Valley Health System adds partnership with Mount Sinai
DECEMBER 19, 2014 LAST UPDATED: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2014, 1:21 AM
BY MARY JO LAYTON
STAFF WRITER |
The Valley Health System is partnering with the Mount Sinai Health System in New York, which could prove a major advantage for the Ridgewood-based organization as it looks to recruit physicians and enhance its research, officials said Thursday.
A Mount Sinai associate dean will be appointed in January to oversee the development of initiatives for clinical services, research and staff education programs at both institutions, said Audrey Meyers, president and CEO of the Valley Health System, which includes the 451-bed Valley Hospital, Valley Home Care and Valley Medical Group.
More stand-alone hospitals are merging with larger systems as health care delivery and reimbursement change radically under the Affordable Care Act. But Meyers stressed that “both organizations will remain independent.”
The new partnership “is strictly an academic affiliation,” Meyers said.