Mentors

Aetna

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Aetna offers a broad range of traditional and consumer-directed health insurance products and related services, including medical, pharmacy, dental, behavioral health, group life and disability plans, and medical management capabilities and health care management services for Medicaid plans. Their customers include employer groups, individuals, college students, part-time and hourly workers, health plans, governmental units, government-sponsored plans, labor groups and expatriates. To learn more visit www.aetna.com.

Allied Physicians Group

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Allied Physicians Group is a partnership of more than 100 dedicated, caring physicians and 500 highly trained support staff serving over 150,000 patients. The mission of Allied Physicians Group is to apply the collective knowledge, strength, resources and capabilities of a partnership of physicians to their individual practices. Allied Physicians Group consists of medical practices in Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, Staten Island, Long Island, Rockland County, Orange County, Westchester County, Suffolk County, Nassau County, the Hudson Valley and beyond. To learn more, visit www.alliedphysiciansgroup.com.

Central New York Health Home Network

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Central New York Health Home Network (CNYHHN) provides comprehensive care coordination and management services for people with complex combinations of chronic conditions. Dedicated care managers from CNYHHN serve eligible Medicaid members from Cayuga, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, and St. Lawrence counties. CNYHHN helps its members navigate the often complex medical, behavioral and social service systems while fulfilling the triple aim—better health, better care and lower health care costs for traditionally underserved and vulnerable populations. To learn more visit www.cnyhealthhome.net.

Circare

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Circare supports individuals and their families who encounter barriers to their health and wellness, both physical and behavioral, to develop the resources to live a satisfying and naturally interdependent life. Circare’s dedicated team of Care Managers, Clinicians, Vocational Specialists, Peer Mentors, and Medical Professionals are trained in a multitude of evidence-based practices proven to help people attain their desired goals and to sustain recovery and build resilience. Our core value of providing person-centered services is embedded in all of our programs and promotes personal choice, respect for diversity, individuality, and community inclusiveness. To learn more visit www.cir.care.

Greater Buffalo United Accountable Healthcare Network (GBUAHN)

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Founded in 2009, the Greater Buffalo United Accountable Healthcare Network (GBUAHN) is one of the NYSDOH designated Health Home in Erie County. GBUAHN’s Health Home provides Medicaid recipients care coordination services through an integrated delivery model which incorporates medical, behavioral, addiction and social service in a single stream of delivery.

GBUAHN’s Health Home services provide patients with an extra support system to ensure they have the resources they need to stay healthy. Care Teams meet with members in their communities, establish relationships with them, and assess the “bigger picture” of the patient’s health needs. The Care Team members connect personally with the patients to help “connect the dots” and link them with the services, resources, and providers they need. GBUAHN Health Home works to improve the overall well-being of its members.

Healthfirst

Healthfirst is a not-for-profit health insurance company sponsored by some of the most prestigious hospitals and healthcare systems in New York. It serves almost 1.2 million members in New York City and in Long Island through government-sponsored programs including Child Health Plus, Medicaid, Medicare Advantage, and Managed Long Term Care (Senior Health Partners), as well as through private health plans including Healthfirst Leaf and Qualified Health Plans, offered on NY State of Health, The Official Health Plan Marketplace. It now offers The Essential Plan, lower-cost health plan options for qualifying individuals. For the second year in a row, Healthfirst is a 4-Star Medicare Advantage plan and has 5 Stars for quality on the NY State of Health, The Official Health Plan Marketplace. Healthfirst was also named the highest-quality Medicaid plan in New York State. To learn more visit healthfirst.org.

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

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Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center — the world’s oldest and largest private cancer center — has devoted more than 130 years to exceptional patient care, innovative research, and outstanding educational programs. Today, we are one of 45 National Cancer Institute–designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, with state-of-the-art science flourishing side by side with clinical studies and treatment.

The close collaboration between our physicians and scientists is one of our unique strengths, enabling us to provide patients with the best care available as we work to discover more-effective strategies to prevent, control, and ultimately cure cancer in the future. Our education programs train future physicians and scientists, and the knowledge and experience they gain at Memorial Sloan Kettering has an impact on cancer treatment and biomedical research around the world. To learn more visit mskcc.org.

Montefiore Health System

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As the academic medical center and University Hospital for Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Health System is nationally recognized for clinical excellence—breaking new ground in research, training the next generation of healthcare leaders, and delivering science-driven, patient-centered care.

Montefiore is ranked among the top hospitals nationally and regionally by U.S. News & World Report. For more than 100 years we have been innovating new treatments, new procedures and new approaches to patient care, producing stellar outcomes and raising the bar for medical centers in the region and around the world. As we build on this momentum, we continue to advance the practice of medicine and set the standard for excellence. To learn more visit www.montefiorehealthsystem.org.

Mount Sinai Health System

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The Mount Sinai Health System is an integrated health system committed to providing distinguished care, conducting transformative research, and advancing biomedical education. Structured around seven hospital campuses and a single medical school, the Health System has an extensive ambulatory network and a range of inpatient and outpatient services—from community-based facilities to tertiary and quaternary care.

