Adirondack Health Institute
Chief Executive Officer
Oversees: AHI’s day-to-day management. Held responsible for overall operation of the Corporation in its internal affairs and external relationships. Accountable to the Board of Directors for the effective management of the Corporation.
Eric Burton is Chief Executive Officer of AHI. He provides strategic leadership for the organization, working with the AHI Board of Directors, management team, staff, members, health care providers, community – based organizations and other community partners to establish and successfully implement long-range goals, strategies, plans, and policies. Under his direction, AHI is addressing rapid changes and challenges to the health care system by coordinating, planning, and managing grant-supported programs within nine counties in the Adirondack region of New York State.
Burton joined AHI in April 2016 as Chief Financial Officer. He is a health-care financial and operations leader with more than 25 years of experience. Prior to joining AHI, he was Chief Operating Officer at Hometown Health Centers in Schenectady, NY. Prior to being named COO, he held the position of Chief Financial Officer for more than five years, overseeing a successful financial recovery plan for the organization. Burton also previously held the position of Chief Financial Officer of Hudson Headwaters Health Network in Queensbury, NY, and Director of Finance for McClellan Health Systems in Cambridge, NY.
Burton received a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and a Certificate in Accounting from Siena College in Loudonville, NY. He is a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association. In 2014, he was named to the Albany Business Review’s CFO of the Year class.