Today Royal Philips and Bon Secours Charity Health System (BSCHS), a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), announced a $180M multi-year, strategic partnership agreement to support their goals of expanding access to quality care & building healthier communities through population health management. The agreement will make Philips solutions available to BSCHS in support of their goal to transform the delivery of healthcare to the residents of New York’s Hudson Valley, including population health programs that can improve care and help build healthier communities.
Key highlights from the partnership agreement include:
– Partnership is based on an enterprise managed services model that will provide Bon Secours with advanced medical technologies such as imaging systems, patient monitoring, telehealth and clinical informatics solutions and a comprehensive range of clinical and business consulting services.
– The Bon Secours Charity Health System-Philips partnership to focus on redefining how quality care is delivered in areas such as radiology, cardiology, neurology and pediatrics. Hospitals and health systems with similar long-term strategic partnerships are seeing a significant reduction in technology and service spending, while enhancing productivity, optimizing performance and improving clinical quality.
– Agreement is an adjunct to the existing 15-year, $500 million partnership between the Westchester Medical Center Health Network and Philips which started in 2015. Through the agreement, BSCHS will work with Philips to optimize standardization, workflow, and medical technology deployment.
“As part of a regional health system, we want to increase standardization, connectivity and optimization of our technology resources, while still having the flexibility to invest in the innovations we need to support healthier communities,” said Mary Leahy, MD, CEO of Bon Secours Charity Health System. “By collaborating with partners like Philips, we can go beyond providing diagnosis and treatment and work on proactive health management such as healthy living and prevention, building health in our communities. Together, we can transform healthcare, creating integrated solutions and patient care models, while providing exceptional, compassionate care for all those we serve.”
BSCHS consists of Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern, New York; Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis, New York and St. Anthony Community Hospital in Warwick, New York, along with long-term care facilities and other services.