OrthoNY opens new MRI suite

Ortho NY - Albany, NYOrthoNY has opened a new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) suite in the practice’s Malta office. Having the full-body scanner onsite will help physicians make timelier and more accurate diagnoses. 

OrthoNY was formed earlier this month by the merger of Northeast Orthopaedics and Orthopaedic Associates of Saratoga. With this addition, the new group can now provide MRI services in three of its seven locations: Albany, Malta and Saratoga Springs. All other OrthoNY offices have in-house x-ray facilities. 

“Our merger combined resources and expertise, enhancing care with more providers in more locations,” said CEO Alan Okun. “Adding this MRI in Malta offers yet another convenience for our patients, easing diagnosis and treatment. It’s one of the many ways OrthoNY is saving lifestyles.”

These bone and joint experts are committed to saving lifestyles through whole orthopaedic care. For more information, visit www.orthony.com



Northeast Orthopaedics and Orthopaedic Associates of Saratoga merge

Northeast Orthopaedics and Orthopaedic Associates of Saratoga have merged to form OrthoNY, with Alan Okun as CEO of the new company. 

"The Affordable Care Act was a major stimulus for this," he said.

The partnership makes the group one of the largest orthopedic groups in the area. OrthoNY will have 27 physicians, 19 from Northeast Orthopaedics and eight from Saratoga. There will also be 19 physician assistants and two nurse practitioners. OrthoNY will have about 200 total employees. Staff will work at seven offices in Albany, Delmar, East Greenbush, Latham, Clifton Park, Malta and Saratoga Springs. OrthoNY is not affiliating with any hospital, but has close working relationships with St. Peter's and Saratoga Hospital.

Staff reductions may be made through attrition but there will be no layoffs, Okun said.



Partner Stephanie Ferradino to head up new Saratoga Couch White office

Couch White, a business law firm headquartered in Albany, has opened a new office for the New Year in Saratoga Springs, at 38 High Rock Ave. Two partners, Stephanie Ferradino and Leonard Singer; four attorneys; and two support staff will work in the latest office, with two other partners taking turns commuting from Albany
Ferradino, who worked at Jones Ferradino for 15 years before joining Couch White, will head up the Saratoga office. She said it makes sense for her firm to have a local presence. Couch White works with clients in land use, energy and construction, among other areas.

“The speed of growth in Saratoga County surpasses all else in the state,” Ferradino said. “We are very excited to be in such a vibrant part of Saratoga Springs and look forward to growing the business.”

See www.couchwhite.com.



John Ireland named Saratoga Golf & Polo Club’s executive chef

   The Saratoga Golf & Polo Club has named John Ireland executive chef.

Over the past two years, Ireland has provided his culinary skills to Panza’s Restaurant. Prior to that, he served five years as executive chef at the Wine Bar. He has also worked for the Ritz Carlton and the Comus Inn in the Washington, D.C. area. 
Since moving from Washington, D.C. to upstate New York, Ireland has been named one of the area’s Rising Star Chefs in 2010 by the Albany Chefs’ Food & Wine Festival. In 2012, Ireland won the Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region Iron Chef competition and the Saratoga Farmers Market Iron Chef challenge.
Ireland, 32, lives in Malta with his wife Shayna and their daughter Everlie.
Founded in 1896, the Saratoga Golf & Polo Club is the third-oldest recognized private golf club by the United States Golf Association. The club has a diverse membership and offers full amenities, which include golf; four grass, four hard court and clay tennis courts; a full-service pool and cabana; practice facilities; dining and special-function opportunities in the grand clubhouse. For more information, call 584-8121 or visit www.saratogagolfpoloclub.org.