PRESS RELEASE– Royal Philips and Bon Secours Charity Health System (BSCHS), a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), in late January announced a multi-year, strategic partnership agreement with a total value of $180 million.
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. The partnership, which is based on an enterprise managed services model, will provide BSCHS 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.
Additionally, the collaboration will help BSCHS deliver on its mission of being a leading provider of community health services in the Hudson Valley, with a focus on redefining how quality care is delivered in areas such as radiology, cardiology, neurology and pediatrics.
“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.”
The partnership between Philips and BSCHS builds on the existing 15-year, $500 million relationship between Philips and WMCHealth which started in 2015. Through the agreement, BSCHS will work with Philips to optimize standardization, workflow, and medical technology deployment. With early and ongoing access to the latest Philips innovations in healthcare technology and established best practices, BSCHS should be able to further optimize its operational effectiveness.
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County Executive Ed Day with CEO of Good Sam and Joe Robinson, Senior Vice President Healthcare Solutions Phillips North America