AIHF is an innovative healthcare delivery destination. Our integrated healthcare & fitness concept is in part a response to growing nationwide interest in physical fitness, nutrition, and supportive lifestyle counseling services. Research invariably indicates a powerful connection between good preventive health habits and good health. AIHF offers the highest level of quality mainstream patient care individuals expect and also locates under the same roof the various modern health related opportunities they seek to live a healthier life. Our concept ensures medical integrity, individual choice, tailored programs, integrated providers, and customer convenience.
Leading Providers – Innovative Approach – Personalized Care
Helping individuals achieve a lifestyle & a lifetime of optimum health
Our Core Components:
Medical Care, Exercise, Nutrition, Wellness, Counseling
AIHF is an innovative total health and well-being concept, and a 181,000 sf healthcare center on 16.5 acres in North Raleigh. We are comprised of 30 individually owned and operated physician groups and healthcare businesses. Some are independent, some are aligned with hospital networks. All believe that coordinated care across a broad medical, wellness, and retail spectrum benefits both care for patients and business for providers. Together, we are leading providers offering an innovative approach and personalized care, all under one roof.
Our five core design components are: medical care, nutrition, exercise, counseling, and wellness.
Our core principles are: prioritize the clinical integration and collaboration of providers, reduce costs to providers and thus to patients, enhance the consumer convenience of healthcare, create a personalized delivery of care, create a model for managing the health of populations, and participate in the restructuring of the nation’s healthcare system.
AIHF is innovative collaborative integrated medical care, nutrition, exercise, counseling, and wellness services … Where leading providers help individuals achieve and maintain optimal comprehensive health … Through prevention, education, diagnosis, treatment, and research.
To be a convenient patient experience at the highest level of quality through comprehensive and integrated care, with focus on cost minimization and respect for human dignity.
Our innovative approach and personalized care model are accomplished through these strategies:
- Our providers are best-in-specialty, and collaborative among specialties.
- Our building and grounds are state-of-the-art, convenient, and comfortable to all.
- Medical care, nutrition, exercise, counseling, and wellness are integrated on the same plane.
- We design services to support the total health and well-being of each patient as an individual.
- We are well positioned with a broad spectrum of services for population health management initiatives.
- We prioritize prevention as critical to beginning to resolve the spiraling healthcare cost crisis.
- We involve our patient communities in improving their experience at AIHF and in our growth.
- We continually position our organization for strategic partnering and affiliation with area networks and alliances to strengthen the business opportunities for each AIHF provider.
- We create an environment for ongoing idea development and sharing to improve healthcare delivery.
The American Institute of Healthcare & Fitness (AIHF) is an 181,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art Class A medical building that opened on January 27, 2007. Situated on 16.5 acres of picturesque rolling terrain in Raleigh, North Carolina, overlooking a tranquil 5-acre lake, the land is steeped in local history. The land was previously owned by the prominent Williams and Shaw families both of whom have significantly contributed to the growth of Raleigh and North Carolina.
There are six entrances, facilitating access at each of the floor levels. This includes entrances from a three-story garage, which is designed to blend with the gabled and pediment wings of the main structure. Throughout the building, every effort was made to provide large views to the outside, to make the land and building one. AIHF won the Prestigious Sir Walter Raleigh Award for Community Appearance for the outstanding contribution toward enhancing the beauty of the City of Raleigh. Each provider is invited to design their own space and to participate in the planning of the shared spaces. The collaborative and integrated features that define the AIHF concept were also applied to the design of the facility and to the selection of the providers.
AIHF Raleigh is configured as follows.
Floor 3: Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Medical Nutrition Therapy, Lipidology, Age Management, Executive Health Center, Executive Offices
Floor 2: Counseling Center, Healthcare Staffing, Dermatology, Plastic Surgery, Pharmacy, Gastroenterology, Endoscopy Center, General Surgery, Prosthetics & Orthotics, Dental Health Center, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Lab, Radiology, AIHF Property Offices
Floor 1: Medical Fitness Center, Family Practice & Sports Medicine, Orthopaedic Surgery, Physical Therapy, Holistic Center, Acupuncture, Chiropractic Services, Spa, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Youth Activity Center, Café
Garden Level: Conference Center, Voluntary Health Organization
AIHF is designed to complement the natural beauty of the land, to have a comfortable resort feel, and a more residential than institutional look. That feel does not diminish the fact that AIHF is a leader in accreditation standards in patient services areas.
Matthew M. Person III., MHA, FACHE
Founder & CEO
Matt Person created American Institute of Healthcare & Fitness to be an innovative concept of total health and well-being, and a prototype healthcare facility platform. AIHF is a collaborative business model driven by the clinical integration of medical care, nutrition, exercise, counseling, and wellness. The conceptual goals are to improve the collaboration and integration of providers, optimize the convenience and outcomes of personalized care, structure across a continuum of services to achieve population health management, reduce costs through prevention and collaboration, and create an environment for idea development and sharing that participates in the restructuring of the nation’s healthcare system.
The facility is comprised of 30 individually owned and operated physician groups and healthcare businesses; some are independent, some are affiliated with hospital networks. All believe integration across a broad medical, wellness, and retail spectrum benefits both coordinated care for patients and business growth for providers, and addresses the alignment of value-based care with access portals and cost efficiencies.
Matt’s expertise is built from professional experience as a hospital administrator, global health consultant, author, teacher, volunteer leader, and developer. His three primary driving forces have always been developing new solutions of strategic innovation in healthcare delivery, advocating integrated team building, and helping prepare the healthcare leaders of tomorrow.
He is board certified in Healthcare Management, a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Born in Raleigh N.C., the son of a hospital administrator and a social worker, he earned a B.S. in Business Administration from UNC-Chapel Hill and a Master of Health Administration from Duke University. Training and work experience during college years included: Franklin Regional Medical Center, UNC Hospitals, Carteret General Hospital, Duke University Medical Center, Pickens Family Practice Clinic, Nash General Hospital, and 91 hospitals through a residency with the Duke Endowment.
As a hospital administrator at Rex Hospital, Matt contributed to the planning and opening of the new acute care hospital campus and led the creation of the following: cancer center, heart center, surgery center, hospital information system, managed care plan, financial plan, convalescent care center, community involvement strategies, satellite facilities network strategy, and primary care division. As Managing Director, Healthcare Network Development at North Carolina Hospital Association, he led the creation of the North Carolina Rural Health Center to serve 75 rural N.C. hospitals and of a forum on structural models for integrated delivery and financing systems. As Global Practice Director, Healthcare Consulting at Research Triangle Institute, he developed healthcare systems for other countries, worked with NIH and ACS on global cancer initiatives, and provided planning and preparation advisory services for U.S. national health security.
Matt served as Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Health Systems Development in Tokyo, Japan. His published works include textbooks on hospital information technology, hospital financial management, and healthcare services for the elderly. He lectured on hospital administration at Duke University, taught a course on healthcare information management at UNC-Chapel Hill, and held other adjunct faculty positions including Washington University School of Medicine and UAB School of Health Related Professions. In 1981, he was appointed by the President of the United States to The Grace Commission.
As a volunteer, he served as Chairman of the Board of the following: American Cancer Society North Carolina Division, American Cancer Society Southeast Division, American Cancer Society National Advisory Group on Strategic Planning, and American Lung Association of North Carolina.