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GUILDERLAND CENTER — The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing at Guilderland, a 127-bed nursing facility that provides rehabilitation and nursing services to patients who require either short- or long-term nursing care following hospitalization, has made three new appointments:

The suicide of a local boy, and his family’s courage to fight for change so that mental-health services are covered by insurance, should serve to inspire us as a nation.

Dr. Kristin Mack

As the Trump administration looks to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, it is uncertain what lies ahead for local health care.

Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill, earlier this month, that will limit health-insurance companies’ freedom to impose “step-therapy” protocols on their insured patients. The new law will also give doctors a clearer and faster path to appealing those protocols when they are applied.

Six months after being fired by St. Peter’s, Hedy Migden is practicing medicine again — as part of an independent practice — and has filed a $2 million claim against St. Peter’s and its parent company.

GUILDERLAND CENTER — Guilderland Center Rehabilitation and Extended Care Facility, a 127-bed nursing facility that provides rehabilitation and nursing services to patients who require either short- or long-term nursing care following hospitalization, will soon have a new name and brand.

Doctors and patients are being caught in the crossfire as a health-care and an insurance giant battle.

Over 100 of Hedy Migden’s patients have already called to sign up for the independent practice she’ll be joining in January.

While Courtney Rosencrans of Guilderland waits to be called to Boston for a heart transplant, the family’s medical expenses continue to mount.

David L. Herman, M.D., a primary care physician who specializes in treating HIV, AIDS, and hepatitis C, has joined Albany Medical Center’s Department of Internal Medicine and been appointed assistant professor of medicine at Albany Medical College.

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