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St. Peter's Hospital

Human Resources: 315 South Manning Blvd.
Albany, NY 12208
Phone: 518-525-1550
Employees: 6,000
CEO: Ann Errichetti, M.D.

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St. Peter's Hospital was founded in 1869 by the Religious Sisters of Mercy and is one of the leading hospitals in the Capital Region of NY. It has 442 beds and is located at the intersection of New Scotland Avenue and South Manning Boulevard, Albany, NY. It has nearly 6,000 employees and 900 staff physicians.

In addition to St. Peter's Cardiac Care Center and St. Peter's Cancer Care Center, the hospital offers a comprehensive range of inpatient and outpatient services and diverse outreach programs in the areas of medicine, surgery, ambulatory care, care for the elderly, women's and Naming of The Hearst Pavilion Release 4 children services, neonatal intensive care, rehabilitation, outpatient medical imaging, and care for the elderly.

St. Peter's Hospital named a new six-story patient facility the Hearst Pavilion in 2014. The new facility cost $258 million.

St. Peter's Hospital is an affiliate of St. Peter's Health Partners, which was formed on October 1, 2011 by the merger of Northeast Health, St. Peter's Health Care Services and Seton Health. The merger created the region's largest and most comprehensive not-for-profit network of high-quality, advanced medical care, primary care, rehabilitation and senior services. These state-of-the-art services and programs are provided through Albany Memorial Hospital and St. Peter's Hospital in Albany; Samaritan Hospital and St. Mary's Hospital in Troy; Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital in Schenectady; as well as The Eddy system of continuing care and The Community Hospice. The new organization has more than 12,500 employees at more than 165 locations in seven counties of northeastern New York. St. Peter's Health Partners is the region's largest private employer and has an annual budget of nearly $1.2 billion.


At St. Peter's, caring for the community dates back to the principles established by the foundress of the Religious Sisters of Mercy, Catherine McAuley.

In 1824, when she inherited a large fortune at the age of 50, Catherine McAuley used the money to build a large house in Dublin, Ireland. It became the first House of Mercy—and was the home where Catherine and several other women provided educational, religious and social services for women and children who were poor, homeless and in need.

Carrying on that mission, in 1869 four Sisters of Mercy founded St. Peter's Hospital in downtown Albany, NY, on November 1. They had journeyed to Albany from New York City in 1863 and arrived with 80 cents in total, but they began their mission in Rensselaer, NY.

The first hospital was financed thanks to a very generous donation of $15,000 from the family of Peter Cagger, an attorney who had died. The hospital is named for him. Over the years, the scope of hospital services continued to grow. St. Peter's moved to its present site in 1930 and has grown its campus steadily to meet community needs.

In 2005, the hospital began comprehensive capital improvements to increase efficiency, convenience and privacy to provide a state-of-the-art campus for the 21st century.


A comprehensive compensation package is offered including market competitive pay and a full-line of benefits. Benefits include a flexible benefits program allowing employees the ability to choose benefits that best meet their specific needs, a company-funded pension plan and tax-deferred retirement programs, plus numerous other benefits and employee perks, such as competitive shift differentials, a fitness center, a nationally accredited child care center and much, much more.

Updated July 4, 2014

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