On April 14, Cayuga Health System (CHS) and Arnot Health, Inc. (AH) announced that they were exploring a collaborative relationship that would mutually benefit the communities they serve. The Boards of Directors of AH and CHS have since announced that they are seeking New York State regulatory approval to affiliate as members of a parent company.
Pending approval, Dr. Martin Stallone, MD, MBA, CEO of CHS, will serve as the CEO of the parent company. Jonathan Lawrence, MHA, FACHE, CEO of AH, will serve as the executive vice president.
After completing a period of study, AH and CHS expect their collaboration will improve access to high-quality medical services in the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes regions. The affiliation will also ensure vital services are delivered by an organization focused on benefiting local communities.
At its inception, the new organization will oversee one billion dollars of medical services provided over a nine-county region. The organizations’ growing list of comprehensive services will continue to include emergency care, critical cardiac care, cancer care, acute care, labor & delivery and NICU care, outpatient physician care, outpatient and inpatient behavioral health services, substance use disorder rehabilitation and long-term care, in addition to home nursing, durable medical equipment and supplies and emergency transportation.