The New York State Department of Public Health (NYSDOH) and the Public Health and Health Planning Council (PHHPC) today approved an affiliation between The Guthrie Clinic and Cortland Regional Medical Center (CRMC).
Guthrie President and CEO, Dr. Joseph Scopelliti said, “We are excited to partner with Cortland Regional Medical Center to provide access to integrated, multi-specialty care and services within the Cortland community and surrounding areas. Guthrie has a long history of high-quality patient care and we look forward to meeting the health care needs of patients in these communities.”
Now that regulatory approval has been granted, the final steps in the affiliation process will begin immediately. A transition team including leaders from both organizations is identifying specific tasks and opportunities to be pursued over the coming months to integrate the two organizations. Cortland Regional Medical Center is expected to become Guthrie Cortland Medical Center, an entity of The Guthrie Clinic, effective January 1, 2019.
“This is a major milestone, concluding a nearly two-year process to identify the right partner to help Cortland Regional realize its vision of expanding local access to high-quality healthcare for the people of Cortland and the surrounding area,” said Mark Webster, CRMC President and CEO.
After affiliation, Guthrie Cortland Medical Center will continue to operate its open staffing model so all providers in the community can work together to provide care needed by the community. Local leadership will continue to manage and operate Cortland facilities and programs.
About Cortland Regional Medical Center
Cortland Regional Medical Center is an independent, nonprofit, 162-bed acute care facility with attached 80-bed residential care center that has been providing quality healthcare to the Cortland area for over 126 years. Together with its team of Cortland Regional Medical Practice (CRMP) providers and community medical staff, CRMC offers patients convenient access to board-certified physicians and advanced level practitioners in more than 18 specialties. For more information visit www.cortlandregional.org.
Guthrie is a non-profit integrated health system located in north central Pennsylvania and upstate New York, serving patients from an 11-county service area. Guthrie is a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network and is the first health system based in Pennsylvania and New York to join this network. Guthrie is comprised of a research institute, home care/hospice, hospitals in Sayre, Pa., Corning, N.Y., Towanda, Pa., and Troy, Pa., as well as a multi-specialty group practice of more than 325 physicians and 210 advanced practice providers in a regional office network encompassing 47 sub-specialty and primary care sites in 21 communities throughout Pennsylvania and New York. In addition, Guthrie offers home medical equipment and respiratory therapy products at six convenient Med Supply Depot locations. Guthrie provides a wide range of services and programs to enhance the health and well-being of those it serves.