Empire State Development officials tour Adirondack Health’s Lake Placid job site
LAKE PLACID – Last Friday, staff from Empire State Development’s North Country Regional Office joined members of the North Country Regional Economic Development Council (NCREDC) for a tour of Adirondack Health’s future Lake Placid Health and Medical Fitness Center, led by the health system’s president and CEO, Sylvia Getman.
Adirondack Health will invest more than $13.6 million to build and outfit the new Lake Placid facility. The organization is expected to retain all 65 employees at its current Lake Placid location, and create two additional positions. ESD is supporting this project with a $2 million grant, based on the priority project recommendation made by the NCREDC during Round V of the Regional Council competition.
The 41,000 square-foot facility will feature sports medicine services, including strength training, exercise performance and science, a warm-water therapy pool and three-lane lap pool. The new health center will help Lake Placid maintain its prominence as a world-class training destination for athletes, while providing healthcare services and treatments for residents. It will also house a state-of-the-art emergency department, laboratory and diagnostic imaging capabilities. Private and visiting physician offices – including the Lake Placid Sports Medicine group – will complement other on-site medical services, ensuring premiere healthcare is available just steps from the U.S. Olympic Training Center.
Adirondack Health’s Lake Placid Health and Medical Fitness Center is expected to open later this year.