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Westchester Medical Center Takes Control Of Hudson Valley Hospitals

Westchester Medical Center announced on Wednesday it will take control of Bon Secours Charity Health System.
Westchester Medical Center announced on Wednesday it will take control of Bon Secours Charity Health System. Video Credit: Westchester Medical Center

VALHALLA, N.Y. -- Westchester Medical Center announced a joint venture Wednesday Bon Secours Charity Health System (BSCHS) and will take over daily operations of its facilities in the Hudson Valley.

Bon Secours operates St. Anthony’s Community Hospital in Warwick, Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis and Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern.

“A joint venture with Westchester Medical Center represents an unparalleled opportunity to enhance the quality of services for the people in the region and will preserve and expand local health care,” said Mark Nantz, Executive Vice President of Bon Secours Health System. “The challenges of today’s healthcare environment require that healthcare systems explore innovative ways to deliver high-quality care through clinical transformation and population health management. We believe this joint venture will achieve the best for both our organizations.”

WMC Board Chair Mark Tulis said that these actions are part of a long-term, broad strategic planning effort to invest in the Hudson Valley. “The Hudson Valley is our home and our commitment continues to be making sure that our friends and neighbors have access to the best care right here, without having to leave the region,'' Tulis said.

Mary Leahy, M.D., CEO of Bon Secours Charity Health System, said Bon Secours Charity will remain a Catholic healthcare provider.

Michael D. Israel, President and CEO of Westchester Medical Center, and Leahy added that Bon Secours is already a major force in Westchester Medical Center’s current partnership with more than 250 local organizations and 5,000 individual providers as part of an integrated delivery system that will improve care coordination and focus on the specific health care problems faced by the low-income populations in the area.

“We are also pleased at this time to introduce WMCHealth, the Westchester Medical Center Health Network. WMCHealth unifies all of our well-known brands across our region with a new identity, sending a clear message about the strength and scale of our new organization, one uniquely centered on the residents of the Hudson Valley,” Israel said.

Bon Secours Charity Health System is a multi-state healthcare provider serving nearly a million people in the lower Hudson Valley, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Bon Secours Medical Group is BSCHS’s regional network of over 80 primary care physicians and specialists from a broad array of medical disciplines.

Bon Secours Health System, headquartered in Marriottsville, MD, a $3.5 billion not-for-profit Catholic health system, owns, manages or joint ventures 19 acute-care hospitals, one psychiatric hospital, five nursing care facilities, four assisted living facilities and 14 home care and hospice programs.

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