• Press Release

Mount Sinai Health System and Valley Health System Announce Strategic Alliance

  • (December 19, 2014)

Mount Sinai Health System and Valley Health System today announced plans to collaborate on clinical programs, research and educational initiatives. New York City-based Mount Sinai comprises seven hospitals and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Valley Health System, headquartered in Ridgewood, New Jersey, includes The Valley Hospital, Valley Home Care and Valley Medical Group.  

While both organizations will remain independent, they will work together to:

• Enhance patient care by establishing new clinical programs and services;
• Participate in research initiatives to advance education and medical science;
• Establish clinical information system linkages that would enhance quality, continuity and evaluation of care;  
• Identify opportunities for Valley physicians to obtain academic appointments at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
• Recruit future doctors in accordance with new program development at Valley; and
• Participate in the development of a clinically integrated physician network for the delivery of high-quality, cost-efficient care.

“We are proud to welcome Valley Health System as an affiliate of the Mount Sinai Health System and the Icahn School of Medicine,” said Kenneth L. Davis, MD, President and CEO of the Mount Sinai Health System. “We recognize the high quality of healthcare that Valley Health System has traditionally provided and see many opportunities as we partner in creating the foremost healthcare system in the metropolitan New York region.”  

“We are proud to enter into a new academic and clinical alliance that will benefit our community through collaborative clinical programs and services,” said Audrey Meyers, President and CEO of Valley Health System. “We look forward to working together to enhance Valley’s research and clinical services.  The end result will be expanded healthcare services for northern New Jersey residents.”

“The best way to better serve our patients is to work with key strategic partners, and we are proud to enter into this relationship with Valley Health System as our network of affiliated medical providers continues to grow,” said Arthur Klein, MD, President of the Mount Sinai Health Network.

To oversee the development of joint initiatives for clinical services, research initiatives and educational programs, a Mount Sinai Associate Dean will be appointed.

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 in 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."

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