While the final touches are being put in place, the Tupper Lake Health Center is being moved from its current location adjacent to the AMC-Mercy Skilled Nursing Facility to across the street in the newly built Medical Office Building. The Health Center held office hours for patients at its new location for the first time Feb. 8.

"We are extremely proud to be able to offer residents in the Tupper Lake region this new facility to provide expanded health care services," said Patrick Facteau, Chief Financial Officer for AMC and Tupper Lake resident. "Not only does the new health center offer increased space and privacy, we believe it will serve as a valuable recruitment tool for physicians and other health care providers."

As of Feb. 8, patients are being asked to register at the new MOB.

While health center and laboratory services will be offered in the new facility, medical imaging will remain at the existing site until mid-March. Medical imaging will be moved to the new building upon the arrival of a new piece of imaging equipment.

"We just ask that people remain patient as we bring this process down the home stretch," said Mr. Facteau. "We are grateful to the community and the support they have shown us throughout the duration of this project."

Parking for the new MOB is available at the new site, while other spot for parking are still available across the street at the AMC-Mercy location. Within two weeks, it is expected the old physicians building where private practices currently operate will be demolished to create additional parking spaces for the new MOB.

Besides the Tupper Lake Health Center, Laboratory and Medical Imaging Services, the new MOB will house office space for private physician practices.

To schedule an appointment or for more information, contact the Tupper Lake Health Center at 359-7000.

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