Out of all our project areas, perhaps the fastest growing is our regional telemedicine initiative.

Work began in early 2009, when FDRHPO created the North Country Telemedicine Project (NCTP), an extensive fiber-optic network that connected more than 25 healthcare facilities in Jefferson, Lewis, Oneida, Onondaga and St. Lawrence counties, including Fort Drum’s Guthrie Ambulatory Health Care Clinic.

Our network spans 11 counties across northern and central New York. Click to enlarge image.

This network expanded in 2011, when FDRHPO partnered with the Adirondack-Champlain Telemedicine Information Network (ACTION) to create a second network encompassing sites in Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Warren and Washington counties — as well as Chittenden County in Vermont.

Funding for these programs was made available by the Federal Communication Commission’s “Rural Health Care Pilot Program” and the New York State Department of Health’s “HEAL 21” grant. Today, FDRHPO’s telemedicine program remains funded by the Department of Health, as one of its Rural Health Development Programs.

In 2015, FDRHPO began a collaboration with the Adirondack Health Institute (AHI) to form the North Country Telehealth Partnership — a unified effort to plan and implement telemedicine throughout their 11-county catchment area, covering northern and central New York. This collaborative has quickly become northern New York’s leading agency focused on increasing access to health care through the innovative use of telehealth and telemedicine technology.

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Telehealth Learning Collaborative

The Telehealth Learning Collaborative is a bi-monthly video conference hosted by the North Country Telehealth Partnership. It brings together stakeholders from across New York State to help ensure successful telemedicine project implementation, continuity and sustainability.

Our current membership is made up of more than 130 individuals from more than 90 organizations, which are listed below. To see the individuals who represent their organization on the collaborative, simply click on an organization for more information.

To join our Telehealth Learning Collaborative, please click here.

