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Albany Hospital Shares Rich History

Samaritan Albany General Hospital recently added a piece of history to the main lobby. Patients and guests can take a look back in time while reading about events that brought about the construction of Albany General Hospital, now Samaritan Albany General Hospital.

An article from the June 12, 1924 edition of Albany Evening Herald described how the community felt about fundraising efforts of Albany General Hospital: “Not in years has a better spirit been shown in the community for improvements of any public building than has been shown by the residents for AGH.”

The permanent display features a historic newspaper article, photos of the first hospital housed in St. Mary’s church rectory, leaders that championed the construction of the hospital, antique medical supplies and more.

Visitors and history lovers are welcome to learn about the hospital’s rich history. The display is located in the main lobby next to the elevators.