Westchester Health Associates Joins Northwell Health

Northwell Health President & CEO Michael Dowling, left, with Westchester Health Associates’ President & CEO Dr. Peter Mercurio.

Northwell Health President & CEO Michael Dowling, left, with Westchester Health Associates’ President & CEO Dr. Peter Mercurio.

Westchester Health Associates will become part of Northwell Health on March 1, bolstering New York State’s largest health system with an extensive network of physicians and specialty practices. After signing a letter of intent in 2015 and entering into exclusive negotiations, Westchester Health and Northwell have finalized an agreement to partner in support of their shared commitment to quality and enhancing the patient experience.

Westchester Health has more than 100 providers in 39 locations throughout Westchester and Putnam counties in New York, as well as Stamford, CT. The practice includes primary care physicians and specialists in allergy/immunology, cardiology, dermatology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, neurology, ophthalmology, obstetrics/gynecology, pediatrics, plastic surgery, podiatry and urology.

The agreement officially integrates Westchester Health Associates into the health system’s medical group practice, Northwell Health Physician Partners, which includes about 2,700 clinicians throughout the New York area.

“With the addition of Westchester Health Associates, Northwell Health is significantly expanding its footprint in Westchester County and beyond, adding 39 locations to an ambulatory network that already includes more than 550 outpatient facilities throughout the New York area,”     said Michael J. Dowling, Northwell Health’s president and chief executive officer. “For our patients, Northwell’s partnership with Westchester Health Associates and its exceptional team of medical professionals provides even more choices to access quality care. It also builds on Northwell’s population health efforts to improve the coordination of care to the local communities we serve through Northern Westchester Hospital and Phelps Memorial Hospital Center.”

Westchester Health Associates is recognized as a premier medical practice whose members are leaders in population health management, as evidenced by its designation as a Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home – the highest recognition for a medical group – by the National Committee for Quality Assurance Physician Practice Connections.

“We are excited to join forces with Northwell Health and serve as their platform for Ambulatory Care growth in our region.  We too share the vision to provide comprehensive affordable care to our patients and set the standard for quality in the region,” said Peter Mercurio, MD, FACC, president and CEO of Westchester Health Associates, a former member of the Northern Westchester Board of Trustees and past  president of both the hospital’s medical board and the medical staff.

Westchester Health Associates’ offices are located in Armonk, Briarcliff Manor, Chappaqua, Harrison, Jefferson Valley, Katonah, Mahopac, Mamaroneck, Mt. Kisco, Mt. Pleasant, Scarsdale, Shrub Oak, Sleepy Hollow, Somers, Stamford CT, Tarrytown, Tuckahoe, Valhalla, White Plains and Yorktown Heights.


About Northwell Health
Northwell Health is New York State’s largest health care provider and private employer, with 21 hospitals and over 550 outpatient facilities. We care for more than two million people annually in the metro New York area and beyond, thanks to philanthropic support from our communities. Our 61,000 employees – 15,000+ nurses and nearly 3,400 physicians, including nearly 2,700 dedicated members of Northwell Health Physician Partners — are working to change health care for the better. We’re making breakthroughs in medicine at the Feinstein Institute. We’re training the next generation of medical professionals at the visionary Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine and the School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies. And we offer health insurance through CareConnect. For information on our more than 100 medical specialties, visit Northwell.edu.

About Westchester Health Associates

With 39 offices throughout Westchester County and Stamford, CT, Westchester Health Associates is a full-service medical group with a large primary care practice, as well as specialists in: allergy/immunology, cardiology, dermatology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, gynecology and obstetrics, neurology, ophthalmology, pediatrics, physical therapy, plastic surgery, podiatry, and urology.

Jason Molinet

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