ITHACA, N.Y. — Cayuga Health says Cayuga Addiction Recovery Services (C.A.R.S.) is now one of its affiliates.
The organizations finalized the affiliation on March 1, a process that started in April 2021, Cayuga Health said in its announcement.
“We are excited to officially welcome Cayuga Addiction Recovery Services to the Cayuga Health family,” said Dr. Martin Stallone, president and 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 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,” Jessica Jansen, CEO of C.A.R.S., said in the Cayuga Health announcement. “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.”
About Cayuga Health
Ithaca–based Cayuga Health System (CHS) has two hospitals, Cayuga Medical Center in Ithaca and Schuyler Hospital in Montour Falls. CHS also includes Cayuga Medical Associates, a multi-specialty group; Cayuga Addiction Recovery Services; and a network of more than 400 providers with Cayuga Health Partners.
Its combined employment, including affiliated organizations, totals more than 2,500 people serving multiple counties throughout Central New York and the Finger Lakes Region.