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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Albany Med CEO to Address Roundtable on 11/12

James J. Barba, President and CEO of Albany Medical Center, will address the Albany Roundtable at a luncheon on Wednesday, November 12.

Mr. Barba oversees the medical education, biomedical research and patient care activities of northeastern New York 's only academic health sciences center. The Albany Medical Center, which has approximately 7,000 employees, consists of the Albany Medical Center Hospital ; the Albany Medical College; the Albany Medical Center Faculty Group Practice; and the Albany Medical Center Foundation, Inc. It also owns the former Child's Hospital, now the Albany Medical Center South Clinical Campus.

In July 1994, Mr. Barba was named chairman of the Medical Center 's Board of Directors, and in March of 1995 was named president and chief executive officer. Mr. Barba served as the Medical Center's board chair for twelve years, stepping down in June 2006. He was formerly senior counsel to the Albany law firm of Hiscock & Barclay. He is an expert on banking law, corporate law, trust and estate law and employee benefits law.

Hiscock & Barclay is sponsoring the November 12 luncheon. "Jim Barba will undoubtedly highlight the strategic relationships between the Albany Medical Center and the neighborhood, city and region," said Thomas J. O'Connor, Managing Director of the firm's Albany office. "Our support of the Albany Roundtable serves to underscore Hiscock & Barclay's local insight and perspectives, as well as our regional capabilities."

Mr. Barba, who graduated summa cum laude in 1966 from Siena College , received his law degree from the University of Notre Dame Law School, graduating cum laude in 1969. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association and holds a number of other civic and private appointments.

Reservations for the November 12 Luncheon are required by Monday, November 10 and can be made by calling 518-431-1440 (the reservations hotline of the Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce) or by e-mail .

The luncheon is open to the public. The cost is $12 for those who register on or before November 10, and $15 at the door. The buffet lunch begins at 12:00 noon and concludes at 1:00 p.m. It is held in the third floor former court room of the Old Federal Building, now part of SUNY Plaza at the foot of State Street.For additional information call Colleen Ryan at 518-462-1900 or visit