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Learn About STHL!
This informational video gives a brief overview of Southern Tier HealthLink as an organization.




Southern Tier HealthLink (STHL) is a non-profit Regional Health Information Organization (RHIO) that manages the Health Information Exchange (HIE) for our community.  Our current project region includes Broome, Tioga, Chenango, Delaware, and parts of Otsego counties with approximately 400,000 residents and possible expansion in the coming years.

Click on the NYS map to view a county map of the STHL RHIO region.

To find the RHIO managing the HIE in your community, view this interactive map.

For patients who have given their providers consent to access the HIE, participation with STHL can help improve care quality, care coordination, patient safety, healthcare outcomes, and reduce healthcare costs.

Southern Tier HealthLink was established with leadership and support from United Health Services, Lourdes Hospital and other stakeholders in 2005 and launched its Health Information Exchange (HIE) in the first quarter of 2010. STHL continues to add new providers and types of information on a steady basis.  In the near future, the STHL HIE will connect to the Statewide Health Information Network of New York (SHIN-NY) to allow healthcare information to be shared throughout the state.

For details about the different services STHL offers to the medical community, please visit our Services page.

STHL Videos

See what Southern Tier HealthLink (STHL) is all about and what some of our connected providers are saying about us on our YouTube Channel.

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STHL’s Board of Directors:

Christina Boyd, MBA, Vice President Marketing and Community Relations, UHS Hospitals
Rajesh Davé, MD, MBA, Executive VP and Chief Medical Officer, UHS Hospitals
Dan DeLucia, MBA, Network Vice President, Aetna
Claudia Edwards, Director, Broome County Health Department
Lindsay Farrell, MBA, FACMPE, Open Door Family Medical Centerr
Mark Foster, MD, Hudson Valley Primary Care
Paul Grundy, MD, MPH, IBM Healthcare Transformation
Lisa Harris, MD, Senior VP Medical Affairs and CMO, Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital
Eugene P. Heslin, MD, Bridge Street Medical Group
Merwyn Jones, PMP, IBM Program Director- Retired; Binghamton University Adjunct Lecturer in CS
Paul Kaye, MD, Hudson River HealthCare
Amy Kohn, DSW, Mental Health Association of Westchester County
Arthur Aaron Levin, MPH, Center for Medical Consumers
Marybeth K. McCall, MD, Chief Medical Officer CNY and Southern Tier, Excellus
Mark McManus, MS, CPA, Vice President of Finance, UHS Hospitals
Darcie Miller, LCSW-R, Commissioner, Orange County Department of Mental Health
Arthur Nizza, MBA, MidHudson Regional Hospital of Westchester Medical Center
Afzal ur Rehman, MD PhD, Vice President of Informatics & CMIO, UHS Hospitals
David Scarpino, MBA, HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley
Duncan Sze-Tu, MD, Endwell Family Physicians

Last Updated: 10/31/2014

STHL Staff

Executive Director: Christina Galanis
Vice President of Innovation & Technology: Paul Almy, PMP
Director of Programs and Services: Crystal Felker, RHIT
Director of Technolgy: Staci Molyneaux
Administrative Assistant: Patricia Blackman
Compliance Manager: Staci Romeo, MBA
Analytics Coordinator: Marie Santare-Shaver
Marketing Coordinator: Emma Steed
Adoption Coordinator: Kristy Aton
Project Coordinator: Brian Cooley
Support Coordinator: McDaniel Smith
Help Desk Coordinator: Christina Anastos
Help Desk Specialist: Cory Ellsworth

 Leadership Team