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November 23, 2017
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Monsignor BrowneIn the early years of the 20th century, Msgr. William Browne, pastor of St. Mary's Parish saw the need for a Catholic Hospital in the City of Amsterdam. It was a time when industry was rapidly expanding in the city along the Mohawk and the carpet mills were flourishing. Immigrants from Italy, Poland and Lithuania were swelling the population of the city. With foresight and trust in God's providence Msgr. Browne purchased a local mansion and requested that Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet come and establish St. Mary's Hospital.

On April 19, 1903, five Sisters of St. Joseph opened the doors of St. Mary's Hospital and began a ministry of healing and compassion. From this modest beginning St. Mary's has grown to become a modern, mission driven health ministry. Our use of cutting-edge technology and expert staff enables us to drive costs and inefficiencies out of our system, while strengthening our ability to strategically plan for a stable, viable future. The times have brought many changes, but our dedication and mission remain the same today as when the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet first arrived in Amsterdam. Although there are changes in health care that continue to occur, our commitment to serving all persons with special attention to those who are poor and vulnerable remains.

In 2002 St. Mary's, along with all the hospitals founded by the Sisters throughout the nation, became part of Ascension Health, the largest Catholic Healthcare System in the United States. Today, as a member of Ascension Health, St. Mary's joins with over 80 other hospitals in a commitment to work toward Health Care that is Safe, Health Care that Works and Health Care that leaves no one behind, for life.

On June 1, 2009, St. Mary’s Hospital unified with Amsterdam Memorial Healthcare, combining two great traditions into one path to the future.This new entity became St. Mary’s Healthcare, a Catholic healthcare ministry dedicated to serving all people through a full continuum of health services. Our combined ministries allow us to develop new services and programs to meet the growing and changing needs of the community.

Reflections on Our First Hundred Years, 1903 - 2003

downloadpdf1 More than 100 years ago, St. Mary's Hospital opened its doors for the first time. The hospital was a longtime dream of Monsignor William A. Browne, who asked the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, renowned for their nursing skills, if they would help him bring this dream to fruition ... Click here for more information.

 

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Emergency

  Emergency Department
(518) 841-7237
  Urgent Care
(518) 841-3600
Amsterdam
(518) 773-7710
Gloversville
(518) 770-7818
St. Johnsville
  Mental Health Hotline
(518) 842-9111
  Addiction Crisis Services
(518) 842-9111
Please remember that dialing 911 from your phone will allow trained operators to connect you directly and immediately with assistance that is appropriate to your situation.

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Ways to Give

  • Donate TodayDonate +

    Affect lives for years to come
  • Attend Our EventsEvents +

    Participate in St Mary's events as a way of giving
  • Plan a GiftGift +

    Make an impact immediately
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    Become a part of our community
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