Mount Sinai and Affiliated Physicians Announce Clinical Alliance

Mount Sinai Health System and Affiliated Physicians announced a formal agreement that will allow both entities to leverage the individual strengths of each organization.

New York
 – January 21, 2014 /Press Release/  –– 

Today, the Mount Sinai Health System and Affiliated Physicians, one of the nation's top providers of corporate preventive healthcare services, announced a formal agreement between the two organizations, known as a "clinical alliance," that will allow both entities to leverage the individual strengths of each organization, resulting in the highest levels of quality patient care.  Each organization will remain completely independent of one another.

"This relationship allows us to collaborate with a high quality network of physicians who share our vision of providing excellent care to patients," said Arthur Klein, MD, President of the Mount Sinai Health Network. "In Affiliated Physicians' capacity as an important resource for corporate and executive health, they will be a partner in promoting continuity of care, managing diseases, and improving clinical outcomes."

For more than 30 years, Affiliated Physicians has provided employee health services to corporate clients, including comprehensive physical exams, flu vaccinations, on-site wellness screening programs, pre-placement exams, drug screenings and travel immunizations.

"The primary mission of this alliance is to provide the best possible care to our patients," said Dr. Martin Cukier, CEO of Affiliated Physicians. "Our relationship with Mount Sinai guarantees that patients who need additional specialized care receive that care from world-class physicians, who are among the foremost experts in their fields."

The clinical alliance between Mount Sinai and Affiliated Physicians will allow the latter organization to enhance their role as patient care navigators, offering secure access to a network of highly talented and experienced specialists for their corporate clients should the need arise.  The partnership will also enhance provider communications and improve the overall continuum of care.  For more information on Affiliated Physicians, please visit http://www.affiliatedphysicians.com.

About the Mount Sinai Health System
The Mount Sinai Health System is an integrated health system committed to providing distinguished care, conducting transformative research, and advancing biomedical education. Structured around seven member hospital campuses and a single medical school, the Health System has an extensive ambulatory network and a range of inpatient and outpatient services—from community-based facilities to tertiary and quaternary care.

The System includes approximately 6,600 primary and specialty care physicians, 12-minority-owned free-standing ambulatory surgery centers, over 45 ambulatory practices throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, and Long Island, as well as 31 affiliated community health centers. Physicians are affiliated with the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, which is ranked among the top 20 medical schools both in National Institutes of Health funding and by U.S. News & World Report.

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