More Than $27 Million in Capital Funding Awarded to Transform Health Care in the Adirondack Region

The Governor’s office announced Friday that eight health provider organizations in the AHI Performing Provider System (PPS) will receive more $27 million for health care transformation in the Adirondack region as part of the Capital Restructuring Financing Program (CRFP) and Essential Health Care Provider Support (EHCPS) Program.

Both the CRFP and EHCPS programs were established by the New York State Department of Health and the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York. The CRFP grant program supports capital projects that help strengthen and promote access to essential health services including projects that will improve infrastructure, promote integrated health systems and support the development of additional primary care capacity.

The EHCPS supports the creation of financially sustainable health systems through hospital mergers, consolidations, and other restructuring activities.

New York State Department of Health Commissioner, Howard Zucker, stated “Due to the large number of applications received in response to the CRFP Request for Applications, only about 20 percent were awarded funding.”

The AHI PPS partners receiving CRFP include:

Organization Project Name Project County Funds Awarded
Behavioral Health Services North Integrated Health Center of Excellence-BHSN Clinton $3,800,000
Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital Plattsburgh FQHC Clinton $3,600,000
Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital CVPH Medical Village Clinton $1,950,000
Hudson Headwaters Health Network Construction of New/Consolidated FQHC Health Center in Champlain, NY Clinton $2,977,003
Adirondack Medical Center d/b/a Adirondack Health Hospital to Home Initiative Franklin $249,163
Alice Hyde Medical Center Crisis Stabilization Center with Ancillary Detox Franklin $450,000
Citizen Advocates, Inc. Crisis Stabilization Center with Ancillary Detox Franklin $155,000
Glens Falls Hospital Hospital-based Hospice at Glens Falls Hospital Warren $500,000
Glens Falls Hospital Crisis Care Center at Glens Falls Hospital Warren $1,150,000
Glens Falls Hospital Primary Care Integration at Glens Falls Hospital Behavioral Health Clinics Warren $250,000
Glens Falls Hospital Behavioral Health Integration and Primary Care Expansion at Glens Falls Hospital Community Health Centers Warren $3,200,000

The AHI PPS partner receiving EHCPS includes:

Organization Project Name Project County Funds Awarded
Moses Ludington Hospital Ticonderoga Medical Village Essex $9,149,352

Cathy Homkey, Chief Executive Officer, AHI, expressed sincere appreciation to the State for recognizing the need and accessibility of a number of critical services that are essential to total health care. “North Country Communities have primary and behavioral health care needs that go unmet because the necessary services aren’t here or aren’t as coordinated as they could be.  The CRFP and EHCPS funds will allow organizations to collaborate on nearly 20 different projects that support integration of care and provide more community-based options for care.  We are very happy for our Partners – the capital awards demonstrate the State’s commitment to the people and communities of the North Country.”

The CRFP grant program complements the Delivery System Reform Incentives Payment program (DSRIP), an initiative launched in 2015 by the New York State Department of Health to fundamentally restructure the health care delivery system by reinvesting in the Medicaid Program.  DSRIP is designed to meet the needs of Medicaid beneficiaries and low income uninsured individuals in local communities by improving care, improving health, and reducing costs.

AHI PPS DSRIP Background

Across the state, Performing Provider Systems (PPS) were formed as a collaboration between partners to implement DSRIP at a regional level. The AHI PPS represents a nine county, 11,000 square mile region (Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, Warren, and Washington Counties, and portions of Fulton, Saratoga and St. Lawrence). Their activities impact a population of 700,000.   Visit the AHI PPS – DSRIP web page to learn more.