Northwell, the state’s largest health system, and CareMount, a physician-owned medical practice with 45 locations throughout the Hudson Valley and Manhattan, announced the finalization of the agreement on Tuesday, Dec. 10.
Starting on Wednesday, Jan. 1, the medical groups will pursue additional creative arrangements, including clinical integration initiatives, service agreements, ambulatory collaborative activities and more. Each effort is a part of the overall mission to provide a higher caliber of care to patients in all coverage areas.
Both Northwell and CareMount intend to use existing healthcare infrastructures to allocate extra patient resources as well as provide cost-effective treatments and preventative medicine.
“This new collaboration with Northwell represents a significant strategic step in CareMount’s focus to deliver coordinated, high-quality care that improves the patient’s experience and health while lowering overall health care costs,” said Scott D. Hayworth, MD, FACOG, CareMount president and chief executive officer.
In total, Northwell operates approximately 750 outpatient facilities, which includes more than 200 primary care practices, as well as 23 hospitals. The affiliation agreement will be used to engage in “innovative arrangements” among the Westchester County and New York City markets.
“We’re extraordinarily pleased to be taking this important next step in our relationship with CareMount, which has a well-earned reputation for delivering high-quality care and optimizing the patient experience,” said Michael J. Dowling, president and chief executive officer at Northwell. “We look forward to pursuing mutually beneficial opportunities that will further enhance patient care.”
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