The System includes approximately 7,000 primary and specialty care physicians; 12 joint-venture ambulatory surgery centers; more than 140 ambulatory practices throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, Long Island, and Florida; and 31 affiliated community health centers. Physicians are affiliated with the renowned Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, which is ranked among the highest in the nation in National Institutes of Health funding per investigator. The Mount Sinai Hospital is ranked as one of the nation’s top 10 hospitals in Geriatrics, Cardiology/Heart Surgery, and Gastroenterology, and is in the top 25 in five other specialties in the 2014-2015 “Best Hospitals” issue of U.S. News & World Report. Mount Sinai’s Kravis Children’s Hospital also is ranked in seven out of ten pediatric specialties by U.S. News & World Report. The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai is ranked 11th nationally for Ophthalmology, while Mount Sinai Beth Israel is ranked regionally. To learn more visit www.mountsinai.org.

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, based in New York City, is the nation’s largest not-for-profit, non-sectarian hospital, with 2,409 beds. The Hospital has nearly 2 million inpatient and outpatient visits in a year, including 12,797 deliveries and 195,294 visits to their emergency departments. NewYork-Presbyterian’s 6,144 affiliated physicians and 19,376 staff provide state-of-the-art inpatient, ambulatory and preventive care in all areas of medicine.

The NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System serves residents of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx, as well as Westchester, Long Island, New Jersey, Connecticut, and several upstate New York counties. Members of the System include acute-care and community hospitals, continuum-of-care facilities, home-health agencies, ambulatory sites, and specialty institutes committed to providing high-quality, cost-effective, and conveniently accessible care to the communities they serve. To learn more visit www.nyp.org.

Northwell Health

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Northwell Health (formerly North Shore-LIJ Health System) is New York State’s largest health care provider and private employer. With 21 hospitals and nearly 450 outpatient practices, we serve more than 1.8 million people annually in the metro New York area and beyond. Our 61,000 employees work to change health care for the better. We’re making breakthroughs in medicine at the Feinstein Institute. We’re training the next generation of medical professionals at the visionary Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine and the School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies. And we offer health insurance through CareConnect. For information on our services in more than 100 medical specialties, visit Northwell.edu.

NYU Langone Medical Center

NYU Langone Medical Center is one of the nation’s premier centers of excellence in healthcare, biomedical research, and medical education. Located in Manhattan, NYU Langone consists of four hospitals—Tisch Hospital, a 705-bed acute-care tertiary facility; Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, the first rehabilitation hospital in the world, with extensive inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation programs; the 190-bed Hospital for Joint Diseases, one of only five hospitals in the world dedicated to orthopaedics and rheumatology; and the Hassenfeld Pediatric Center, which encompasses the full array of children’s health services—plus NYU School of Medicine, one of the nation’s preeminent medical schools.

In addition, NYU Langone Medical Center offers ambulatory care services throughout Manhattan and in the outer boroughs, Long Island, New Jersey, and Westchester, Putnam, and Dutchess Counties, bringing services directly to where our patients live and work. NYU Langone’s medical students, residents/fellows, and faculty also provide patient care at Bellevue Hospital Center, the nation’s oldest public hospital, and the Medical Center is affiliated with Woodhull Hospital in Brooklyn, Gouverneur Healthcare Services in Manhattan, and the New York Harbor Veterans Affairs Medical Center. To learn more visit www.med.nyu.edu.

Rochester Regional Health

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Serving the greater Rochester and Finger Lakes region and beyond, Rochester Regional Health combines the resources, skills and accomplishments of Rochester General Health System and Unity Health System in an integrated network of nationally recognized, community-focused services. To learn more visit rochesterregionalhealth.org

Sachs Policy Group

SPG is a consulting firm that advises health care leaders on the direction health care is heading in the states and across the nation. SPG also provides its clients with unique, personalized strategies to achieve success, such as finding funding opportunities or developing business strategies and partnerships. SPG is not a lobbying firm.

SPG’s clients include major hospitals and health systems, technology companies, long-term care organizations, human service agencies, labor unions, behavioral health organizations and health plans, among others. In its partnership with Junto Health, SPG provides Junto Health members with guidance on relevant trends in health care policy, health care finance and the delivery of health care services. But Junto Health members are not necessarily clients of SPG nor are Juno Health members afforded the full range of services SPG provides to its clients.

For more information on SPG, please visit sachspolicy.com.

SBH Health System

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Established in 1866, St. Barnabas Hospital is a not-for-profit, non-sectarian, “safety-net” health care provider. St. Barnabas plays an essential role in delivering health care in the Bronx by safeguarding the health and well-being of predominantly low-income, underinsured, minority neighborhoods that are medically underserved. The Hospital’s commitment to excellence in care is underscored by its designation as a Level III Patient Centered Medical Home and the U.S. News and World Report’s 2013 rankings, which placed it 12th best among the New York Metropolitan area’s 179 hospitals. To learn more visit sbhny.org.

Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY)

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Established in 1893 by Lillian Wald, the founder of public health nursing, the Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY) is today the largest not-for-profit home- and community-based health care organization in the United States.  VNSNY focuses on promoting the health and well-being of patients and families by providing high-quality, cost-effective health care to vulnerable individuals in their homes and communities.  It currently provides home care services in the five boroughs of New York City, Nassau, and Westchester Counties and specific health plan services in as many as 33 counties.  On any given day, VNSNY has approximately 70,000 patients and health plan members under our direct and coordinated care.  In 2013, its clinicians made nearly 2.3 million home- and community professional visits, serving approximately 163,500 New Yorkers. To learn more visit www.vnsny.org.