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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Contact: Angela L. Yu
Media Relations Manager
(518) 271-5045



  TROY, NY – February 19, 2013Barbara McHale, RN, BS, OCN, CBCN, patient navigator for the Cancer Treatment Center at Samaritan Hospital, has been recognized with the 2013 “Power Up the Pink Award” from the Capital Region Against Breast Cancer (CRAAB).

    The honor, which cites McHale for her outstanding care and commitment to breast cancer patients in our community, was presented at the 2013 Siena College Pink Zone Game on February 15.

   McHale has been with Samaritan Hospital since 2006. She is a resident of Ballston Spa.

   The Capital Region Action Against Breast Cancer is a non-profit, community-based organization created in 1997 to make the eradication of breast cancer a priority through education and advocacy. For more information, please visit


     St. Peter’s Health Partners was created on October 1, 2011 by the merger of Northeast Health, St. Peter’s Health Care Services and Seton Health. The merger created the region’s largest and most comprehensive not-for-profit network of high-quality, advanced medical care, primary care, rehabilitation and senior services. These state-of-the-art services and programs are provided through Albany Memorial Hospital and St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany; Samaritan Hospital and St. Mary’s Hospital in Troy; Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital in Schenectady; as well as The Eddy system of continuing care and The Community Hospice. The new organization has more than 12,000 employees at more than 165 locations in seven counties of northeastern New York. St. Peter’s Health Partners is the region’s largest private employer and has an annual budget of $1.2 billion. For more information, please visit

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