Organizational History and Profile
In August of 1996, Health Star Network, Inc. (d/b/a Stellaris Health Network was formed by Northern Westchester Hospital, (Mt. Kisco, NY) and White Plains Hospital Center (White Plains, NY). In March, 1997, Lawrence Hospital Center (Bronxville, NY) joined the Network and in October, 1997, Phelps Memorial Hospital Center (Sleepy Hollow, NY) joined the Network. HealthStar Network, Inc. began operating under the trade name of Stellaris Health Network in 2001.
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 (d/b/a Westchester EMS) also provides ambulance and related services for the Stellaris hospitals, individual clients and other non-affiliated institutions.
Together, the organizations set an agenda for working together to accomplish goals that, alone would be more difficult (or impossible) to achieve. Strategic goals for Stellaris include cost reduction initiatives such as supply chain management of consolidated business functions such as joint insurance procurement programs and the implementation of a state-of-the-art information system and clinical initiatives such as the sponsorship of an Emergency Medical Service (EMS).
In January 2014, Stellaris transitioned from the active parent of the Hospitals to a Shared Services Organization. Stellaris will continue to support, promote and enhance, through the provision of support services and otherwise, the programs and activities of each of the Hospitals.
Based in Armonk, NY, Stellaris Health is managed by Sharon M. Lucian, President and CEO.