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The Comprehensive Health Care System
For New York's Southern Adirondack Region
Glens Falls Hospital is the largest hospital between Albany, NY, and Montreal, Canada, and the comprehensive health care system for New York's Warren, Washington, northern Saratoga, Essex, Hamilton and northern Rensselaer counties. In addition to our main acute care hospital campus, we operate 29 regional health care facilities, including health centers in the communities of Cambridge, Corinth, Granville, Greenwich, Hoosick Falls, Salem, Whitehall and Wilton.
Simply put, our not-for-profit hospital provides a health care safety net for individuals and families from the immediate Glens Falls area to smaller, geographically remote communities tucked away in the heart of the six-million-acre Adirondack Park.
Recognizing the Hospital's importance to the wellbeing of this broad, far-flung population, the Hospital's volunteer Board of Governors and our administrative and medical staffs have worked diligently over the years to recruit outstanding physicians and provide local people with a broad scope of services and expertise that would otherwise not be available without traveling to more distant cities.
We have more than 225 affiliated physicians, ranging from primary care practitioners to surgical subspecialists. Our physicians are board-certified in more than 25 specialties.
We have also established a diverse array of community outreach programs, bringing our expertise and services to people in outlying portions of our service area. These outreach programs are especially important for low-income individuals and families who may otherwise fail to seek out health care due to financial or transportation concerns. Our objective is to prevent health care problems and detect existing conditions earlier, keeping local people healthier and reducing future medical costs.
As a not-for-profit, community hospital, Glens Falls Hospital has three important obligations:
- Reinvestment in Quality Care. Any money earned by the hospital is reinvested to hire and train high-quality medical professionals and to provide our community with the latest health care technologies and services.
- Quality Care to All. Glens Falls Hospital has a responsibility to provide high quality care to local people, regardless of their ability to pay. Each year, we provide millions of dollars in uncompensated care to local people who do not have health insurance, are not eligible for Medicaid and cannot afford to pay for their own care. At the same time, continuing changes in our nation's and state's health care payment systems mean that Medicare, Medicaid and private health insurance plans often pay us less for our services than it actually costs to provide them. Each year, we incur millions of dollars in costs that are not reimbursed for this reason.
- Quality Care, Close to Home. With a service area that stretches across six, primarily rural counties and 3,300 square miles, we make every effort to bring care to local people in their communities, through primary care centers, school-based programs and mobile health care services. Many of these services do not generate enough revenue to pay for themselves, but are provided because the lives of local people depend on them.