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UHC Welcomes Montefiore Medical Center as New Principal Member

 Chicago, Ill / New York City, NY (March 19, 2012) - UHC announced the addition of Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, NY, as a new principal member.

"As a nationally-renowned, premier academic medical center, we are committed to providing the highest standards of excellence to our patients," said Steven M. Safyer, MD, President & CEO of Montefiore Medical Center, the University Hospital for Albert Einstein College of Medicine. "We are excited about our partnership with UHC and our fellow members, and look forward to a robust collaboration to continue to advance the field of quality and safety." 

The 1,491-bed, nonprofit academic medical center is the primary teaching hospital affiliate for the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University in New York City.  Montefiore recently ranked among U.S. News and World Report's "America's Best Hospitals" for 2011 - 2012.  Montefiore Medical Center is the 116th principal member to join UHC, which also has an additional 260 general members.

"We are delighted that Montefiore Medical Center has joined UHC, and we are anxious for their leaders and staff to participate in the Clinical Data Base/Resource ManagerTM and other UHC programs to support their performance excellence," said Irene M. Thompson, UHC president and chief executive officer.