WPCNR WELLNESS WATCH. From White Plains Hospital. February 7, 2014:
White Plains Hospital, a leading community Hospital in Westchester County and Montefiore Health System, a premier academic medical center and the University Hospital for Albert Einstein College of Medicine, announced plans Thursday to form a new healthcare partnership.
The Board of Directors of White Plains Hospital approved the signing of a letter of agreement to enter into a partnership with Montefiore at its February 5th Board meeting. This new affiliation enhances the missions of both hospitals as they continue to provide advanced, quality healthcare to their communities and an expanding service area of nearly 3 million people.
“Our Board of Directors established the qualities it sought in selecting a partner for the future, and Montefiore meets all of these criteria,” said Jon Schandler, CEO, White Plains Hospital (Second from left, above with County Executive Robert P. Astorino)
“Our hospital provides an exceptional level of care through a close working relationship between our physicians, nurses and staff. With Montefiore as our partner, we will be able to build upon and continue this remarkable culture and together deliver advanced health care to the entire community.” Schandler continued.
Montefiore’s main campus is just 10 miles south of White Plains and has a growing network of practices in Westchester.
“We are excited to be embarking on this journey with White Plains Hospital. There is tremendous synergy between our two institutions and our people and, importantly, we share fundamental values,” said Steven M. Safyer, MD, President and CEO of Montefiore. “As an academic health system, Montefiore brings to the relationship the best of science and a unique expertise in coordinated care. Our vision is to build a regional network of hospitals and community physicians closely aligned in an integrated system of care. White Plains Hospital will serve as the center of that network to strengthen and expand our position as a healthcare leader in Westchester and the Hudson Valley.”
For more than 120 years, White Plains Hospital has been a leader in providing high-quality, sophisticated, patient-focused care to the Westchester Community. The recipient of many prestigious awards, the Hospital has been repeatedly recognized for high performing excellence in several areas including oncology, cardiology, stroke care, gynecology and geriatrics. In 2012, White Plains Hospital received Magnet® designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), and in 2013 the hospital was recognized by the Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®.
“Over the past several years, White Plains Hospital has been actively re-defining community health care,” said Susan Fox, President, White Plains Hospital. “Advances in technology and medicine, and recruitment of expert physicians have allowed us to increase our level of services and keep care local.” Fox continued, “Montefiore is an academic medical center, with strong community values. Our visions are aligned and we are excited about working closely with Montefiore and supporting the continued advancement of services provided close to home.”
Montefiore is nationally renowned for its clinical excellence, scientific discovery and innovative care. Ranked among the best in the nation, Montefiore has several notable Centers of Excellence including the Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care, the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, the Montefiore Einstein Center for Heart and Vascular Care, and the Montefiore Einstein Center for Transplantation.
The formalization of the new partnership will take several months to be finalized. State applications will also need to be filed and approved.
About Montefiore Health System
Montefiore Health System is a premier academic health system and the University Hospital for Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Combining nationally-recognized clinical excellence with a population health perspective that focuses on the health needs of communities, Montefiore delivers coordinated, compassionate, science-driven care where, when and how patients need it most. Montefiore consists of six hospitals and an extended care facility with a total of 2,059 beds, a School of Nursing, and state-of-the-art primary and specialty care provided through a network of more than 150 locations across the region, including the largest school health program in the nation and a home health program.
For more information please visit www.montefiorehealthsystem.org.
About White Plains Hospital (WPH) WPH is a 292-bed voluntary, not-for-profit health care organization with the primary mission of offering high quality, acute health care and preventive medical care to all people who live in, work in or visit Westchester County and its surrounding areas. Centers of Excellence include the, The William & Sylvia Silberstein Neonatal & Maternity Center and The Ruth and Jerome A. Siegel Stroke Center. The hospital’s Flanzer Center is the busiest Emergency Department in Westchester County, seeing over 55,000 visits a year. White Plains Hospital is the only community hospital in Westchester County licensed to perform emergency & elective angioplasty. The Hospital is fully accredited by the Joint Commission and earned its recognition as a Top Performer for Key Quality Measures® in 2013. The hospital is also an eleven-time winner of the Consumer Choice Award, an honor given to the nation’s top hospitals by the National Research Corporation, and received Magnet® designation in 2012 from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). For additional information, visit http://www.wphospital.org.