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Our Quality

A Message from our President


Jim Barba
James J. Barba
President and CEO
At Albany Medical Center, our staff is committed to providing health care of the highest quality. To us, this means that we deliver the right care to each patient at the right time. We believe that quality is a discipline, and to assure that we maintain that discipline, we have a Quality and Patient Safety Council, composed of physicians and other health care leaders, that I oversee, personally; a Patient Steering Committee; and literally dozens of quality improvement teams. All involved in this discipline share my commitment to making each patient's experience one in which the science of medicine is combined with a sensitivity to human needs, so that the best possible outcome is produced.

This quality discipline also includes our sustained effort to standardize our care, when necessary; to employ sophisticated technology in care delivery, when appropriate; and to document, precisely, the care provided at all times.

To underscore our commitment to quality, we plan to use this web site, on a quarterly basis, to report our initiatives, and our results, directly to you.

I hope that  you will agree that when it comes to your choosing a health care provider, there is no substitute for Albany Medical Center.