Nemer Motor Group gift helps Saratoga Hospital meet growing demand for emergency monitoring

Nemer Motor Group and the Nemer family have once again stepped up to support cardiac care at Saratoga Hospital—this time, with equipment to help meet increased demand for cardiac monitoring in the Hospital’s Alfred Z. Solomon Emergency Center.

Saratoga Hospital set records for Emergency Department patients in April, May and June, including many who required cardiac monitoring.

“Chest pain is the second most frequent complaint of Emergency Department patients worldwide,” said Lisa West, administrative director of emergency and urgent care services at Saratoga Hospital. “Thanks to the Nemers’ generosity, we now have an additional cardiac monitor — an invaluable tool for giving patients the best chance for a positive outcome.”

The monitor is the Nemer family’s third cardiac-related gift to Saratoga Hospital in recent months. Since March 2021, the family has donated $56,000 to provide the Emergency Department monitor, fund four neonatal cardiac monitors, and underwrite the Hospital’s subscription to the emergency LifeNet System.

LifeNet transmits electrocardiogram and other critical patient information to the Emergency Department while the ambulance is en route. “Three to four patients each month benefit from this service, which allows us to read their EKG and start planning treatment before they even arrive at the Hospital,” said Robert Donnarumma, MD, chair of the Hospital’s Department of Emergency Medicine. “We’re not just saving time. We’re saving hearts and lives.”

Nemer Motor Group owns four dealerships, including Nemer Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram of Saratoga. Several family members live in Saratoga Springs. All three Nemer family gifts were prompted by their love for the Saratoga region and a family medical history of cardiac conditions.

Saratoga Hospital Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Saratoga Hospital, a member of the Albany Med Health System. The foundation secures, manages and distributes charitable gifts exclusively to support the mission of Saratoga Hospital. To date, the foundation has raised more than $70 million for Saratoga Hospital programs and facilities, all of which benefit the people of the Saratoga region.