Who We Are
Our History and Structure
The Northern Metropolitan Hospital Association (NorMet) was originally established in 1974 as a membership organization for some 40 voluntary and public hospitals located in the seven Hudson Valley counties immediately north of New York City — Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester.
NorMet has grown considerably since 1974, yet remains specifically committed to helping health care facilities in the Hudson Valley to increase their operational effectiveness and better meet the public's health care needs. A growing array of Association functions and activities brought on the need for corporate reorganization in 1983, and resulted in the formation of these corporate entities:
- NorMet Hospital Association
- NorMet Shared Services
- NorMet Health Care Foundation
NorMet Hospital Association is a 501(c) (6) trade organization which acts as an information clearinghouse, pursues governmental relations activities and advocacy, and acts as liaison with numerous regulatory and health related agencies.
NorMet Shared Services Corporation, A Sub-Chapter T business organization, facilitates cost savings through group purchasing of services and other shared undertakings in behalf of the NorMet membership.
NorMet Health Care Foundation, a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit corporation, assists in the development of educational programs, research activities, and dissemination of public information.
Suburban Hospital Alliance of New York State, LLC. was informally founded in 2006 by the Northern Metropolitan Hospital Association (NorMet) and the Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council (NSHC), NorMet’s sister association. In 2012, these two organizations officially formed the Suburban Alliance. NSHC represents hospitals on Long Island. The Suburban Alliance ensures that the specific concerns of suburban hospitals from the Hudson Valley region and from the Long Island region are heard in Albany and Washington. Kevin Dahill is president of the Suburban Alliance.
Click here for more information about the Suburban Alliance’s activities
A fourth corporation was added in 2009:
NorMet Patient Safety Institute, a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization is the first Patient Safety Organization approved by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) in New York State. Its goal is to work with hospitals, physicians, and other health care providers to identify, analyze, and reduce the risks and hazards associated with patient care.
Together these NorMet corporations present an integrated program of services to help the Hudson Valley’s health care facilities better serve the public.