WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- White Plains Hospital and Montefiore Health System, which includes hospitals in New Rochelle and Mount Vernon, announced plans on Thursday to form a new healthcare partnership.
The Board of Directors of White Plains Hospital approved the signing of a letter of agreement to enter into a partnership with Montefiore at its Thursday, Feb. 5 board meeting.
“Our Board of Directors established the qualities it sought in selecting a partner for the future, and Montefiore meets all of these criteria,” White Plains Hospital CEO Jon Schandler said in a statement. “Our hospital provides an exceptional level of care through a close working relationship between our physicians, nurses and staff. With Montefiore as our partner, we will be able to build upon and continue this remarkable culture and together deliver advanced health care to the entire community.”
President and CEO of Montefiore Steven Safyer added that there is "tremendous synergy" between the two institutions.
"We are excited to be embarking on this journey with White Plains Hospital," Safyer said in a statement. "“As an academic health system, Montefiore brings to the relationship the best of science and a unique expertise in coordinated care. Our vision is to build a regional network of hospitals and community physicians closely aligned in an integrated system of care. White Plains Hospital will serve as the center of that network to strengthen and expand our position as a healthcare leader in Westchester and the Hudson Valley.”
The formalization of the new partnership will take several months to be finalized. State applications will also need to be filed and approved.