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Accountable Care

St. Joseph’s Health Accountable Care Organization (SJH ACO) is a collaboration of providers that are dedicated to: 1) improving the health and satisfaction of our patients; 2) improving the quality of care available in our region’s communities, and; 3) promoting the efficient use of health care resources in our delivery systems.

SJH ACO is a physician-led, clinically integrated organization that includes St. Joseph’s Health and a number of partners throughout the Central New York Region.  The organization started in 2015 and was accepted into the Medicare Shared Savings Program in December 2015.

ACO Name and Location:  
St. Joseph’s Health Accountable Care Organization, LLC
301 Prospect Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13203-1298

ACO Primary Contact:
Michael Endries, Director, Programs and Operations michael.endries@sjhsyr.org
Phone: 315-458-2800 ext. 198

Organizational Information

ACO Participants:
Associates for Women’s Medicine, PLLC
Cardiovascular Specialists, PC (New York Heart Center)
CNY Family Care, LLP
Family Medicine Associates of Central New York, PC
Gastroenterology & Hepatology of Central New York, PC
Lewis County General Hospital Primary Care Network
Nephrology Associates of Syracuse, PC
Nephrology Hypertension Associates of CNY, PC
North Medical Cardiovascular Group, PC (Cardiovascular Group of Syracuse)
St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center
St. Joseph’s Medical, PC
St. Joseph’s Physician Health, PC

ACO Participants in Joint Ventures between ACO Professionals and Hospitals:
No participants are involved in joint ventures between ACO professionals and hospitals

ACO Governing Body:
Dr. Paul Fiacco, Voting Member, President and Medical Director, CNY Family Care
Mr. Frederick Letourneau, Voting Member, Executive Director, St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center
Ms. Meredith Price, Non-Voting Member, Treasurer, St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center
Mr. Michael Endries, Non-Voting Member, Secretary, St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center
Dr. James Brown, Voting Member, Associates for Women’s Medicine
Sr. Rose Ann Renna, Voting Member and Medicare Beneficiary Representative
Dr. Julie Colvin, Voting Member, St. Joseph’s Medical PC
Ms. AnneMarie Czyz, RN, Ed. D, Voting Member, St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center
Dr. Santo Difino, Non-Voting Member, Hematology Oncology Associates of CNY
Dr. Michael Flintrop, Non-Voting Member, Pulmonary Health Physicians
Dr. William Graber, Non-Voting Member, William Graber, MD
Dr. G. Randall Green, Non-Voting Member, Cardiac Surgery Associates
Mr. Mark Murphy, RN, NP, Voting Member, St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center
Dr. Christopher Nardone, Voting Member, Cardiovascular Group of Syracuse
Dr. Philip Ondocin, Voting Member, Nephrology Associates of Syracuse
Dr. Thomas Romano, Voting Member, Gastroenterology and Hepatology of CNY
Dr. James Telonis, Voting Member, Family Medicine Associates of Cicero
Dr. Manoj Vora, Voting Member, Lewis County Hospital Primary Care Network

Key ACO Clinical and Administrative Leadership:
President/Chief Executive Officer: Paul Fiacco, M.D.
Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer:  Mr. Frederick Letourneau
Medical Director: Paul Fiacco, M.D.
Compliance Official: Ms. Margaret Hall

Associated Committees and Committee Leadership:
Quality Improvement and Population Health Committee: Dr. Paul Fiacco, Chair
Contracting, Finance, and Compliance Committee: Frederick Letourneau and Meredith Price, Co-chairs
Network Management and Membership Committee: Dr. Louis Bonavita, Chair
Nominating Committee: Frederick Letourneau, Chair

Types of ACO Participants, or Combinations of Participants, that formed the ACO:
Hospital Employing ACO Professionals
Network of Individual Practices of ACO Professionals

Shared Savings and Losses:
Amount of Shared Savings/Losses
To be completed after the conclusion of the performance year.

How Shared Savings Are Distributed:
To be completed after the conclusion of the performance year.

Quality Performance Results:
To be completed after the conclusion of the performance year.

For general questions or additional information about Accountable Care Organizations, please call 1-800 MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227), TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048

Or visit: www.medicare.gov/acos.html