WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Montefiore Health System and White Plains Hospital have signed a comprehensive affiliation agreement.
Montiofore, the University Hospital for the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and White Plains Hospital formally signed the agreement that will be finalized upon approval from regulatory authorities, according to a press release. Through the partnership, White Plains Hospital will serve as the "tertiary hub of Montefiore’s Westchester network and become a member of the Montefiore Health System," according to the release.
“We are pleased to have signed the final agreement with White Plains Hospital, which is a recognized leader in Westchester for providing patient-centered, high-quality healthcare,” said Steven M. Safyer, M.D., president and CEO, Montefiore Health System, in the release. “Our partnership will bring the best of each of our two institutions to create a model of healthcare for the future.”
Montefiore brings to "its academic, clinical and research expertise, its unique capabilities in providing patients’ well-coordinated care and its dedication to working collaboratively with the practicing physician community" to the partnership, according to the release. White Plains Hospital is "redefining community healthcare and its advancements in technology, medicine and recruitment have allowed for increased localized care," according to the release.
“Over a year ago, we established a set of criteria for a strategic partner to help us maintain our success in this new world of health care well into the future, and Montefiore clearly met all of that criteria,” said Jon B. Schandler, C.E.O. of White Plains Hospital. “This partnership will enable us to continue to expand our clinical services while retaining our culture of exceptional, personalized healthcare close to home for the people of our community.”