We envision a community in which all individuals are empowered to lead healthy and fulfilling lives.
The mission of SVHC is
to cultivate local solutions and collaborative actions that advance the health and well-being of the Cortland community.
Identify unmet needs and develop plans to meet those needs.
Create an integrated health and human service delivery system that assures entry and avoids unnecessary duplication of services, particularly for the under-served.
Coordinate efforts to provide needed programs without duplication and with cooperation and mutual resources.
Investigate and generate financial resources such as grants, gifts, and dues.
Develop formal linkages between providers through management or participation agreements.
who we are
Seven Valleys Health Coalition, Inc. (SVHC) is a coalition of providers and interested individuals who play an active role in promoting effective, efficient and accessible health and human services to constituents in the service area.
Leaders from local health and human service agencies, working under the umbrella of SVHC, have identified gaps in services, potential funding sources, areas of collaboration, and have established a forum for communicating on a regular basis. These discussions are essential for SVHC, as well as its participating agencies, to be certain that resources are allocated in ways that will most benefit the broadest spectrum of the service area.
SVHC originated as a collaborative between Cortland County Health Department, Guthrie Cortland Medical Center (then Cortland Memorial Hospital) and Family Health Network of Central New York, with funding from the New York State Rural Health Network Development Grant in 1994. SVHC incorporated as a 501(c)3, not-for-profit Corporation in 2001.
SVHC service area includes all of Cortland County and portions of Onondaga, Madison, Tompkins and Cayuga Counties that are not covered by another rural health network.
Population Health Improvement Plan
Gabrielle DiDomenico Project Coordinator,
Mobility Management Coordinator
Barbara Barton, Ph.D Chair
Assistant Professor, SUNY Cortland (Health Department)
Public Health Director, Cortland County Health Department
Lindy Glennon, Secretary/Treasurer
Executive Director, Cortland County Community Action Program
Retired, SUNY Cortland Sociology Department
CFO, Cortland County Business Development Corporation
Mary Ann Discenza
Retired, Cortland County Department of Social Services
Executive Director, Family Health Network
Julie Ryan, Vice Chair
First Niagara Bank
Director of Community Services, Cortland County
Executive Director, Catholic Charities
President & Chief Executive Officer, Guthrie Cortland Medical Center
board of directors
10 Kennedy Parkway
Cortland, NY 13045
Phone: (607) 756-4198
Fax: (607) 344-0048
Office Hours: M-F 8am - 4pm