On January 10, Guthrie and Cortland Regional Medical Center announced their affiliation at a ceremony in Cortland. With this affiliation, Cortland Regional Medical Center becomes Guthrie Cortland Medical Center, an entity of The Guthrie Clinic.
“This affiliation is an exciting opportunity for our community,” Mark Webster, President of the new Guthrie Cortland Medical Center, said at the ceremony. “Patients at our hospital will receive the excellent care that they have grown to expect and will now also be able to access a wider range of services through one coordinated care system.”
Guthrie President and CEO Joseph Scopelliti, MD, also spoke at the ceremony, saying, “Our shared understanding of the challenges of delivering health care in a rural setting have made the partnership between Guthrie and Cortland Regional a logical step in furthering both organizations’ commitment to providing reliable, local access to quality care for all populations.”
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.