NEW YORK, March 9, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Montefiore Health System and CityMD are proud to announce a new partnership that will improve access to primary, specialty and urgent care services for patients of both CityMD and Montefiore. Under our agreement, Montefiore will become CityMD's exclusive preferred provider partner in the Bronx and Westchester. Individuals who visit CityMD's urgent care centers in these communities will now have the opportunity to be seamlessly connected to necessary follow-up care with Montefiore's world class community of primary and specialty care providers.
"The evolution and popularity of urgent care centers speaks volumes about the need for easier access to high quality health care for busy people juggling busy schedules," said Steven M. Safyer, M.D., President and CEO, Montefiore Medicine. "We are thrilled to collaborate with CityMD, a forward thinking provider, who shares our commitment to a progressive model of care."
"We are pleased to include Montefiore among our growing number of health system partners within communities where many patients are in need of improved access to high quality medical services and a stronger continuum of care," said Richard Park, M.D., Chief Executive Officer of CityMD. "Together, our dedicated teams will work hard to better serve our shared patients to improve their engagement, satisfaction and overall health."
This partnership ensures appropriate follow up care as needed, without disruptions. Sixty percent of CityMD urgent care patients do not have primary care physicians and many suffer from chronic conditions such as diabetes, asthma and heart disease. CityMD and Montefiore will offer patients a pathway to a positive experience, timely care and ultimately, optimized health and well-being. Working together, the two organizations' transformative healthcare practices will achieve these joint goals.
About Montefiore Health System
Montefiore Health System is one of New York's premier academic health systems and is a recognized leader in providing exceptional quality and personalized, accountable care to approximately three million people in communities across the Bronx, Westchester and the Hudson Valley. It is comprised of 10 hospitals, including the Children's Hospital at Montefiore, Burke Rehabilitation Hospital and close to 200 outpatient care sites. The advanced clinical and translational research at its medical school, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, directly informs patient care and improves outcomes. From the Montefiore-Einstein Centers of Excellence in cancer, cardiology and vascular care, pediatrics, and transplantation, to its preeminent school-based health program, Montefiore is a fully integrated healthcare delivery system providing coordinated, comprehensive care to patients and their families. For more information please visit www.montefiore.org. Follow us on Twitter and view us on Facebook and YouTube.
Founded in 2010 by a passionate group of emergency medicine physicians, CityMD's mission is to serve its communities by providing quality medical care through convenient access and an exceptional experience. The company's unwavering commitment to treating everyone with respect and genuine kindness while offering exceptional services and a cost-effective alternative to the ER, has enabled CityMD to grow from one Manhattan practice to more than 68 locations in the greater New York Metro Area and Seattle, Washington. To date, CityMD has treated nearly 5 million patients.
For more information about CityMD and a list of locations, please visit CityMD.com.
SOURCE Montefiore Health System