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Alice Hyde Acquires 'Main Street Medical' Building on Clay Street in Malone

UVM Health Network – Alice Hyde Medical Center is expanding its footprint in Malone. The hospital announced today that it has purchased the medical building at 5 Clay Street, previously owned by Anjni Bhagat, MD.

Under the agreement, patient appointments and health care services will continue seamlessly at the facility, and Dr. Bhagat will continue to practice out of the office. Following the purchase, which was finalized last week, the hospital plans renovations and upgrades to the building, to bring it in-line with New York State Department of Health regulations for medical facilities and offices affiliated with hospitals. That work includes upgrades to the building’s mechanical systems, like air exchangers, as well as renovations to the practice’s interior and exterior.

“This partnership is another investment in expanding primary care access to communities across Alice Hyde’s primary service area,” said Matt Jones, Alice Hyde’s Chief Operating Officer. “We are proud of the high-quality care that will continue to be delivered by Dr. Bhagat and our talented team of nurses and staff. Enhancing our ability to care for patients, connecting more people with primary care services, and continuing to expand access to the newest medical technology and electronic medical records, to enhance continuity of care in our region and across UVM Health Network, is the foundation of our mission.”

Construction and renovations to the building began earlier this week and are expected to be completed later this year. The project is funded by grant dollars Alice Hyde received in 2019 through New York State’s Statewide Health Care Facility Transformation Program.

“Collaboration has become the key to successfully managing any primary care practice,” said Dr. Bhagat, an Internist who has served as a Primary Care Provider in Malone for nearly four decades, and has been a member of Alice Hyde’s Medical Staff since 1988. “This is an exciting project for me, because it means more resources for patients. Working with UVM Health Network and Alice Hyde will allow me to continue providing excellent health care to our community, and focus on the patient-centered care that drives everything we do as physicians.”

Jones said Alice Hyde plans to continue expanding access to primary care services throughout the hospital’s service area – work which could, in the future, include adding additional primary care providers at the Clay Street medical practice.

“Our first priority continues to be expanding access to care – and particularly primary care services – in our region,” said Jones.