200-plus expected at AHI summit

LAKE PLACID — More than 200 health care professionals and other stakeholders will explore relevant and timely regional population health issues at Adirondack Health Institute’s 11th annual Leadership Summit.

The summit will be held from 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., Thursday at the Lake Placid Conference Center, 2634 Main St.

The theme of the event is “Advancing Whole-Person Care Through a Collaborative System of Health.”

Dr. Eugene Heslin, first deputy commissioner of the New York State Department of Health, will provide the keynote address. A group of regional leaders will then broach the topic of advancing whole-person care in this rural region during a panel discussion, “Collaborative System of Health.” Afternoon breakout sessions will focus on such topics as advancements in addiction care, organizational well-being, data and information technology, behavioral health, care delivery, and innovations in food security.

AHI is an independent nonprofit organization, formed in 1987, working to transform health care and improve the health of the region’s population. It is a joint venture of Adirondack Health, Glens Falls Hospital, Hudson Headwaters Health Network, St. Lawrence Health System and the University of Vermont Health Network’s Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital.