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Montefiore-White Plains Hospital Partnership Finalized

January 8, 2015

Montefiore-White Plains Hospital Partnership Finalized

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (January 8, 2015)— Montefiore Health System and White Plains Hospital have announced that their partnership agreement has been approved by the New York State Health Commissioner. White Plains Hospital is now a member of Montefiore Health System, serving as the tertiary hub of Montefiore’s growing Westchester network. The alliance will result in more advanced, coordinated care in the region.

Steven M. Safyer, M.D., president and CEO of Montefiore Health System, and Jon B. Schandler, CEO of White Plains Hospital, issued the following statement celebrating the final agreement:

“Our institutions are partnering to bridge the divide between academic medical centers and community hospitals – giving Westchester the best of both worlds. White Plains Hospital will continue to expand its level of highly-specialized treatment, with all the resources and advantages of Montefiore’s innovative care delivery system and academic partnership with the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.”

“Montefiore and White Plains Hospital will work together to manage care by delivering high-quality, efficient tertiary services locally, in a familiar setting, close to our patients’ homes and cared for by physicians in the community. It is a model of care that communities outside of New York City will benefit from, and will help sustain a strong health care infrastructure throughout the region.”

White Plains Hospital’s Board of Directors will remain intact with the addition of three members-at-large from the Montefiore Health System Board of Directors. Additionally, three members of the White Plains Hospital Board of Directors will serve on the Montefiore Board.

The regulatory approval process has been ongoing since February, when the institutions announced their desire to form a strategic partnership. In April, CEOs from White Plains Hospital and Montefiore Health System signed formal documents outlining the partnership. The State of New York Public Health and Health Planning Council approved the partnership in October, which was followed by final approval from the State Health Commissioner.

White Plains Hospital is modernizing and expanding its major facilities to meet the advanced care needs of its community. White Plains Hospital will be opening a new 30,000 square foot, six-story cancer center, an expanded cardiac catheterization laboratory, five state-of-the-art operating suites, and a new patient tower, lobby and entranceway at the front of the campus.

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 seven hospitals and an extended care facility with a total of 2,455 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

About White Plains Hospital

White Plains Hospital (WPH) is a 292-bed not-for-profit health care organization with the primary mission of providing exceptional acute and preventive medical care to all people who live in, work in or visit Westchester County and its surrounding areas. Centers of Excellence include the Dickstein Cancer CenterThe William & Sylvia Silberstein Neonatal & Maternity Center and The Ruth and Jerome A. Siegel Stroke Center. The Hospital’s Flanzer Emergency Department is the busiest in Westchester County, seeing over 55,000 visits a year. White Plains Hospital is the only community hospital in Westchester County to perform lifesaving emergency & elective angioplasty in its Joan and Alan Herfort, M.D. Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory. The Hospital is fully accredited by the Joint Commission and earned its recognition as a Top Performer for Key Quality Measures® in 2013. The Hospital is also an eleven-time winner of the Consumer Choice Award, an honor given to the nation’s top hospitals by the National Research Corporation, and received Magnet® designation in 2012 from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). In 2014 White Plains Hospital received the Outstanding Patient Experience Award from Healthgrades®, given to only 5% of hospitals nationwide. For additional information, visit