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Arnot Health and Cayuga Health Announce Affiliation


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. On Monday, the Boards of Directors of AH and CHS are announcing that they are seeking New York State regulatory approval to affiliate as members of a parent company. Under this new structure, each system will remain intact and dedicated to their missions of serving their local communities.

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 assure 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.

Additional benefits of the affiliation include a commitment to continue to make capital improvements to facilities and ongoing investments in the healthcare workforce. During this time of worker shortages, AH and CHS will collaborate to build the healthcare workforce of tomorrow through substantial efforts in nursing, radiologic technology, medical school, physician assistants, graduate medical education, and other professional training initiatives. The Cayuga Health Professions Learning Center will be expanded to link training pipelines with job opportunities throughout the parent company and beyond.

“Arnot and Cayuga Health’s shared values, and the leveraging of our organization’s collective expertise will bring new benefits to our community,” stated Jonathan Lawrence, President, and CEO of Arnot Health. “This partnership will ensure the essential, high-quality health care services that community members and businesses across our region rely upon will continue to be delivered locally.”

“As Cayuga Health grows and the landscape of healthcare changes, we are eager to find new ways to nurture and enhance community-based healthcare services. Our study with Arnot Health uncovered innumerable ways a collaboration could improve the health care delivered across the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes regions,” stated Dr. Martin Stallone, President, and CEO of Cayuga Health. “We look forward to moving into the next phase of this process with New York State.”

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