Who We Are

Since our inception in 1987, our core purpose as an independent, non-profit organization has been to focus on regional health care challenges of the greatest priorities while addressing community health needs that are best accomplished through the collective efforts of our partners.

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 that our stakeholders are informed and engaged in the ever-changing process.


By partnering with regional health care providers and community-based organizations, we strive to improve care, lower costs and realize a healthier future for the Adirondack region. We do this three ways:

  • Promote population health best practices and implementation strategies;
  • Manage programs that fund health advancement; and
  • Ensure individuals have access to care.


AHI is a joint venture of Adirondack Health, Glens Falls Hospital, Hudson Headwaters Health Network, St. Lawrence Health System and The University of Vermont Health Network – Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital. We serve nine counties in New York State’s North Country/Adirondack region: Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Saratoga, St. Lawrence, Warren, and Washington.

We provide services through programs organized under Community Health Services and Health System Transformation.

AHI has been carefully constructed on a broad foundation of professional and community support so there is nearly continuous interaction with a wide array of stakeholders. We work with nearly 200 committee members from more than 100 organizations representing a broad range of health, community, and business sectors. The common thread across our programs is an emphasis on access to high-quality, well-coordinated, cost-effective care.

AHI is licensed as a Central Service Facility pursuant to Article 28 of Public Health Law. AHI is governed by a regional Board of Directors and various committees with diverse sector and community representation. See Members, Partners, Board for details.

See our 2015 Community Report for more information: 

AHI Community Report.