CVPH Medical Center is the largest health-care provider in the North Country. A great resource, nonetheless the Medical Center relies on and collaborates with many other agencies, organizations and individuals throughout the region in order to meet the needs of the public.
This collaboration begins with physicians both those with staff privileges and others who focus on office-based practices. The Medical Center has two full-time recruiters who specialize in bringing needed physicians to our community.
Involvement and support of the Adirondack Region Medical Home has been a noteworthy undertaking that brings primary care physicians, hospitals and insurance companies together to implement a delivery system that improves access, quality, outcomes and satisfaction while expending fewer resources. This project, the largest such medical home pilot in the nation, encompasses from the Quebec border on the north to Glens Falls south and New York’s Tri-Lakes area to the west.
CVPH works closely with the state and local health departments, particularly the Clinton County Health Department, as well as with other clinical and behavioral health providers to ensure that needs are being met adequately and efficiently. The strategic planning process for the Medical Center involves input from physicians, other providers and the community to map a course for the future.
The Board of Directors for the Medical Center and its parent corporation, Community Providers, Inc., are comprised of community members whose commitment is to ensuring that health needs are being met for our section of New York State. They represent a cross section of the public including the medical community.
Community Providers Inc. (CPI)
CVPH Medical Center is a not-for-profit, Article 28 institution governed by a voluntary Board of Directors comprised of 15 residents from the region. It is a subsidiary corporation of Community Providers, Inc. (CPI). CPI is a section 501(c)(3) organization and a 509(a)(1) holding company located in Plattsburgh, New York. CPI is a multi-corporate provider of health services. Along with CVPH Medical Center, other subsidiary corporations of CPI are as follows:
Elizabethtown Community Hospital
In 1993, CPI became the "sole member" of the Elizabethtown Community Hospital Corporation (ECH). ECH, established in 1926, is a not-for-profit, 25-bed hospital located approximately 40 miles south of Plattsburgh in Elizabethtown, New York. Historically, CVPH physicians have provided specialty medical care to ECH patients and patients in the ECH service area have been referred to CVPH for care.
Foundation of CVPH Medical Center
The Foundation of CVPH Medical Center, Inc., is a tax-exempt corporation established by CPI in 1989 to generate private charitable contributions to meet the general health care needs of the geographic region that CPI and the Medical Center serve.
Mediquest Corporation is a for-profit corporation organized in 1985 for the purpose of developing other lines of business that are available to other entities as well as to the Medical Center. Mediquest is primarily a real estate holding company that owns several suites in adjacent medical office buildings and also is the parent company of EMT of CVPH, a freestanding, not-for-profit ambulance company.
Pine Harbour, Inc.
Pine Harbour, Inc., is a not-for-profit corporation founded in 2003 for the purpose of owning and operating a 66-bed assisted-living facility located at 15 New Hampshire Street in Plattsburgh, New York. CPI is an investor in Pine Harbour and has no operational responsibility for the facility.
Champlain Valley Health Network, Inc.
Champlain Valley Health Network, Inc., is a for-profit corporation created in 1996 to handle risk arrangements with health insurers. It currently provides physician-billing services and employs medical office personnel to support the practices of physicians employed by CVPH.