Learn more about our current capital campaign to support vital services and programs that only Albany Med can provide.
Who in our community doesn’t know someone who has been touched by Albany Medical Center? As the Lifeline for three-million people of our region, Albany Med is available 24/7/365 to meet our region’s health care needs, from the basic to the most complex.
Unique as our area’s only academic medical center—meaning we are a place of education, research and patient care—we provide our community with access to teams of specialists, leading-edge diagnostic and procedural technologies, opportunities for collaboration, and the sophistication of our research team.
|Patient-centered care is at the core of Albany Med's mission.|
Our Value is High and Comes at a Cost
Albany Med may appear to be a “giant,” but we are like other not-for-profits, we rely on support from individuals, businesses and others to operate. In fact, the cost of running a major medical center increases almost daily as quality patient care, medical education and scientific research have become more complex and regulations more and more demanding. Our community hospitals are increasingly relying on Albany Med to help care for their sickest patients, turning to us for the advanced services we provide.
The physicians employed by the Albany Medical College today represent the largest physician practice in the region. These doctors, the best in their fields, provide access to care for many area residents who rely on public insurance programs not accepted in doctors’ offices because of lower reimbursement rates and high regulatory demands.
Lifeline: The Campaign for Albany Medical Center
|Researchers at Albany Med are constantly searching for new and innovative ways to treat diseases and care for our patients.|
We know that our community understands the value and importance of Albany Med, and has shown its support for our missions time and time again through philanthropy. We are asking for your support again at this time as we near our current goal of $125 million. Please consider Albany Med in your charitable giving plan. During the capital campaign’s early phases, our stakeholders, including community and business leaders, corporations, foundations and alumni, committed $106.8 million, including a gift of $15.5 million, the largest in Albany Med’s history. As the Lifeline campaign continues and more people hear the message about the need to help support Albany Med, the positive response is expected to help us reach our goal!
Learn more on these pages about how you can help our region’s Lifeline.