Adirondack Health welcomes chief officer to lead senior services


SARANAC LAKE – Marc Walker, a skilled and compassionate leader, has joined the Adirondack Health leadership team to implement a new vision for the Uihlein Living Center campus.  

Marc Walker, Chief Senior Services Officer

Marc has hit the ground running as the Chief Senior Services Officer, a new title that more accurately reflects Adirondack Health’s mission and vision to provide a range of elder services beyond traditional long term care. In addition, Marc is responsible for the oversight and daily operations of the Living Centers in Lake Placid and Tupper Lake.  He is the administrator of record for the Uihlein Living Center, and David Reynolds, who is also new to the Adirondack Health family, is the administrator at the Mercy Living Center.

 As an administrator for senior living facilities, Marc has an extensive background working in settings that have incorporated different levels of care leading up to traditional long term care services.  His experience is ideal for establishing an array of quality senior living programs and services with a focus on the needs of each resident as an individual.  

 “My ultimate goal is to enrich the lives of the residents,” said Marc.  “I look at every resident individually and work to ensure they are successful.  We will strive to become a family with them.”

 As for this next chapter in his personal and professional life, Marc is ready to settle into the community and the organization.  Achieving the transformation of the Uihlein campus will ultimately be better for the community, Marc notes.  Most importantly, he believes the redesigned campus will better serve the residents.

 “I envision the Uihlein campus transformation to allow Adirondack Health to be able to provide a wide range of services and programs on this magnificent campus,” said Marc.  “The services and programs will be designed to meet the need of the community in terms of access, service and the overall healthcare experience.”

 Adirondack Health announced in June plans for a new vision to provide a complete range of health care services on the Uihlein Living Center campus.  Currently, there are two separate facilities in Lake Placid.  All services currently offered at the former Placid Memorial Hospital on Church Street will be relocated to the Uihlein campus on Old Military Road.  Plans for the Uihlein campus also call for the construction of a medical fitness center.  Adirondack Health is actively engaged in the planning process for the new vision with involvement from residents, their families, staff and the broader community.

 “We are very fortunate as an organization and community to have Marc leading this effort,” said Chandler Ralph, President & CEO of Adirondack Health, “He has the experience, the integrity and the passion to achieve the vision for the Uihlein campus.”

 Marc and his eight-month old golden retriever, Peyton, have already settled into the community.  In addition to senior care, Marc has a passion for outdoor activities, entertaining and travel.

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