Valley Health System Announce Strategic Alliance

Posted: Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Mount Sinai Health System and Valley Health System recently 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 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 Mount Sinai's Icahn School of Medicine;
• 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.