Access to Healthcare Network had some pretty humble beginnings. An idea. A cocktail napkin. A partnership. And a passion to help.

In 2006, Access to Healthcare (AHN) was born of a realization that too many Nevadans were uninsured and that something could be done about it. Sherri Rice, the CEO of AHN, sketched out the first Shared Responsibility Model–demonstrating how the entire community could join forces to reduce the number of uninsured Nevadans without overburdening any one group–on a cocktail napkin. The principals that it laid out remain at the heart of Access to Healthcare today.

Sherri Rice joined forces with her colleague Niki King, who had worked with her at the YWCA and is the former COO of AHN, and together they began building an organization to serve the healthcare needs of Nevada’s forgotten poor. In a tiny office in a corner of Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center, they created a company that today has touched the lives of so many in our community by assisting them gain access to the healthcare services and health related resources they need to become and stay well.

Relationships & Results

Accomplishing anything of great importance and great quality starts with creating relationships built upon the ideals of mutual trust and respect. Whether it’s providing high touch care coordination and case management services for our clients, engaging with our partners in strategizing effective solutions to the complex problems facing our healthcare system, or developing pioneering care management programs for health insurers and health systems, everything we do begins and ends with relationships. Here at AHN we believe in the power of relationships, the power of partnerships, and the power of coming together as community to bring about positive change.

The AHN Culture

We believe much of our success stems from our organizational culture. We strive every day to be a place where people want to come to work and share their great ideas, do great things, and make a difference in the lives of the individuals and families in our community. Every year we create a word cloud that represents the culture of AHN as told by its employees.

Click on each Culture Cloud for a closer look.