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A message from the CEO:
Welcome to the Southern Tier Health Care System’s website. We were founded in 1994 as one of New York State’s first four nonprofit rural health care networks. Our mission then is the same as it is now – to improve the health and wellness of the rural communities we serve in Allegany, Cattaraugus and Chautauqua counties.
We love to work with our member agencies and community partners to develop innovative solutions and programs to address the health-care challenges confronting our communities. We believe that by following our core values of compassion, integrity, accountability and collaboration we will achieve our mission and help build a better community for everyone.
As President and CEO of Southern Tier Health Care System, I’d like to invite you to explore our website and review the programs we have created with the help of our members and community partners.
Please call me at (716) 372-0614 or email me at email@example.com if you have any questions or would like more information about our programs.
Thank you for your interest in Southern Tier Health Care System.
President and CEO
Southern Tier Health Care System, Inc. (STHCS) is a three-county rural health network serving Allegany, Cattaraugus and Chautauqua counties whose mission is to “improve the health and wellness of our rural communities.” We are one of 35 rural health networks designated by the New York State Department of Health.
STHCS was established in 1994 as a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization and is headquartered in Blue Bird Square, Olean. Our organization is member-driven, with the membership including hospitals, physician groups, county departments of health, home care providers and ambulatory medical care providers.
Our programs include the Southern Tier Child Advocacy Center, the Southern Tier Emergency Medical System (STEMS), the Southern Tier Child Health and Safety Team, the Southern Tier Overdose Prevention Program (STOPP) and the Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner (SAFE) Program. We also provide navigation assistance for those seeking health insurance through the New York State Health Benefit Exchange.
STHCS performs extensive community outreach and education programs on various general health-related issues, and also on specific issues such as asthma, diabetes, dental health, nutrition and physical activity and developmental disabilities. STHCS has been recognized locally and regionally for its impact on health care in its catchment area.