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Public considers Halfmoon hospital project

"I see it as a benefit to the community once the details are worked out," said Town Supervisor Mindy Wormuth. " But the devil is in the details."

She said she knows the planning board will take time to consider the zoning change and offer adjustments to the site plan as necessary.

"This could be the signature development in Halfmoon," Dailey said.

Although there is no word yet on who will serve as the administrator of the hospital, Dailey said they have been in discussions with several area hospitals, as well as hospitals outside the area.

He said the growing population of the area makes the hospital a necessity.

"We need better healthcare for our aging population," he said.

The Berger Commission on Healthcare Facilities in the 21st Century calls for 500 acute care beds in Saratoga County, according to Dailey. "We are at the tipping point where we can afford this kind of project," Dailey said.""

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