Provides continuity and seamless care for clients and patients
Cayuga Health is pleased to announce its affiliation with Cayuga Addiction Recovery Services [C.A.R.S.] was officially finalized on March 1, 2023. Both organizations began the process of affiliating in April of 2021.
“We are excited to officially welcome Cayuga Addiction Recovery Services to the Cayuga Health family,” states Dr. Martin Stallone, President & CEO of Cayuga Health. “C.A.R.S. has been a valuable partner for many years. As we all work to address the growing problem of addiction in our communities, this affiliation enhances access and continuity of care. As health care providers, we need to make sure we have treatment and support resources available to the community. Although we have worked closely with C.A.R.S. for decades, this new relationship will bring a level of clinical expertise and services that provides continuity to patient care within the Cayuga Health System.”
Cayuga Addiction Recovery Services offers outpatient and residential Substance Use Disorder Services, an Opioid Treatment Program and a comprehensive, longer term residential treatment program for men at the 60-bed Residential Addiction Recovery Center in Trumansburg.
“The C.A.R.S. team has been working closely with Cayuga Health to prepare for this affiliation so that this partnership is seamless for our clients and our team of experienced clinicians, nurses and counselors,” states Jessica Jansen, C.A.R.S. CEO. “A wonderful demonstration of this, as well as the commitment of both organizations, is the appointment of Dr. John-Paul Mead, a hospitalist with Cayuga Health, as Medical Director at C.A.R.S. in January of 2022. I look forward to working as one system from this point on.”
Tom LiVigne, Chairman, Cayuga Health Board of Directors states, “This is another example of our continued effort to develop partnerships and connections with community organizations to benefit our communities and provide greater access. This affiliation only serves to enhance the level of care we can provide for those in need of addiction recovery services.”
About Cayuga Health
Cayuga Health System (CHS) has two hospitals, Cayuga Medical Center and Schuyler Hospital, as well as Cayuga Medical Associates, a multi-specialty group, Cayuga Addiction Recovery Services, and a network of over 400 providers with Cayuga Health Partners. Combined employment, including affiliated organizations, is over 2,500 employees serving multiple counties throughout Central New York and the Finger Lakes Region. Cayuga Heath offers care in many different medical and surgical specialties. The diversity of practitioners within CH provides patients with prompt specialist referrals and facilitates communication among their caregivers. CH has the additional advantage of swift referrals to world-class tertiary care centers when patients must travel out of town. Visit www.cayugahealth.org for more information.
About Cayuga Addiction Recovery Services
A member of the Cayuga Health System, Cayuga Addiction Recovery Services (CARS) provides evidence-based Outpatient, Opioid Treatment Program, and Residential Rehabilitation services in Ithaca and Trumansburg, New York. CARS, operating under the oversight of the New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS), serves individuals from throughout the Upstate New York region. Visit www.carsny.org for more information.