SYS-CON MEDIA Authors: Pat Romanski, Nikita Ivanov, Yeshim Deniz, Elizabeth White, Sean Houghton

News Feed Item

North Shore-LIJ Health System, Boca Raton Regional Hospital Announce Affiliation Agreement

Strategic alliance targets opportunities for collaborative programs, initiatives and services

BOCA RATON, Fla., Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The North Shore-LIJ Health System and Boca Raton Regional Hospital today announced an affiliation agreement aimed at creating synergistic opportunities in such areas as patient care, clinical program development and research and education in the health sciences. The agreement -- the first of its kind between an independent healthcare provider in New York and one in South Florida -- has an initial three-year term.  

North Shore-LIJ Health System is the largest integrated healthcare network in New York State and one of the nation's largest healthcare systems, with net annual revenue of more than $7 billion. The health system  has 16 hospitals, about 400 ambulatory physician practices throughout the New York metropolitan area, affiliations with more than 9,400 physicians and a total workforce of about 47,000 – North Shore-LIJ is the largest private employer in New York State. North Shore-LIJ also has its own medical school (Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine) and research enterprise (Feinstein Institute for Medical Research).

"Our affiliation will permit both organizations to collaborate and share best practices to better meet the healthcare needs of the populations we serve, including many patients who live in the New York area and spend their winters in Palm Beach and Broward counties," said Michael J. Dowling, North Shore-LIJ's President and CEO.  "Establishing this new relationship will lead to better continuity of care for patients who rely on both providers for their care. From the continuity and quality-of-care perspective alone, we had an excellent foundation for establishing a relationship."

"This is a very exciting and important development for Boca Raton Regional Hospital," said Jerry Fedele, President and CEO. "We are thrilled to establish a mutually beneficial relationship with one of the most accomplished health systems in the country."

This unique agreement between independent healthcare systems operating in different states provides substantial value to the respective hospitals, affiliated physicians and patients in both New York and Florida.

Fedele and Dowling emphasized that discussions between the organizations identified a number of opportunities for additional collaboration.

"While our preliminary talks were rooted in continuity of care, we soon discovered a joint desire to explore ways that we could learn from each other," said Fedele. "The depth and experience of a system such as North Shore-LIJ certainly presents outstanding advantages to us and will be important as healthcare migrates to new paradigms of care that are focused on population health management, wellness and new risk and performance–based payment structures." 

Dowling stressed that the quality of programs and services at Boca Regional was also a determining factor for North Shore-LIJ to structure an affiliation. "It was essential for us to partner with an organization that shares our level of commitment to patient care. By any metric, be it patient safety, quality of care or national accolades for clinical excellence, Boca Regional is exceptional," he said. "When you couple that with its programmatic vibrancy and its regional leadership in such areas as heart and cancer care, women's health and now the neurosciences, this is a hospital that we can recommend to our patients with great confidence and enthusiasm."

Fedele emphasized that the affiliation with North Shore-LIJ was indicative of Boca Regional's ongoing efforts to not only respond to industry challenges, but to strengthen itself through creative relationships. The Hospital's Board recently completed a strategic planning process that called for Boca Regional to remain an independent, not-for-profit hospital while seeking partnerships that would strengthen its ability to thrive and provide the best care for its patients in an evolving healthcare environment.

Under the affiliation agreement, both Boca Raton Regional Hospital and North Shore-LIJ will maintain their respective corporate independence and local autonomy.

"We are most enthused with this agreement," said Boca Regional Board Chair, Christine E. Lynn. "It is indicative of both the Board's and management's desire to seek out new and better ways to serve our community while remaining true to our mission and heritage. Our new relationship with North Shore-LIJ compliments that goal perfectly."

"North Shore-LIJ is thrilled to develop this formal affiliation with a hospital outside of New York that will focus principally on clinical care programming," said Richard D. Goldstein, Chair of the North Shore-LIJ Board of Trustees. "Working with an extraordinary partner like Boca Raton Regional Hospital, we will ensure that thousands of New Yorkers and Floridians with homes in both states will be able to access the coordinated care they need to stay healthy."

 About Boca Raton Regional Hospital

Boca Raton Regional Hospital is an advanced, tertiary medical center (www.brrh.com) with 400 beds and more than 800 primary and specialty physicians on staff. The Hospital is a recognized leader in oncology, cardiovascular disease and surgery, minimally invasive surgery, orthopedics, women's health, emergency medicine and the neurosciences, all of which offer state-of-the-art diagnostic and imaging capabilities. The Hospital is a designated Comprehensive Stroke Center by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA).

Boca Raton Regional Hospital is the recipient of the 2013 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical ExcellenceTM for the ninth year in a row and was named one of America's 50 Best Hospitals in 2011, 2012 and 2013, both by Healthgrades®. Boca Raton Regional Hospital was also recognized for the third consecutive year in U.S. News & World Report's 2013-2014 Best Hospitals listing as a top-ranked hospital in the South Florida metropolitan area.

