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The AHI Story

Building a Healthy Future Since 1987

Adirondack Health Institute (AHI), an independent non-profit Article 28 organization under New York State Department of Health regulations, was established in 1987. For thirty years the organization has supported hospitals, physician practices, behavioral health providers, community-based organizations, patients and others in our region in sharing our vision and mission of transforming health care and improving population health. In 1987, the organization operated as the Upper Hudson Primary Care Consortium (UHPCC), which was founded by Hudson Headwaters Health Network, Compre-Care, Inc., Benedict Health Center and Adirondack Region Primary Care. When operating as the UHPCC, we provided the region with management and administrative support services, workforce recruitment and retention, network organization and development, health center establishment, and regional strategic planning. In 2011, we became Adirondack Health Institute, a collaborative of three member organizations. We added a fourth member in 2014 and a fifth member in 2016. Our member organizations are: Adirondack Health, Glens Falls Hospital, Hudson Headwaters Health Network, St. Lawrence Health System, and The University of Vermont Health Network – Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital. Together, we advance patient, provider and community connections while working with a large network of stakeholders to improve access to care and develop payment reform. AHI has been catalytic in the transformation of the health care system. As health care delivery, payment, reform, and policy continues to unfold in complexity, we are working to lead the charge to ensure our stakeholders are informed and engaged in the ever-changing process.