BY SARA GILBERT
Bon Secours Charity Health System joins Saint Francis Hospital and Health Centers and St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital
Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern announced on Wednesday, September 12 that it would be joining a new major health alliance, Hudson Health Partners, LLC. They gathered to announce the news, answer the public’s questions, officially sign the documents and drink champagne at Good Samaritan.
This new organization will be comprised of Bon Secours Charity Health System, which includes Good Samaritan, Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis and St. Anthony Community Hospital in Warwick, Saint Francis Hospital and Health Centers and St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital.
Philip Patterson, president and CEO of Bon Secours, Robert L. Savage, president and CEO of Saint Francis Hospital and Health Centers, and Allan E. Atzrott, president and CEO at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital all spoke to the group before drinks and food were served.
They all agreed that the purpose of this new joint collaboration was to work together and make each hospital more efficient. They hope to do that by sharing analytics and resources, reducing redundancies, pooling contracts, information and more.
“The list is endless as to what we can do,” said Atzrott. “We can always improve and manage things better overall.”
“With this we’ll better serve our community,” said Patterson.
Atzrott vouched for the idea and said, “We know other groups who have come together and have literally saved themselves millions by joining forces.
“We know that Bon Secours has been ahead of the curve in many ways and we hope to tap into those advancements to create strengths that we never had before,” said Atzrott.
The most important thing, they all agreed, is that “we have the same goals.”
All three CEOs and the room raised their glasses for a toast, “Wonderful things will come from this alliance. To collaboration… To tomorrow, not yesterday.”
They then signed the alliance documents.