MCMS Community Health Consortium (CHC)/Quality Collaborative


In September 2023, MCMS leadership decided to rebrand the MCMS Quality Collaborative as the MCMS Community Health Consortium (CHC). This impetus for this decision is meant to best leverage MCMS’ position as a neutral platform to better serve its physician members, patients and the healthcare community at large.  The new CHC will continue the legacy of the Quality Collaborative and will continue to evolve over time with the changing needs of the community and MCMS. 

Purpose/ Objectives

CHC and its committees will be working immediately to strengthen community and system partnerships, increase collaboration amongst both internal committees and workgroup and external stakeholders, and provide a platform for both MCMS members and the Rochester-area health community at large to create a vibrant and vital physician workforce that will drive positive changes in healthcare for all providers and patients. 


Under the CHC, three pillars of impact will be the focus of the Consortium’s ongoing commitment to quality improvement and creating meaningful, positive impact for physicians and the patients they serve:

I.  Physician Workforce:

Physician Wellness Committee

Private Practice Committee

II.     Healthcare Delivery Innovation:

Population Health Committee

Mental Illness & Addiction Committee

III.    Community Healthcare Collaborative

Patient Clinician Alliance

Equity & Diversity Committee

Click here to find information about our community-wide clinical guidelines, developed by the Quality Collaborative, focused on enhancing the quality of preventive, as well as chronic care.

About the Quality Collaborative

The Monroe County Medical Society Quality Collaborative promoted the implementation of high quality health care in the seven county area including Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne and Yates Counties.         

The goal of the Collaborative was to serve as a unified, objective, clear, consistent physician voice advocating for quality improvement by:

  • providing physicians with information, education and tools to help them continue to provide evidence-based medicine
  • developing and assisting in the implementation of community clinical guidelines and best practices
  • assisting in the implementation of data -driven, outcome-oriented quality improvement initiatives
  • working collaboratively with other community partners focused on addressing quality improvement and health care disparities

The Initiative was being overseen by a diverse group of practicing physicians and medical leadership from community physicians, Accountable Health Partners, Anthony L. Jordan Health Center, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield; Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency; Greater Rochester Individual Practice Association; Monroe County Department of Health; Monroe County Medical Society; Monroe Plan for Medical Care; MVP Health Care; Regional Primary Care Network; Rochester Business Alliance; Rochester Community Independent Practice Association; Rochester Regional Healthcare Association; Rochester Regional Health, YourCare Health Plan and University of Rochester Medical Center.

Quality Collaborative Chair: John McIntyre, MD, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of Rochester Medical Center, Past President, American Psychiatric Association and Rochester Academy of Medicine, member of the AMA's Council on Medical Service and Board member of the MCMS, chairs the Collaborative. He has been Chair, Board of Directors, PCPI (Physician Consortium on Performance Improvement) since 2006.


Lucia Castillejo, CEO

Monroe County Medical Society

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