WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Eight months after agreeing to a mutually beneficial partnership, Montefiore Health System and White Plains Hospital announced that their agreement has been approved by the New York State Public Health and Health Planning Council on Thursday.
Final approval by the State Health Commissioner is expected before the end of October, and once the partnership agreement is filed with the Secretary of State, the transaction will be complete.
When that occurs, White Plains Hospital will become a member of the Montefiore Health System, and will serve as the tertiary hub of Montefiore Health System’s growing Westchester network. The alliance will result in more advanced and coordinated care in the region.
“This is an innovative partnership that benefits both organizations, but most importantly, benefits the one million people living in Westchester,” said Jon B. Schandler, CEO of White Plains Hospital. “Together our organizations are better positioned to continue to enhance and expand the level of healthcare here in our community.”
Montefiore brings its academic and research expertise as the University Hospital for Albert Einstein College of Medicine; clinical expertise, including its notable Centers of Excellence in cancer care, transplantation and children’s health; and decades of experience providing integrated, well-coordinated care to improve the health and well-being of those with chronic diseases.
“Working with our partners at White Plains Hospital and the private-practice physician community, we will deliver the best, most innovative care in Westchester and the region,” said Steven M. Safyer, M.D., president and CEO of Montefiore Health System.
Susan Fox, White Plains Hospital's president commented on the partnership.
“We could not have made a better choice in selecting Montefiore as our partner," said Fox. "Our visions of providing high-quality care for our community are aligned, and we will expand our clinical services and operations by working closely with Montefiore."