August 25, 2014
Hudson Valley Wants New York-Presbyterian As Partner
Hudson Valley Hospital Center has taken the first steps to pursue a partnership with New York-Presbyterian Health System, joining the ranks of health-care facilities seeking similar mergers.
The hospital's Board of Directors voted unanimously to pursue the affiliation, which is subject to regulatory approval.
"This new relationship would improve the already high level of healthcare practiced at our hospital and provide HVHC with the resources, leading edge technology and medical expertise to continue serving the community for many years to come," officials said in a statement.
Nearly every hospital in the region has pursued similar partnerships.
Nyack Hospital and Montefiore Medical Center have apparently signed letters of intent agreeing to explore the deal. Montefiore, based in the Bronx, bought Sound Shore in New Rochelle and Mount Vernon Hospital, and is in the midst of a partnership agreement with White Plains Hospital.
Also this year, Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco announced it was exploring a partnership with the North Shore-LIJ Health System. A month earlier, Phelps Memorial Hospital Center in Sleepy Hollow said it also was negotiating with the state's largest health network.
Hudson Valley won't be the first to affiliate itself with New York-Presbyterian. Nyack Hospital formed an affiliation in 2004, hoping the relationship would result in a cardiac care and anglioplasty program but that hasn't happened. Nyack withdrew plans for a cardiac lab that it had submitted to state health officials.
New Rochelle Daily Voice
August 25, 2014
Hudson Valley Hospital Center Announces Partnership With NY-Presbyterian
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