CNY Behavioral Health Care Collaborative Hires Katie Weldon as Director

Syracuse, NY― Helio Health, who has been awarded $2,418,000 over three years to fund the work of a group of five entities coming together to form a Behavioral Health Care Collaborative (BHCC) IPA, has hired Katie Weldon as Director.

“It is an honor to be named Director for the CNY BHCC and to be a member of such a progressive team of colleagues and organizations. Behavioral health in New York State is in the midst of some of the most significant changes we will see within our systems of care. I am excited to be in a role that helps to move that change forward and for the opportunity to collaborate with so many great partners, “said Katie Weldon.

The CNY BHCC is a part of the transformation of the State’s Medicaid System that will aid behavioral health providers in transforming to a business model of Value-Based Payment, which rewards quality of care and better health outcomes, rather than the volume of services they provide.

“On behalf of our 32 affiliate and 21 network partner agencies, we are looking forward to building a better behavioral health system of care with Katie leading our efforts,” said Helio Health President and C.E.O. Jeremy Klemanski.

About Helio Health

Our mission is to promote recovery from the effects of substance use and mental health disorders and other health issues. Our service area includes Syracuse, Rochester, Binghamton and Utica and 48 Counties in New York State. Since 1920, Helio Health programs have helped thousands of families in the Central New York area struggling with behavioral issues.

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