About Care Compass Network


Care Compass Network is a not-for-profit, community organization that was created to champion new models of providing Medicaid members and the community at large, with higher quality care, while reducing expenses through care coordination and community-focused care and education.

CCN convenes and collaborates with over 180 partner organizations, which include hospital systems, community-based organizations, nursing homes, behavioral health and substance use disorder programs, social services agencies, and similar entities.

CCN has received funding from the New York State Department of Health to develop a comprehensive plan for expanding and improving healthcare delivery within our 9-county region, as well as help healthcare organizations make the transition from a traditional fee-for-service model to a new, pay-for-performance approach or Value-Based Payment (VBP) program.

Our Vision

The Vision of Care Compass Network is to improve the health and life of Medicaid beneficiaries who engage in coordinated, culturally sensitive services that utilize the most appropriate, effective setting given medical, behavioral, social, and health literacy needs.


  • Develop and implement a model of care that right sizes, realigns, and integrates the continuum of community based and institutional services to achieve Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP)  goals  to improve access to care while simultaneously reducing patient Emergency Department visits, re-admissions, and preventable admissions, thereby reducing costs.
  • Retrain and redeploy the healthcare workforce to align with and support the transformed service delivery model.
  • Implement community based care coordination to deploy early intervention and prevention to people with rising risk for chronic illness and  facilitate access and movement through care settings in the service continuum.
  • Build organizational infrastructure for population health management, financial operations, contracting and electronic information management needed to support the Care Compass Network  in the achievement of DSRIP quality and utilization goals.

Community Health Needs Assessment

In order to get a full representation of the healthcare marketplace in the Care Compass Network region, RMS, an independent market research firm, conducted a 3-tier qualitative and quantitative market research study comprised of: (1) an online survey shared with healthcare providers, community leaders across many organizations, and the general community, (2) telephone in-depth interviews with healthcare providers and community leaders, and (3) focus groups across the counties with recruited community residents. To learn more about the research, review the Community Health Assessment Report

Organizational Structure

Below is the current organizational structure for Care Compass Network.  We believe this structure will enable us to facilitate coordination and take advantage of many larger scale efficiencies, while acknowledging that all healthcare is local, and we need representation and resources based at the local level.


Governance Team

Care Compass Network Board of Directors

Kathryn Connerton, Chairperson (Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital)

Walter Priest, Vice Chairperson (Family Health Network)

John C. Salo, Secretary (Rural Health Network of South Central New York)

John Carrigg, Treasurer (UHS)

John Rudd,  Board Member (Cayuga Medical Center)

Jason A. Andrews, Ed.D.,  Board Member  (Windsor Central School District)

Frank Kruppa,  CBO Member  (Tompkins County Health Department)

Joseph Scopelliti, M.D.,  Board Member (Guthrie)

Mark Webster,  Board Member  (Guthrie Cortland Medical Center)

Sharon Chesna, Board Member (Mothers & Babies Perinatal Network)

Robert Lawlis,  CBO Member/IT and Data Governance Committee (Cayuga Area Plan/Preferred)

Mark Ropiecki,  Executive Director, Executive Office Member (Care Compass Network)

Our Partners

Care Compass Network is proud to have a large and growing number of partners.  Below you will find a list of all organizations and agencies working to help us achieve our goals.  If you know of any organization not listed that you think might add to our many strengths, please contact us at (607) 240-2545.

Contracted Partners

Care Compass Partner Site