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Westchester Health Associates Will Join North Shore-LIJ

Westchester Health Associates will join the North Shore-LIJ Health System, it was announced on Thursday.
Westchester Health Associates will join the North Shore-LIJ Health System, it was announced on Thursday. Photo Credit: Contributed

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- The North Shore-LIJ Health System and Westchester Health Associates announced today that they have signed a letter of intent for the 130 provider- physician practice to join the health system, increasing North Shore-LIJ’s presence in Westchester County.

The letter of intent allows North Shore-LIJ and Westchester Health Associates to enter into exclusive negotiations, with a goal of executing a final agreement this fall for the physicians of Westchester Health Associates to partner with the health system in support of their shared commitment to quality and enhancing the patient experience.

“Westchester Health Associates is a premier medical group whose physicians are leaders in population health management. Thanks to its high-quality, efficient practice, the group has become a pioneer in value-based and risk contracting ,” said Thomas McGinn, MD, chair of medicine at the North Shore-LIJ Health System, who will work closely with the group.. “In addition to its many clinical specialists, Westchester Health Associates has a large presence of primary care physicians in the northern suburbs, which will help build on the North Shore-LIJ’s population health efforts to improve the coordination of care for our patients.”

“We hope to continue to grow our ambulatory services footprint throughout Westchester County, New York, western Connecticut and beyond by aligning with the North Shore-LIJ Health System”, said Peter Mercurio, MD, President and CEO of Westchester Health Associates. “North Shore-LIJ shares our mission to deliver compassionate, community based care of the highest quality and our vision that we be a part of a comprehensive patient-centered healthcare system that improves the health of our population and sets the standard for the region."

In a reflection of the quality of the integrated care provided by the physician practice, the National Committee for Quality Assurance Physician Practice Connections has designated Westchester Health Associates as a Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Home, the highest recognition for a medical group.

North Shore-LIJ is changing its name to Northwell Health in January 2016.

One of the nation's largest health systems, the health system delivers world-class clinical care throughout the New York metropolitan area.

Westchester Health Associates has 39 offices throughout Westchester County and Stamford, Conn.. It is a full-service medical group with a large primary care practice, as well as specialists in: allergy/immunology, cardiology, dermatology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, gynecology and obstetrics, hand surgery, neurology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pain management, pediatrics, physical therapy, plastic surgery, podiatry, sports medicine and urology.

Westchester Health Associates has locations in Armonk, Brewster, Briarcliff Manor, Chappaqua, Harrison, Katonah, Mahopac, Mamaroneck, Mount Kisco, Rye Brook, Scarsdale, Shrub Oak, Sleepy Hollow, Somers, Stamford, Tarrytown, Thornwood, Tuckahoe, Valhalla and Yorktown Heights.

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