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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, May 23, 2013

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


     TROY, N.Y.–May 23, 2013 – Troy Medical Group, part of the Northeast Health Physician Network and St. Peter’s Health Partners, has announced the appointment of Faith Ann L. Cruz, MD.

     Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine, Cruz previously worked as a practitioner at Alfredo B. Cruz, MD, PC of Troy. She also has served as a member of the attending staff for Samaritan Hospital and St. Mary’s Hospital since 2009. In 2012, Cruz served as chair of the Young Physicians of Rensselaer County. Currently, Cruz is also chair of the department of family practice for Seton Health.

     A resident of Troy, Cruz has a bachelor’s of science degree in biology from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and received her medical degree from the St. George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada. She also did a clinical clerkship at the Jamaica Hospital Medical Center in Jamaica, NY; and completed her family medicine residency at Albany Medical Center.

     The Troy Medical Group is located in the Samaritan Medical Arts Building, 2231 Burdett Ave., Suite 230, Troy. For more information, please call (518) 272-7191.


    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 12,500 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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