Wingspan Care Group is a nonprofit administrative and management organization that provides a united, community-based network of services so member agencies can focus on mission-related goals and operate in a more cost-effective and efficient manner.
Founded in 2002, Wingspan was formed in response to the growing financial crisis in the health care and social services fields. Our innovative model is designed to promote sustainability and advancement among its partner agencies by streamlining operations and eliminating redundancies – resulting in improvements to the delivery of direct service operations. With an aggregate size larger than most nonprofit organizations, Wingspan is able to leverage both its size and expertise to positively affect each of its member agencies. The formation of Wingspan Care Group and the subsequent affiliation of its subsidiary agencies is an innovative step in providing solutions to respond to the urgent need to generate more revenue for both nonprofit and for-profit entities.
Economic impact in the State of Ohio
Through our current member agencies and over 1,150 employees, we offer a variety of treatment, education and prevention programs and services for youth and families including residential treatment, school-based counseling, outpatient therapy, foster care and adoption programs, and autism services. We invite you to learn more about them.
The Wingspan leadership team is comprised of professionals who are credentialed in their area of expertise and have experience at the top of their respective industries. The multidisciplinary, professional team works in tandem with the leadership of affiliates to provide strategic, tactical and administrative support to partner agencies. Professional services include:
The experts at Wingspan Care Group have familiarity with the majority of licensing and auditing authorities, having successfully navigated the creation of new programs and the recertification of existing ones. Wingspan affiliates have the advantage of learning from one another and the sharing of best practices. All of this equates to operational efficiencies that hit the bottom line and improve the delivery of service.
At Wingspan, our Finance team offers a breadth and depth of service from accounts payable to receivables to auditing expertise. Wingspan agencies collect over 90% of receivables, far ahead of the industry standard. And, importantly, our size enables our affiliates to weather the uncertainly of cash flow often found in the health care sector.
Wingspan Care Group prides itself on being innovative, entrepreneurial and forward-thinking. That means that we operate with an eye to the future, focusing on staying ahead of the curve. For our affiliates this means that we are at the forefront of Medicaid and other industry reforms. Our systems, from staffing profiles to information technology to marketing, are ready to adapt to changes ahead. We are prepared to address the introduction of managed care into the Medicaid environment and work closely to ensure that our affiliates are appropriate positioned as well.
Size matters. So does experience and expertise. Wingspan offers all three and that is critically important during times of uncertainty and reformation.
Wingspan affiliates maintain independent status and governance structure yet can use a collective voice to advocate at the local, state and federal level for funding or legislation impacting service delivery. Wingspan is able to leverage its size, five agencies, 1,150 employees and nearly 30,000 covered lives, to ensure a significant presence in the marketplace. Whether it is to advocate for public policy, rate setting or local contracts, the collective voice of Wingspan resounds.