Westchester Residents to Benefit from Access to Coordinated, High Quality Science-Driven Clinical Care
Yonkers, NY (September 16, 2015) — Montefiore Health System and Saint Joseph's Medical Center in Yonkers, NY today announced they have entered into a clinical affiliation agreement designed to provide patients with seamless access to an expanded continuum of advanced care.
“We are thrilled to have Saint Joseph’s as our partner in South Yonkers,” said Steven M. Safyer, M.D., president and CEO of Montefiore Health System. “Both Montefiore and Saint Joseph’s share a deep and longstanding commitment to providing patients with optimal care directly in the neighborhoods where they live and work. This new affiliation builds upon that tradition by leveraging the expertise of our two organizations to strengthen and expand access to care in the local community.”
The affiliation will provide Westchester residents increased access to Montefiore’s unparalleled clinical services, including its cardiovascular care programs, which rank among the nation’s best for quality care experiences and positive patient outcomes.
“Our patients have been at the forefront of everything that we do for more than 125 years and we are excited about joining with Montefiore, a true world-class academic medical center, to usher in a new level of clinical care,” said Michael J. Spicer, F.A.C.H.E., president and CEO of Saint Joseph’s Medical Center. “We believe this collaboration will set a new standard for clinical excellence at the community level.”
The affiliation with Saint Joseph’s also includes their St. Vincent’s Hospital Westchester Division, one of the most highly-regarded inpatient and ambulatory behavioral health providers in New York State. The combined resources of Montefiore, Saint Joseph’s and St. Vincent’s will complement and expand the menu of behavioral health services available to children and adults of all ages throughout Westchester and New York City.
Montefiore is accountable for the care of approximately 400,000 lives throughout the region, and plans to continue to expand this approach to better serve residents of Westchester. Montefiore is already a strong pillar in the community with a longstanding presence in Westchester through its multiple specialty practices in the region. In November 2013, Montefiore Health System opened its doors at Montefiore New Rochelle and Montefiore Mount Vernon. More recently, White Plains Hospital joined the Montefiore Health System.