Organizational History and Profile
In August of 1996, Health Star Network, Inc. (d/b/a Stellaris Health
Network was formed by White Plains Hospital Center (White Plains, NY)
and Northern Westchester Hospital, (Mt. Kisco, NY). In recognition of
dramatic changes occurring in the regional health care marketplace,
HealthStar was created to partner like-minded healthcare entities. These
organizations recognized the value of collaboration, synergy, and
leverage, and determined to form an alliance to improve health quality
and performance, and reduce costs. Stellaris Health Network, the
regionís first community hospital network, evolved out of the member
organizationsí shared vision to maintain local decision making and
delivery of high quality health care services.
In March, 1997 Lawrence Hospital Center (Bronxville, NY) joined the
Network and in October, 1997 Phelps Memorial Hospital Center (Sleepy
Hollow, NY) followed suit.
In 2000, the Network sponsored the formation of an Emergency Medical
Service (EMS), which provides municipal paramedic services to nearly one
third of Westchester County, New York. In addition, Starnet Emergency
Services (trade name-Westchester EMS) also provides ambulance and
related services for the Network, individual clients and other
In 2001, HealthStar Network, Inc. began operating under the trade name
of Stellaris Health Network. Stellaris represents the stellar level of
care and services we strive to deliver, and, poetically refer to the
growing constellation of affiliates in our network.
Based in Armonk, NY, Stellaris Health Network is managed by Arthur A.
Nizza, President and CEO.
Together, the organizations set an agenda for working together to
accomplish goals that, alone would be more difficult (or impossible) to
achieve. Among the most important initiatives, the organization
envisioned the design and installation of a high quality information
technology infrastructure. Other core objectives included reduction of
expenses through supply chain centralization initiatives, sharing of
best practices to improve the quality of services and clinical care
offered to our patients.
Strategic goals for Stellaris include cost reduction initiatives such as
supply chain management of consolidated business functions such
as joint insurance procurement programs, managed care contracting, and
HIPAA compliance; the implementation of a state-of-the-art information
system and clinical initiatives such as the sponsorship of an
Emergency Medical Service (EMS).
As Stellaris pursues new program development and joint initiatives, it
will continue to evolve as the regionís leading healthcare system,
dedicated to preserving high quality, community-based care for residents
of Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Dutchess, Northern Bronx and Fairfield