About North Shore-LIJ
One of the nation's largest health systems, North Shore-LIJ delivers world-class clinical care throughout the New York metropolitan area, pioneering research at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research and a visionary approach to medical education highlighted by the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine. North Shore-LIJ cares for people at every stage of life at 16 hospitals and about 400 outpatient physician practices throughout the region. North Shore-LIJ's owned hospitals and long-term care facilities house more than 6,000 beds, employ over 10,000 nurses and have affiliations with more than 9,400 physicians. With a workforce of more than 47,000, North Shore-LIJ is the largest private employer in New York State.  For more information, go to www.northshorelij.com.

SOURCE North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
SYS-CON Events announced today that Gridstore™, the leader in hyper-converged infrastructure purpose-built to optimize Microsoft workloads, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Gridstore™ is the leader in hyper-converged infrastructure purpose-built for Microsoft workloads and designed to accelerate applications in virtualized environments. Gridstore’s hyper-converged infrastructure is the ...
P2P RTC will impact the landscape of communications, shifting from traditional telephony style communications models to OTT (Over-The-Top) cloud assisted & PaaS (Platform as a Service) communication services. The P2P shift will impact many areas of our lives, from mobile communication, human interactive web services, RTC and telephony infrastructure, user federation, security and privacy implications, business costs, and scalability. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Robin Raymond, Chief Architect...
"Matrix is an ambitious open standard and implementation that's set up to break down the fragmentation problems that exist in IP messaging and VoIP communication," explained John Woolf, Technical Evangelist at Matrix, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
An entirely new security model is needed for the Internet of Things, or is it? Can we save some old and tested controls for this new and different environment? In his session at @ThingsExpo, New York's at the Javits Center, Davi Ottenheimer, EMC Senior Director of Trust, reviewed hands-on lessons with IoT devices and reveal a new risk balance you might not expect. Davi Ottenheimer, EMC Senior Director of Trust, has more than nineteen years' experience managing global security operations and asse...
We are reaching the end of the beginning with WebRTC, and real systems using this technology have begun to appear. One challenge that faces every WebRTC deployment (in some form or another) is identity management. For example, if you have an existing service – possibly built on a variety of different PaaS/SaaS offerings – and you want to add real-time communications you are faced with a challenge relating to user management, authentication, authorization, and validation. Service providers will w...
DevOps is all about agility. However, you don't want to be on a high-speed bus to nowhere. The right DevOps approach controls velocity with a tight feedback loop that not only consists of operational data but also incorporates business context. With a business context in the decision making, the right business priorities are incorporated, which results in a higher value creation. In his session at DevOps Summit, Todd Rader, Solutions Architect at AppDynamics, discussed key monitoring techniques...
The 3rd International @ThingsExpo, co-located with the 16th International Cloud Expo - to be held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY - announces that it is now accepting Keynote Proposals. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the most profound change in personal and enterprise IT since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago. All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devices - computers, smartphones, tablets, and sensors - connected to th...
SYS-CON Media announced that Centrify, a provider of unified identity management across cloud, mobile and data center environments that delivers single sign-on (SSO) for users and a simplified identity infrastructure for IT, has launched an ad campaign on Cloud Computing Journal. The ads focus on security: how an organization can successfully control privilege for all of the organization’s identities to mitigate identity-related risk without slowing down the business, and how Centrify provides ...
The Internet of Things will greatly expand the opportunities for data collection and new business models driven off of that data. In her session at @ThingsExpo, Esmeralda Swartz, CMO of MetraTech, discussed how for this to be effective you not only need to have infrastructure and operational models capable of utilizing this new phenomenon, but increasingly service providers will need to convince a skeptical public to participate. Get ready to show them the money!
The 3rd International Internet of @ThingsExpo, co-located with the 16th International Cloud Expo - to be held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY - announces that its Call for Papers is now open. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the biggest idea since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago.
The term culture has had a polarizing effect among DevOps supporters. Some propose that culture change is critical for success with DevOps, but are remiss to define culture. Some talk about a DevOps culture but then reference activities that could lead to culture change and there are those that talk about culture change as a set of behaviors that need to be adopted by those in IT. There is no question that businesses successful in adopting a DevOps mindset have seen departmental culture change, ...
In her General Session at 15th Cloud Expo, Anne Plese, Senior Consultant, Cloud Product Marketing, at Verizon Enterprise, focused on finding the right mix of renting vs. buying Oracle capacity to scale to meet business demands, and offer validated Oracle database TCO models for Oracle development and testing environments. Anne Plese is a marketing and technology enthusiast/realist with over 19+ years in high tech. At Verizon Enterprise, she focuses on driving growth for the Verizon Cloud platfo...
"There is a natural synchronization between the business models, the IoT is there to support ,” explained Brendan O'Brien, Co-founder and Chief Architect of Aria Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at the 15th International Cloud Expo®, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
This builds on Puppet Labs' first class Windows support, including native .MSI packages for x32 and x64 operating systems, modules to extend common Windows server management tools, including Powershell, and integrations with Microsoft Azure and Visual Studio. By automating common Windows administration tasks, Puppet Labs is enabling users to adopt DevOps practices, thereby reducing the time needed to deploy applications from weeks to hours.
DevOps Summit 2015 New York, co-located with the 16th International Cloud Expo - to be held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY - announces that it is now accepting Keynote Proposals. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait for long development cycles that produce software that is obsolete...