June 27, 2023


Democratic Legislators File Legislation Urging All Government and Community Stakeholders to Intervene and Stop the Closing of Burdett Birthing Center

Rensselaer County Legislators representing the City of Troy, filed legislation today, June 27, calling for community stake holders and government officials to collaborate together to find a solution that will ensure the continued operation of the Burdett Birthing Center at Samaritan Hospital.

“The closing of the center will create a medical void throughout the entire region, shrinking access for obstetric services in our area, particularly for low income families and women of color,” said Legislator Nina Nichols.

“At a time when we should be more in-tuned to providing access for preventative and convenient services, this is unacceptable,” said Deputy Minority Leader Cindy Doran. “This issue must expand beyond all partisan boundaries,” continued Doran.