Chris Cruz, Geoffrey McIntosh & Dan Shappee
Adirondack Health
Aaron Kramer & Bonnie Ohmann
Adirondack Health Institute
Katy Cook
Adirondack Pediatrics
Abraham Bates
ADK Action
Dave Wolff
Ascension -- St. Mary's Healthcare
Sarah Eipp
Behavioral Health Services North
Jan Dahlen & Peter Trout
Blue Cirrus Consulting
Joe Colletti
Brown & Weinraub
Carolyn Kerr
Cambridge Valley Rescue Squad
Mark Spiezio
Canton-Potsdam Hospital
Edward Brown & Adam Bullock
Center for Disability Services
Debra Jones, Dr. Maria Kansas, Kitty McKeough-Duncan & Olivia McMullen
Champlain Valley Physician's Hospital
Lisa Rabideau
Lawrence Kerr
Clinton County Mental Health & Addiction Services
Wendie Bishop
Commonwealth Purchasing Group
Joan Menard
Community Health Center Homecare
Brenda Maynor
Community Health Center of the North Country
Skip Edie
Community Health Network of CT
Richard Albrecht
Community Partners of WNY/CHS Buffalo
Roxanne Cuebas
Credo Community Center
Ann Dumond
Eastern Adirondack Health Care Network
Lythia “Lee” Vera
eHealth Systems & Solutions
Peter Caplan
Elizabethtown Community Hospital
Kimberly Coolidge
Essex County Mental Health
Annie McKinley
Essex County Public Health
Kristin Dooley
Tracy Bruno & Marya Vande-Doyle
The Family Counseling Center
Michael Countryman
Finger Lakes Area Counseling & Recovery Agency
Sherry Nau
Finger Lakes Community Health
Casey Castner, Sirene Garcia, Terry Yonker & Mary Zelazny
For Drum Regional Health Planning Organization
Robert Hunt, Elliot Rechlin & Corey Zeigler
Four Winds -- Saratoga
Samuel Bastien
Glens Falls Hospital
Theresa Alvaro & Cathleen Traver
Glens Falls Pediatrics
Colleen Bethel
Hamilton County Public Health
Dr. Susan Franko & Robert Kleppang
HCR Home Care
Kari Charette-Furnia
Health Recovery Solutions
Richard Curry & Nolan Santosa
The Healthcare Association of New York State
Karen Roach
Veronica Roa
Hudson Headwaters Health Network
Dr. David Alloy & Jamie Ellis
Hudson-Mohawk AHEC
Leza Wood
ID Specialist
Dr. Avrille George
InSight Telepsychiatry
Dan Khebzou
Lewis County General Hospital
Carol Jank
Long Island University
Pat Harvey
The Lowell Group
Lowell Feldman
Massena Memorial Hospital
Abe Bejjani
John Broadhurst
Mental Health Association in Essex County
Valeria Ainsworth
Meridian IT
Eric Andersen
New Choices Recovery
Chad Putnam & Stuart Rosenblatt
Northeast Telehealth Resource Center
Danielle Louder
Northern Rivers
Kathy Wright
NYS Association of Rural Health
Sara Bollinger
NYS Department of Health
Joan Cleary-Miron, Kendra Muckle & Joan Sicard
NYS Health Foundation
Brian Byrd & Bronwyn Starr
NYS Offices for People with Developmental Disabilities
Wendy Colonno & Melissa Klock
NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services
Carmelita Cruz, Deborah Egel & Sara Osborne
NYS Office of Mental Health
Christopher Rambo, Linda Roberts & Amy Smith
NYS Senate: Legislative Commission on Rural Resources
Caitlin Gilligan & Jillian Kasow
North Country Family Health Center
Joey Marie Horton & Felicia Parker
NorthEast Telehealth Resource Center
Andrew Solomon
Northern Oswego County Health Services, Inc.
Ken Martin & Kelly Stevens
Northern Rivers
Paul Stamas & Kathy Wright
Northwell Health
Iris Berman, Michael Lardieri & Wendy Wasserman
Older Adults Technology Services (OATS)
Alex Glazerbrook
Oneida-Lewis ARC
Russell Bell, Frank Coluccio & Karen Korotzer
Oneida Healthcare
Sherry Buglione & Sherry Willis
Oswego County Health Department
Stephanie Carmody
Pace University/Stony Brook University
Pramod Gaur
Planned Parenthood Mohawk Hudson
Marie Czwerinski
Northern Rivers
Paul Stamas & Kathy Wright
Plattsburgh Primary Care
Karen Sweenor
Psychological HealthCare, PLLC
Dr. Joel Richman
Rochester Regional Health
Cindy Gordon
St. Joseph's Addiction Treatment & Recovery Centers
Dennis Hadley
St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center
Sandra Baker, Stacey Keefe & Deanna Legnetto
St. Mary's Kids
Christine Duffy & Maggie Lang
St. Peter's
Dr. Michael Dinkels
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Shoshana Milstein
SUNY Upstate Medical University
George Blakeslee & Josh Onyan
Victoria Evans
UHS Delaware Valley Hospital
Dotti Kruppo
United Concierge Medicine
Keith Algozzine
University of Buffalo
Jeff Combardo
University of Rochester Medical Center
Brenda Bartock, Amy Happ, Dr. Michael Hasselberg & Kenneth McConnochie
The University of Vermont Health Network
Judith Amour & Todd Young
Visiting Nurse Service of NY
Eni Bakallbashi, Ashwin Chandra, Esther Cohen & Anjali Vyas
Vivify Health
Neal McComas
VNA Home Health
Deborah Morsi & Heidi Wilson
Warren County Health Services
Tammie DeLorenzo
Warren County Mental Health Services
Carrie Wright
Washington County Public Health
Kathy Jo McIntyre
Westchester Medical Center
Hal Smith

Want to learn more?

If you have questions about our telemedicine program or the North Country Telehealth Partnership, our team can help you out! Get to know us below to see who might be your best contact. If you are a member of the media, please click here to reach our Communications Coordinator.


Robert Hunt
Fiber Network Manager & Telemedicine Network Program Coordinator
Contact Robert
Katy Cook
Project Manager, Telehealth (Adirondack Health Institute)
Contact Katy
Corey Zeigler
Chief Information Officer
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