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.