Northern Westchester Hospital, Mount Kisco, N.Y., and the North Shore-LIJ Health System announced Dec. 8 that an agreement has been reached for the 233-bed hospital to join the health network.
With a formal agreement signed, North Shore-LIJ will proceed to secure all necessary approvals to finalize the relationship, according to a news release.
Northern Westchester becomes North Shore-LIJ’s 19th hospital.
“By joining the North Shore-LIJ Health System, NWH will directly benefit from stronger clinical information systems, economies of scale, access to capital, and the sharing of knowledge available from a system of community hospitals anchored by well-established academic medical centers,” Joel Seligman, president and CEO of Northern Westchester, said in the release. “We are confident that the decision to have NWH join the North Shore-LIJ System will prove to be a very good one for our community.”
The recent addition of Phelps Memorial Hospital Center in Sleepy Hollow, N.Y., continues the expansion of the health system’s presence in Westchester County, beyond its traditional service area in New York City and Long Island. The addition of Northern Westchester’s approximately 1,200 employees increases North Shore-LIJ’s workforce to more than 51,000 – the largest private employer in New York State, according to the release.