Cayuga Medical Center partners with vast Cortland use in connection agreement


Walter Priest, boss and arch executive of Family Health Network, explains a partnership between Family Health Network and Cayuga Health System.
Jeff Platsky / Staff video

As a American health caring complement evolves, it has turn some-more formidable of free-standing medical practices to tarry on their own, and that has driven Homer’s Family Health Network to associate with Ithaca’s Cayuga Health System.

Representatives of a dual announced in Homer on Friday a “collaboration” that will give Cayuga entrance to Family Health Network’s studious tide while giving a FHN’s Cortland clients ability to supplement follow-on caring from a some-more diversified Ithaca medical center.

“This partnership with a Cayuga Health System moves us serve in a continual tour to rivet informal partners in providing quality, comprehensive, and permitted health caring via a region,” pronounced Walter Priest, boss and arch executive of Family Health Network of Central New York.

Both Priest and Cayuga Medical Center Chief Executive John Rudd pronounced a connection was not driven by a new proclamation of Cortland Medical Center’s connection with a Guthrie Medical Center in Sayre, Pennsylvania.

Rather, they said, a corner bid allows a smaller medical use to take advantage of a economies of scale that come with entrance to a incomparable health center.

Cayuga dwarfs Family Health Network in size. Priest pronounced annual revenues during a Cortland core are about $12.5 million. Cayuga Medical Center reported sum revenues of $241 million in 2016, according to nonprofit filings with a Internal Revenue Service.

The dual medical executives pronounced talks between a dual began six months ago as Family Health Network’s house satisfied that an connection would be required as a inhabitant trend of mergers and affiliations takes reason opposite a republic and a web of medical use providers becomes some-more complex..

“It’s an easy collaboration,” Priest said, observant a dual have a prolonged story of pity patients over a years. Family Health Network was determined in 1972.

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Each will say their own apart corporate identities, Priest said, though will share studious information over a one information record system, and promote other common services in a combined bid to control health caring costs.

“We share a same prophesy of providing high peculiarity health caring services to all segments of a community,” Rudd said.

Family Health Network has a provider staff of 23 physicians who will now coordinate caring with specialists compared with Cayuga Health System, including the obligatory care, imaging and specialized use already located in Cortland.

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