PROGRESS 2021 – Chenango Health Network Adapts With New Leadership And Planning

By: Zachary Meseck

PROGRESS 2021 – Chenango Health Network adapts with new leadership and planning Chenango Health Network Director Kimberly A. Lorraine and Mental Health First Aid Instructor Christine Paul demonstrates what a virtual call could look like with their office as they adapt to the pandemic. (Screenshot by Zachary Meseck)

CHENANGO COUNTY – The Chenango Health Network adapted to the challenges of the pandemic, providing a variety of services for Chenango County and people in need of health and wellness information.

According to Chenango Health Network Director Kimberly A. Lorraine, Chenango Health Network is a rural health network whose objectives are to increase access to health and wellness information and to health care services.

Lorraine said the network serves individuals and works to effect change at the community level.

“Chenango Health Network operates collaboratively,” said Lorraine. “With our partners, we identify needs and look for ways to address those needs, all in keeping with our goals and objectives.”

“The Board of Directors is committed to maintaining a health network, which provides meaningful service to the community, and staff members are dedicated to carrying out these services with integrity and respect.”

She said starting her role as director for Chenango Health Network at the beginning of the pandemic led to a number of challenges, but overall the organization has done an excellent job adapting to the situation.

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“I started the day before the New York State shutdown, and I didn’t meet anyone else on staff until June,” she added. “It was bizarre, thank god Chris and Tina were here, because I can’t imagine what it would have been like without having two senior leadership people to help.”

“Overall the transition was great, and everyone here is very open and wants to help Chenango County be strong.”

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