The Mount Sinai Medical Center Partners with WESTMED Practice Partners to Bring a Full Range of Outpatient Medical Services to Downtown Brooklyn

The Mount Sinai Medical Center (MSMC), in partnership with WESTMED Practice Partners (WPP), announced today that it will build a comprehensive outpatient medical office in downtown Brooklyn.

 – May 22, 2012 /Press Release/  –– 

The Mount Sinai Medical Center (MSMC), in partnership with WESTMED Practice Partners (WPP), announced today that it will build a 75,000 square foot, comprehensive outpatient medical office in downtown Brooklyn. Staffed by Mount Sinai's primary care and specialist physicians, The Mount Sinai Brooklyn Heights Medical Group, (MSBHMG), a full service multi-specialty practice, will offer outpatient services including primary and specialty care, diagnostic services and urgent care. 

The new office, which will occupy the 17th and 18th floors of One Pierrepont Plaza, part of Forest City Ratner Companies' MetroTech Center complex, is anticipated to open in January 2013. 

"MSBHMG serves as a model for innovative healthcare." said Kenneth L. Davis, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer, the Mount Sinai Medical Center. "As a premier healthcare system that serves New York City, we are committed to providing people who live and work in Brooklyn with the full spectrum of coordinated, efficient, and high-quality outpatient care, all in one location." 

In addition to primary care services, MSBHMG will also include cardiology, dermatology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, general surgery, hematology/oncology, nephrology, neurology, OBGYN, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pediatrics, plastic surgery, podiatry, rheumatology and vascular surgery. An urgent care center – available to treat urgent, non-life-threatening medical needs – will also be on-site to provide patients and their families with walk-in extended hour access to healthcare, seven days a week. 

"Patients have been found to appreciate the one-stop shopping medical experience of an integrated multi-specialty medical practice." said Simeon Schwartz, MD, Chief Executive Officer of WESTMED Practice Partners. "It is our experience that they like the convenience of a doctor's visit that includes clinical lab testing and radiology services -- all under one roof." 

About The Mount Sinai Medical Center 

The Mount Sinai Medical Center encompasses both The Mount Sinai Hospital and Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Established in 1968, Mount Sinai School of Medicine is one of the leading medical schools in the United States. The Medical School is noted for innovation in education, biomedical research, clinical care delivery, and local and global community service. It has more than 3,400 faculty in 32 departments and 14 research institutes, and ranks among the top 20 medical schools both in National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding and by U.S. News & World Report. 

The Mount Sinai Hospital, founded in 1852, is a 1,171-bed tertiary- and quaternary-care teaching facility and one of the nation's oldest, largest and most-respected voluntary hospitals. In 2011, U.S. News & World Report ranked The Mount Sinai Hospital 16th on its elite Honor Roll of the nation's top hospitals based on reputation, safety, and other patient-care factors. Of the top 20 hospitals in the United States, Mount Sinai is one of 12 integrated academic medical centers whose medical school ranks among the top 20 in NIH funding and U.S. News & World Report and whose hospital is on the U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll. Nearly 60,000 people were treated at Mount Sinai as inpatients last year, and approximately 560,000 outpatient visits took place. 

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About WESTMED Practice Partners 

WESTMED Practice Partners, a management services organization at the forefront of modern medical care, provides a turnkey solution to hospital systems looking to build a free-standing, comprehensive office that offers a full-range of outpatient services. WPP believes the combination of quality care and clinical efficiency that WPP exemplifies will be the hallmark of successful medical practices in the future. WPP evolved from the success of WESTMED Medical Group that has grown from a core group of 16 physicians in 1996 to a more than 225-physician multi-specialty group practice in Westchester County.