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Alliance aims to expand pediatric services on East Coast

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Mount Sinai Health System in New York have announced an alliance designed to give children in the New York metropolitan area access to a broad scope of pediatric services.

The initial phase of the alliance will begin with the development of a collaborative pediatric oncology program that provides access to the newest treatments and expertise from MSHS and CHOP experts in pediatric cancer. Development of programs in cardiac care and fetal medicine will follow. Services will be available at select Mount Sinai locations.

This collaboration, which was announced Nov. 4, leverages the strength and presence of Mount Sinai’s services, adult and pediatrics, with CHOP’s pediatrics expertise and cutting-edge therapies, according to a news release.

“Mount Sinai is pleased to collaborate with CHOP, a world-renowned institution, to ensure excellent patient care,” Kenneth L. Davis, MD, president and CEO of the Mount Sinai Health System, said in the release. “Our goal is to offer the highest quality care to pediatric patients — especially those with complex needs — across a large health system and a fast growing ambulatory care network. And together, we will be uniquely positioned to recruit and retain the best faculty in the region.”

The Mount Sinai Health System is composed of seven hospital campuses, a growing ambulatory network and a renowned medical school, the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is ranked among the nation’s best children’s hospitals by U.S News & World Report and is a leading pediatric service provider in the country.

“Over the recent past, CHOP has systematically sought strategic alliances with leading hospital systems, mainly in the Southeastern Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey markets,” Madeline Bell, president and CEO of The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, said in the release. “The alliance with the Mount Sinai Health System emerged from a shared vision and commitment to making the very best care available to more children. Our decision to join with MSHS in the New York region reflects both the respect and admiration we have for Mount Sinai, and recognition of the needs of the region for world-class pediatric medical care.”

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