TimesUnion inserts Albany Med ad on same page as St. Peter’s scandal story

Now, this is really nobody’s fault, but it is notable.  On the same page as a TimesUnion.com story about the theft of personal information at St. Peter’s Hospital here in Albany was a banner ad for their biggest competitor, Albany Medical Center.

The ad should have said – “Don’t go to the place where your personal data is stolen by a file clerk – Go to the place where the same thing could probably happen, but hasn’t yet.”

I refreshed this page 15 times for good measure, and saw the Albany Med ad twice, an ad for Ellis Hospital’s Mother of the Year program, and the rest of the ads were not related to medicine or hospitals.