An academic medical center like Albany Medical Center is defined by its commitment to its three-fold mission of excellence in patient care, biomedical research, and medical education. The Center's success is determined by how well these components interact together to meet the single most important objective: the improved health of the community.
Guiding the mission of Albany Medical Center (AMC) is its Strategic Plan. This Plan, which is updated every three years, allows us to meet our goal of strengthening the health of the community.
Albany Medical Center is indeed a valuable asset and resource for the 25-county region it serves. It is the only academic health sciences center in the 25 counties of eastern New York and western New England. The Medical Center includes the 651-bed Albany Medical Center Hospital, founded in 1849 and one of upstate New York's largest teaching hospitals; the Albany Medical College, which was founded in 1839 as one of the nation's first private medical schools; Albany Medical Center's South Clinical Campus, purchased in 1999 to better serve the ambulatory surgical needs of the community; the Albany Medical Center Physician Group Practice, full-time clinical faculty members of the Medical College; and the Albany Medical Center Foundation, Inc., one of the largest fundraising organizations in the region.
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Albany Medical Center - Our Report to the Community:
2012 Community Service Plan (PDF)