Grant to reform mental health service delivery

sb and nuhealthCongrats to Stony Brook Medicine and NuHealth Corporation on securing a Planning Grant Awards from the New York State Department of Health to move forward with the establishment of necessary infrastructure and initial processes for their Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) programs.

DSRIP is bold initiative embraced and authorized through the New York’s Medicaid Redesign Team (MRT) to draw down Federal funds from the Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) geared to incentivize large safety net hospital systems to reduce hospital and emergency room visits supported by Medicaid by 25 percent over a five year period, and to then sustain this system transition at such level beyond that period.

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Michael Stoltz has been at the agency’s leadership helm since 1990, first as Executive Director of the predecessor organization, Clubhouse of Suffolk, and since July 2014, the CEO of the Association for Mental Health and Wellness (MHAW). MHAW is the result of the merger of Clubhouse with Suffolk County United Veterans and the Mental Health Association in Suffolk County.                                                                                                                                             Under Michael’s stewardship, the agency has grown to one with an $10 million annual operating budget, 150 employees, servicing more than 3,000 people each year through its Ronkonkoma, Riverhead, and Yaphank facilities.                                                                                                                                               A social worker by training, Michael received his MSW in 1982 from Adelphi University, where he has served as an Adjunct Professor teaching Social Welfare Policy and Human Service Management. He served as a Program Supervisor, developing and implementing the Suffolk County Intensive Case Management Program, as well as positions in management and direct service at several Long Island outpatient clinics.

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