Mount Sinai and CityMD Announce New Partnership

 – December 6, 2016 /Press Release/  –– 

Mount Sinai Health System and CityMD today announced a joint collaboration that will focus on enhancing and expanding urgent care services throughout New York. Dedicated to providing high-quality and efficient urgent care services and population health, the partnership will combine Mount Sinai’s network of providers with CityMD’s urgent and clinical care management expertise to develop a unique model that ensures patients have timely access to healthcare.

A hallmark of the program will be Mount Sinai’s ability to provide follow-up care by a specialist.  Both entities will work closely together to improve patient outcomes, reduce costs, and promote value-based care aimed at improving the health of the community.

“Our goal is to provide convenient and coordinated access to quality, cost-effective care at all levels,” said Kenneth L. Davis, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Mount Sinai Health System. “Many Patients treated in the urgent care setting have chronic conditions that would benefit from prompt, efficient follow-up care by highly trained primary care physicians and specialists.  Mount Sinai’s vast primary and specialty care network combined with CityMD’s urgent care network will create more effective healthcare that meets the needs of New York’s diverse populations.

“We are excited to join forces with CityMD to improve the healthcare access and efficiencies for our local communities in order to advance healthcare as a whole,” said Arthur Klein, MD, President of the Mount Sinai Health Network. “This collaboration will establish a more comprehensive model that meets the full spectrum of healthcare needs of patients throughout the city.”

"We are dedicated to working with our health system partners to address the complexities around care navigation and patient engagement,” said Richard Park, MD, Chief Executive Officer of CityMD. “Mount Sinai and CityMD are committed to strengthening the continuum of care and expanding access to high quality medicine for our shared patients."

Under the collaboration:
• Both parties will establish quality metrics for a shared preferred provider network to ensure patients receive high-quality care and immediate access to specialty care when needed.
• CityMD and Mount Sinai will share electronic medical records, which will allow faster access to patient data and improved outcomes.

About the Mount Sinai Health System
The Mount Sinai Health System is an integrated health system committed to providing distinguished care, conducting transformative research, and advancing biomedical education. Structured around seven hospital campuses and a single medical school, the Health System has an extensive ambulatory network and a range of inpatient and outpatient services—from community-based facilities to tertiary and quaternary care.

The System includes approximately 7,100 primary and specialty care physicians; 12 joint-venture ambulatory surgery centers; more than 140 ambulatory practices throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, Long Island, and Florida; and 31 affiliated community health centers. Physicians are affiliated with the renowned Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, which is ranked among the highest in the nation in National Institutes of Health funding per investigator. The Mount Sinai Hospital is on the “Honor Roll” of best hospitals in America, ranked No. 15 nationally in the 2016-2017 “Best Hospitals” issue of U.S. News & World Report.  The Mount Sinai Hospital is also ranked as one of the nation’s top 20 hospitals in Geriatrics, Gastroenterology/GI Surgery, Cardiology/Heart Surgery, Diabetes/Endocrinology, Nephrology, Neurology/Neurosurgery, and Ear, Nose & Throat, and is in the top 50 in four other specialties. New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai is ranked No. 10 nationally for Ophthalmology, while Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai St. Luke's, and Mount Sinai West are ranked regionally. Mount Sinai’s Kravis Children’s Hospital is ranked in seven out of ten pediatric specialties by U.S. News & World Report in "Best Children's Hospitals."

For more information, visit http://www.mountsinai.org/, or find Mount Sinai on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

About CityMD

Founded in 2010, CityMD urgent care is dedicated to setting an unprecedented standard of medical care for patients and an enriching work environment for its employees. The company's "People First" philosophy and state-of-the-art personalized healthcare delivery system has taken CityMD from a single Upper East Side practice in Manhattan to over 50 (and counting) practice locations in Manhattan, Long Island, Rockland/Westchester Counties, Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx, Staten Island and New Jersey.

For more information on CityMD and a list of locations, please visit www.CityMD.com

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