Carepoint Health Announces New Partnership With South Jersey Healthcare Provider, Reliance Medical Group

Partnership marks a turning point in South Jersey healthcare as it is projected to stimulate local employment and economic development while raising the quality of affordable, patient-centered healthcare

Jul 23, 2015, 16:00 ET from CarePoint Health

JERSEY CITY, N.J., July 23, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CarePoint Health, a fully integrated healthcare system that provides quality, patient-focused healthcare to Hudson County, is pleased to announce that it has entered into a partnership with South Jersey healthcare leader Reliance Medical Group, effectively strengthening and expanding healthcare options for New Jersey residents. Specifically, the collaboration will directly impact Atlantic City and the South Jersey region by raising the quality of affordable, patient-centered healthcare while stimulating employment and economic development, further enhancing CarePoint Health's projected contribution of $750 million annually to the New Jersey economy between 2014 and 2017.

"This groundbreaking partnership will bring together two like-minded healthcare providers that are each committed to providing the people they serve with high quality, individualized and affordable care," said Dennis Kelly, Chief Executive Officer of CarePoint Health. "CarePoint Health has been wanting to expand its leading brand of healthcare into the South Jersey market. In Reliance Medical Group, we have found a partner that would allow us to instantly do so, while maintaining all of our quality and affordability standards."

"This alliance is not only great for our organizations, but for the people and communities we serve throughout South Jersey," said Dr. Jon Regis, President and Chief Executive Officer of Reliance Medical Group. "By partnering with CarePoint Health, we will provide our patients with instant access to a variety of specialists and leading centers for medicine right here in New Jersey. This collaboration will also give us access to medical and business technology that will ensure Reliance Medical Group is providing its patients with the highest quality care."

Based in Pleasantville, NJ, Reliance Medical Group has more than 30 office locations throughout Atlantic, Camden, Cape May, Mercer and Ocean Counties, and specializes in OB/GYN Women's Health, Pediatrics, Family/Internal Medicine, Podiatry, Chiropractic and Geriatric Medicine. Reliance's 25 physicians, 13 nurse practitioners, five physicians assistants and 150 staff members care for more than 50,000 patients annually.

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Jarrod Bernstein
CarePoint Health
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Email: mediainquiry@carepointhealth.org
Phone: 201-884-5300

About CarePoint Health
CarePoint Health brings quality, patient-focused health care to Hudson County region. Combining the resources of three area hospitals – Bayonne Medical Center, Christ Hospital in Jersey City, and Hoboken University Medical Center – CarePoint Health provides a new approach to deliver health care that puts the patient front and center. We leverage a network of top doctors, nurses and other medical professionals whose expertise and attentiveness work together to provide complete coordination of care, from the doctor's office to the hospital to the home. Patients benefit from the expertise and capabilities of a broad network of leading specialists and specialized technology. At CarePoint Health, all of our medical professionals emphasize preventive medicine and focus on educating patients to make healthy life choices. For more information on our facilities, partners and services, visit our website, www.carepointhealth.org. For information on CarePoint's Neighborhood Health Centers visit our YouTube channel.

About Reliance Medical Group
Since 1985, Reliance Medical Group has rendered quality primary care services in the fields of OB/GYN, Pediatric, Family Medicine and Internal Medicine to patients throughout Southern, New Jersey. Reliance Medical Group, which has expanded its medical services to include Podiatry and Nephrology, presently has 30 practices located across Atlantic, Cape May, Camden, Mercer, Monmouth, and Ocean counties. The medical group is presently comprised of 25 Physicians, 13 Nurse Practitioners, 5 Physician Assistants and 150 staff members who care for 50,000 patients over the course of 125,000 office visits annually. Reliance was founded on the principle that "Quality Healthcare Is A Right, Not a Privilege," Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) is certified and recognized by many insurance companies. Reliance also performs the various administrative, financial and billing/collection functions associated with operating such an extended practice. See www.reliancemed.com and call (609) 272-0655 or fax (609) 272-9188 for more information.

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