Written by Greg McGarry, former Vice President for Communications, The History of the Formation of Albany Medical Center chronicles the events leading up to the formation of the Center in 1982. Download a free PDF version of the book
Traces the founding of Albany Medical College and Albany Hospital (the predecessor to Albany Medical Center Hospital) in 1839 and 1849 respectively, and discusses their complementary and reinforcing missions and the fact that they remained separate organizations for nearly a century and a half.
Details the various attempts at consolidation that occurred between 1970 and 1982.
Addresses the incorporation of Albany Medical Center in 1982 and its ensuing difficulties.
Provides an overview of organizational and cultural changes made during the past decade, when the vision of a unified Albany Medical Center was finally