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Montefiore Health System & White Plains Hospital Partnership Moves One Step Closer to Regulatory Approval
New York State Panel Votes Unanimously to Support the Alliance
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (September 19, 2014) — Today, White Plains Hospital and the Montefiore Health System announced that their affiliation agreement was unanimously approved by the Project Review Committee of the New York State Department of Health’s Public Health and Health Planning Council. The full council will review the agreement in October when the agreement is expected to be final.
Through this innovative partnership, White Plains Hospital will become a member of the Montefiore Health System. The partnership will enable White Plains Hospital to continue to expand its clinical services while retaining its culture of high quality, personalized healthcare.
“The relationship we are embarking on with Montefiore will be a partnership, designed with many benefits to both sides,” said Jon B. Schandler, C.E.O. of White Plains Hospital. “We will continue to treat patients close to home, in a setting where physicians, nurses, and staff consider them to be family. White Plains Hospital will continue to provide exceptional care for our community, and with Montefiore as our partner, we are well positioned to provide advanced community based health care well into the future.”
Montefiore brings to the partnership its academic and research expertise as the University Hospital for Albert Einstein College of Medicine; clinical expertise, including its notable Centers of Excellence in cancer care, cardiovascular services, transplantation and children’s health; and decades of experience in comprehensive care management to improve health and make care more affordable.
“This agreement will make White Plains Hospital the regional hub of Montefiore’s Westchester care network,” said Steven M. Safyer, M.D., President and CEO of Montefiore Health System. “Working with the private-practice physician community and other providers, Montefiore and White Plains Hospital will offer Westchester residents a well-coordinated system of care and the benefits of Montefiore’s innovative, integrated care delivery system and academic partnership with the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.”
In April, White Plains Hospital and the Montefiore Health System signed formal documents outlining the partnership.