Adirondack Health Institute News

The Children’s Health Insurance Connection – Education and Community Partnerships

The Children’s Health Insurance Connection (CHIC) works with community organizations providing education on health insurance options and how to apply for health insurance on line.  Since June 1, 2012, the CHIC team has:

-Conducted 90 Workflow Integration Presentations

-Trained 476 service providers in the utilization of the on line screening tool found on to connect the uninsured to Adirondack Health Institute’s Enrollment Services

-Participated in 55 community tabling events providing screening opportunities

-Established 120 Community Partnerships including 29 School districts.


To find out more about our services, go to or call 1-866-872-3740 to speak with an enroller to find out if you are eligible for health insurance.

Children’s Health Insurance Connection

The Children’s Health Insurance Connection utilizes Technology, Education and Community Partnerships to connect eligible children to Child Health Plus and Children’s Medicaid. 

The primary goal is to increase the number of eligible children (birth to 19) enrolled and retained in Child Health Plus and Children’s Medicaid.

The secondary goal is to increase the number of eligible adults (19 to 64) enrolled and retained in Family Health Plus.

The Children’s Health Insurance Connection serves Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, Warren and Washington Counties.  Learn more about the Children’s Health Insurance Connection here


Children’s Health Insurance Connection is sponsoring a Child Health Plus Information and Screening Day

The Children’s Health Insurance Connection is sponsoring a Child Health Plus information and screening day on March 21, 2013 in their Plattsburgh office at 65 Court Street.  Screeners, enrollers and community health advocates will be available from 11 am to 3 pm.

Stop in to learn how you can: 

  •  -Get affordable health insurance for anyone ages 19-64. 
  •  -Assist your uninsured clients and patients obtain health care coverage.
  •  -Get help with insurance issues.


There will be door prizes and giveaways as well as snacks and light refreshments.

For more information, call 562-3740, ext. 32902.

STARS will benefit from the Glens Falls Rotary 5K Run

The Glens Falls Rotary will be sponsoring its 3rd Annual 5K Road Race beginning at 10 am on Saturday, April 13, 2013.  Proceeds from the event will be given to the Sexual Trauma and Recovery Services (STARS), a program of Adirondack Health Institute and Warren, Washington CARE Center to help support the two local charities.  The race will be held at the SUNY Adirondack campus on Bay Road in Queensbury.   Entrance fee is $20.00 per person.  Visit for more information or to register online.

Upcoming EXPLORE Conferences for 2013

EXPLORE Healthcare is happy to announce that 3 conferences are being planned for 2013:

  • Cardiology Conference on Thursday, June 6, 2013
  • Infections Diseases Conference on Tuesday, September 10, 2013
  • Bones and Joints, Rheumatology Conference on Tuesday, October 15, 2013.


For more information contact: 

Kate Chilton, Conference Director, College Auxiliary Services, SUNY Plattsburgh, 101 Broad Street, Plattsburgh, NY 12901 (518) 564-3054



Adirondack Health Institute New Opportunties


Adirondack Health Institute (AHI) oversees the regional collaboration among health care providers serving the Adirondack North Country.  Located in Queensbury, NY, AHI helps address rapid changes and challenges to the health care system within an eight county region.

 AHI is looking to fill the following three (3) full-time salaried positions:

 Director of Fiscal and Corporate Affairs

We are looking for the right person to bring their expertise to our innovative, achievement-driven culture that supports the mission and core values of the organization.

The Director of Fiscal and Corporate Affairs is responsible for financial and operational aspects of the organization. The Director reports to the CEO, is accountable to the AHI Finance Committee and will partner with the Senior Management team with corporate development and strategy. The Director will drive efforts to ensure that synergies are documented and realized. Overall responsibilities include leadership and general management of the following administrative and financial aspects; start-up initiatives, on-going operational plans, service level agreements, budgets, and enhancement of supporting financial systems, processes and infrastructure. This position assures financial and operational risk is properly managed while focusing on optimizing financial performance. 

Requires a BA/BS, MBA desired; healthcare industry experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Senior level management is preferred.

Knowledge of general administrative and financial service units; human resources, planning and development, financial affairs and auditing, information technology, and contract negotiations. Candidate must demonstrate strong management and communication skills.

Senior Accountant

To facilitate our growth, we are looking for a Senior Accountant to join our team. The successful candidate will bring extensive experience in accounting and finance, cost and budget accounting, contract administration and records management. Experience with advanced financial analysis. 

The Senior Accountant will help oversee the accounting functions within the finance department reporting to the Director of Finance. The Senior Accountant will be responsible for all areas relating to financial reporting. This position will also help to develop and maintain accounting practices and procedures to ensure accurate and timely financial statement reporting. You’ll manage tight deadlines and a multitude of accounting/finance activities. Responsibilities include but are not limited to facilitate and complete monthly close procedures, analyze revenues and expenses to ensure recorded appropriately on a monthly basis, prepare account reconciliations, prepare financial statements and supporting schedules according to monthly close, assist with analyzing financial statements on a monthly basis and report on variances, assist with financial and corporate audits, assist with corporate reporting requirements, assist in documentation and monitoring of internal controls, other projects as assigned.

Requires a BA/BS, healthcare industry experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge of accounting theories and principles, computer proficiency, ability to prioritize, excellent planning, analytical and time management skills. 


Quality Business Analyst

We are looking for the right person to work with the clinical quality and utilization data vendors, consultants and pilot leadership to develop and maintain metrics based processes and reporting to deliver added value to our Medical Home pilot providers and Health Home partners.  Other responsibilities include: the design and coding of systems to support variousoperational and grant initiatives, documentation on new and existing systems and providing end user training.

 Bachelor’s Degree (B.S.) from a college or university; or three to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

 Knowledge of database structure and manipulation and computer hardware systems is required as well as knowledge of standard programming structures and ability to program with products available within our system.  Must be proficient in report and application development using Excel Access, SQL, and Visual Basic.  Comfortable analyzing data and identifying trends or anomalies; familiar with statistical analysis tools and techniques.  Strong task and project management skills with attention to detail.

To apply, send resume to Colleen Hiscox, Accountant, at

Adirondack Health Institute wins Award

The Adirondack Health Institute was awarded a Southwind Award for the advanced primary care model – the Adirondack Region Medical Home Pilot.  Click here to watch a video to learn more.

Adirondack Medical Home

NPR reports on the Adirondack Medical Home.  Listen here.