2009-04-17 / Community

Hospital Group Sponsors PHC

Peninsula Hospital Joins MediSys Network

Peninsula Hospital Center is merging with MediSys. Peninsula Hospital Center is merging with MediSys. The MediSys Health Network has announced that Peninsula Hospital Center has become a sponsored facility, adding a fourth hospital and a third nursing home to its growing New York based network.

Robert V. Levine will remain as President and CEO of Peninsula Hospital and the Peninsula Board of Directors will remain in place, under the MediSys Board sponsorship umbrella.

This arrangement will benefit both facilities and will ensure that excellent healthcare will continue to be available to the residents throughout South- Queens and the Rockaway peninsula. The synergies brought about by this partnership will allow for more efficiency through economies of scale, sharing of clinical expertise, and greater bargaining power in the marketplace.

Already shared services include providing much needed anesthesia support to Peninsula Hospital Center by Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, and the clinical rotation of Peninsula's residents at Flushing Hospital Medical Center, another one of the MediSys facilities. Other areas will be explored, both clinical and non- clinical, to obtain the most benefit for the strength of the institutions, the network and the residents of Queens.

"The healthcare industry has been greatly impacted by a weak economy, managed care manipulation of payments to hospitals, and the issues of the uninsured, and now more than ever it is imperative that hospitals have support and are not left standing alone," said David P. Rosen, President and CEO of the MediSys Health Network.

"Peninsula Hospital Center is an ideal fit, as it enables us to continue to build on what we have been doing over the years to improve health care service and access for Queens residents," stated Rosen.

"We've had an ongoing collaboration with our neighbors at MediSys and it has now become time to formalize that relationship," stated Levine. "We look forward to the bright future that this partnership brings to our institutions and the patients that we serve."

MediSys Health Network is a notfor profit organization, consisting of Brookdale, Flushing, and Jamaica Hospital Medical Centers. The network comprises some 10,000 employees, 1,200 acute care beds, including 129 psychiatric beds and 652 longterm care beds, 16 ambulatory care centers, and an Advanced Center for Psychotherapy, as well as the Trump Pavilion and Schulman Schachne Nursing and Rehabilitation Centers.

The network is one of only fours centers for Bioterrorism Preparedness in New York City and boasts the first and only Transitional Care Unit in the metro area, three state designated stroke centers, two Level 1 Trauma Centers, and TJH Medical Services, the eighth largest physician group. The hospitals also participate in "NYC Project Hypothermia." Annually, the network treats over 600,000 patients in it ambulatory care centers and approximately 250,000 patients in its emergency departments.

MediSys currently manages more than $1.3 billion in annual revenue.

Peninsula Hospital Center operates a 173-bed acute care community teaching hospital campus encompassing a 200-bed long-term care and rehabilitation center (Peninsula Center for Extended Care and Rehabilitation). The Hospital Center, a NYSDOH designated Stroke Center, also provides a Traumatic Brain Injury/Acute Stroke Rehabilitation Unit, Hospice Care Unit, and Chronic Vent Unit. In addition, the Hospital Center serves as the regional provider for Radiation Oncology Services and maintains active pediatric programs. In 2007, the Hospital Center celebrated its 100th anniversary of providing quality health care.

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