Valley and Mount Sinai Expand Childcare Partnership

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Valley Health System is pleased to announce a clinical collaboration with Mount Sinai Health System to offer an expanded roster of children’s services in northern New Jersey. This partnership provides local access to specialist pediatric providers affiliated with Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital and supports the development of new health programs and services for children in the Valley.

To date, through this collaboration, Valley has added specialists from Mount Sinai in the fields of pediatric cardiology, endocrinology, allergy/immunology and gastroenterology to its team of pediatricians. Additional clinical areas will be added in the coming months. The Mount Sinai specialists join a team of Valley pediatric specialists in a number of clinical areas including:

• Cardiology including prenatal examination

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• Developmental Paediatrics

• Endocrinology and diabetes care

• Gastroenterology and Nutrition

• Pneumology

• Physiatrics

• Weight management

• Sleep

•Psychiatry

“We are very pleased to welcome our Mount Sinai colleagues to our team of established pediatric subspecialists,” said J. Antonio Quiros, MD, DHA, Chair of Children’s Services at Valley Medical Group and Clinical Professor of Pediatrics and Faculty at Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. “Through this relationship, we will be able to expand our range of services and offer our pediatric patients the benefit of world-class expertise close to their home, here in Bergen County.”

“We are proud to partner with Valley Health System to provide specialty children’s services in this region,” said Margaret Pastuszko, MBA, President and Chief Operating Officer of Mount Sinai Health System. “Mount Sinai and the Valley is committed to providing quality care. Our collective mission to bring patients in northern New Jersey a higher level of specialty care from leading medical and scientific leaders at Mount Sinai will positively impact the health and well-being of our patients and their families.”

“In the light of recent events, it’s much easier to see the importance of bringing cutting-edge medical research together with excellent clinical care to our region’s children and families,” said Fernando Ferrer, MD, Chief Operating Officer, Das Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital, vice chairman of hospital operations, division of pediatrics and medical director of the health network for pediatric services in the Mount Sinai health system. “Through this joint initiative, our organizations continue to build on our strong commitment to making this type of highly specialized pediatric care easily accessible and close to home.”

“Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai are respected around the world for their clinical care and innovation for pediatric patients,” said Robert Brenner, MD, President, Clinical Integration & Physician Enterprise. “We are excited to offer an expanded list of programs and services to the communities we serve.”

In December 2015, Valley and Mount Sinai announced plans to join forces across clinical programs, research and educational offerings. The Child Health Alliance is the second of these collaborations between the two organizations. In 2016, Mount Sinai and Valley announced Valley-Mount Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Care to provide improved inpatient and outpatient cancer care by providing access to an expanded roster of clinical trials and Mount Sinai’s nationally recognized experts in cancer care and development offer new programs and services.

“Valley and Mount Sinai share a commitment to excellence in patient care,” said Audrey Meyers, President and CEO of Valley Health System. “We look forward to further expanding our relationship with Mount Sinai.”

Mount Sinai in New York City includes eight hospitals and Icahn Mount Sinai. Headquartered in Ridgewood, New Jersey, Valley Health System includes Valley Hospital, Valley Home Care and Valley Medical Group.

Valley pediatricians see patients at practices in Paramus and Ridgewood. To schedule an appointment with one of our pediatric specialists, please call 1-800-VALLEY 1 (1-800-825-5391).

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