Montefiore in the News
Montefiore and CityMD Team Up to Improve Access to Primary, Specialty and Urgent Care Services
- March 9, 2017
Collaboration to Focus on Improved Quality, Convenience and Efficiency of Care
NEW YORK (March 9, 2017) – Montefiore Health System and CityMD are proud to announce a new partnership that will improve access to primary, specialty and urgent care services for patients of both CityMD and Montefiore. Under our agreement, Montefiore will become CityMD’s exclusive preferred provider partner in the Bronx and Westchester. Individuals who visit CityMD’s urgent care centers in these communities will now have the opportunity to be seamlessly connected to necessary follow-up care with Montefiore’s world class community of primary and specialty care providers.
“The evolution and popularity of urgent care centers speaks volumes about the need for easier access to high quality health care for busy people juggling busy schedules,” said Steven M. Safyer, M.D., President and CEO, Montefiore Medicine. “We are thrilled to collaborate with CityMD, a forward thinking provider, who shares our commitment to a progressive model of care.”
“We are pleased to include Montefiore among our growing number of health system partners within communities where many patients are in need of improved access to high quality medical services and a stronger continuum of care,” said Richard Park, M.D., Chief Executive Officer of CityMD. “Together, our dedicated teams will work hard to better serve our shared patients to improve their engagement, satisfaction and overall health.”
This partnership ensures appropriate follow up care as needed, without disruptions. Sixty percent of CityMD urgent care patients do not have primary care physicians and many suffer from chronic conditions such as diabetes, asthma and heart disease. CityMD and Montefiore will offer patients a pathway to a positive experience, timely care and ultimately, optimized health and well-being. Working together, the two organizations’ transformative healthcare practices will achieve these joint goals.