Community Partners of WNY is a network of more than 100 health, human service, and educational organizations; the Catholic Health System plus five community hospitals; and over 1,000 physicians from across the region that will focus on transforming the delivery of healthcare in Western New York. This community-wide effort is governed by a representative board established by the lead organization, Sisters of Charity Hospital, and supported by the project management team at Catholic Medical Partners. Our goals are to improve clinical care and service to the Medicaid population and to achieve a measurable reduction in the burden of illness for our population, while achieving the New York State target of a 25 percent reduction in avoidable hospital use over a five-year period. Community Partners of Western New York will develop our human resource capabilities by training and empowering our workforce to use best clinical and operational science, health information technology, and a proactive approach to patient care in order to achieve our goals.

The Community Partners of WNY Performing Provider System is being supported by funding through the New York State Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment program (DSRIP). The DSRIP program, which was established in 2014, will allow the state to reinvest $8 billion in federal savings generated by the Medicaid Redesign Team reforms. Those funds are being used to address critical issues across the state and encourage comprehensive reforms. The DSRIP program promotes community-level collaborations and focuses on reforming the healthcare delivery system.

Executive Governing Board

Mark Sullivan, Catholic Health System Executive VP/Chief Operating Officer
Michael Edbauer, DO, Chair – CMP, President/CEO
Martin Boryszak, Sisters of Charity Hospital/CEO
Joyce Markiewicz, Vice Chair – CH Community and Home Care, President/ CEO
Robert Berke, MD – Family Health Medical Services, Mayville, NY
Sarah Cotter – CMP, VP Clinical Transformation & Operations
Chris Kerr MD – Hospice Buffalo, Chief Medical Officer
David Nielsen, CMP, Director of IT & Internal Operations
Bruce Nisbit- Spectrum Behavioral Health and Home Services, President/CEO
Michael Osborne, Catholic Health, VP, Finance, Supply Chain/Reimbursement
Bartholomew Rodrigues, Catholic Health, Senior VP, Chief Mission Officer
Carlos Santos, MD, DSRIP Medical Director
Edward Stehlik MD, Kenmore Mercy Hospital, Chief of Medicine
Barry Stelmach, CMP, Director of Finance
Grace Tate -Buffalo Urban League, VP of Community Initiatives and Human Resources
Dennis Walczyk MPSSC – Catholic Charities, CEO
Wolf-Dieter Krahn – Jamestown Primary Care, Jamestown, NY
Betsy Wright – WCA Hospital, Jamestown, NY
Todd Hobler, SEIU

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