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May 27, 2015

Expansion in Westchester Provides Local Community
Access to Exceptional Coordinated Care

Yonkers, NY (May 27, 2015) —Today, Montefiore Health System and St. John’s Riverside Hospital have announced that they have formally signed an affiliation agreement. This new partnership will provide patients in Yonkers and Rivertown access to Montefiore’s proactive, community-based care, dedicated to working collaboratively with a focus on improving overall health outcomes. By building on St. John’s existing high quality of care, this partnership will increase the ability of physicians to provide more effective patient services through Montefiore’s innovative, integrated health system.

“At Montefiore, we believe healthcare should be easy to access, local and tailored to the needs of the community,” said Steven M. Safyer, M.D., president and CEO of Montefiore Health System. “Working closely with the outstanding physicians at St. John’s, we will build on the hospital’s strengths and strong roots in the community. Together, we will deliver the high-quality care, close to our patients’ homes, with a gateway to advanced, science-driven medicine at Montefiore.”

An outgrowth of St. John’s and Montefiore Health System’s shared goal of improving the health of the communities they serve, this new relationship will continue Montefiore’s commitment to Westchester County and bolster efforts to provide patients an integrated system of care.

“This collaboration will strengthen healthcare services for St. John’s Riverside patients,” said Ronald J. Corti, president and CEO of St. John’s Riverside Hospital. “An alliance with the Montefiore Health System, among the finest medical institutions in our region, enhances our ability to provide the highest quality medical care not only on the community level, but on the tertiary level.”

St. John’s and Montefiore are both committed to improving the health outcomes of the communities they serve. Montefiore coordinates the care of more than 350,000 lives throughout the Bronx, Westchester and Northern Manhattan, and plans to continue to expand this approach to better serve residents of the Yonkers area.

About Montefiore Health System
Montefiore 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 comprehensive needs of the communities it serves, Montefiore delivers coordinated, compassionate, science-driven care where, when and how patients need it most. Montefiore consists of eight hospitals and an extended care facility with a total of 2,747 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.  The Children's Hospital at Montefiore is consistently named in U.S. News' "America's Best Children's Hospitals."  Montefiore's partnership with Einstein advances clinical and translational research to accelerate the pace at which new discoveries become the treatments and therapies that benefit patients. The health system derives its inspiration for excellence from its patients and community, and continues to be on the frontlines of developing innovative approaches to care.  For more information please visit Follow us on Twitter; like us on Facebook; view us on YouTube.

About St. John’s Riverside Hospital
St. John’s Riverside Hospital has been an integral part of its community since the 1869 and its commitment to providing the most advanced medical services available continues to be part of St. John's vision, mission and values. St. John's built itself around an early foundation of nursing and community service. In 1894, the Cochran School of Nursing, the oldest hospital-based school of nursing in the metropolitan area, was founded, making the St. John's Nursing staff the backbone of the hospital. Approximately 400 physicians, representing almost every medical and surgical specialty, choose St. John’s for their patients’ care. St. John’s is a 3-campus hospital that includes St. John’s Andrus, Dobbs Ferry and ParkCare Pavilions. Please visit us on the web at and on Facebook.