Home | Directions | Find a Job | News | Lifeline | Video | Choose a Department

About Us

The History of the Formation of Albany Medical Center


Download The History of the Formation of Albany Medical Center by Greg McGarry (PDF)

Download The History of the Formation of Albany Medical Center by Greg McGarry (PDF)

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

Section I
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.

Section II
Details the various attempts at consolidation that occurred between 1970 and 1982.

Section III
Addresses the incorporation of Albany Medical Center in 1982 and its ensuing difficulties.

Section IV
Provides an overview of organizational and cultural changes made during the past decade, when the vision of a unified Albany Medical Center was finally
realized.

Y