Valley Health System is seeking to expand pediatric services in the northern part of the state through a clinical collaboration with Mount Sinai Health System.
Announced May 31, the partnership will offer access to specialty providers affiliated with Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital and support the development of new programs and services from Ridgewood-based Valley Health.
“We are very pleased to welcome our colleagues from Mount Sinai to our team of well-established pediatric subspecialists,” said Dr. J. Antonio Quiros, chair of children’s services for 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 provide our pediatric patients the benefit of world-class expertise close to home, here in Bergen County.”
This new alliance marks the second between Valley and Mount Sinai. In December 2015, the systems forged a partnership on programs, research and education initiatives. The following year, the Valley-Mount Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Care was launched to enhance in- and outpatient cancer services through an expanded roster of clinical trials, access to experts from Mount Sinai, and the development of new programs and services.
The newest effort between the two providers has already welcomed specialists in pediatric cardiology, endocrinology, allergy/immunology and gastroenterology to its team of pediatric specialty care providers — who see patients in offices located in Paramus and Ridgewood — with additional areas set to be added in the coming months.
“Against the backdrop of recent events, it is much easier to appreciate the importance of being able to bring to bear cutting edge medical research along with outstanding clinical care to our region’s children and families,” said Dr. Fernando Ferrer, chief operating officer, The Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital, vice chair of hospital operations, Department of Pediatrics, and health network medical director for pediatric services at Mount Sinai Health System. “Through this joint initiative, our organizations further extend our strong commitment to make this type of highly specialized pediatric care easily accessible and close to home.”
Valley pediatric specialists practice in cardiology, including pre-natal evaluation; developmental pediatrics; endocrinology and diabetes care; gastroenterology and nutrition; pulmonology; physiatry; weight management; sleep and psychiatry.
“Valley and Mount Sinai share a dedication to providing outstanding patient care,” said Valley Health President and CEO Audrey Meyers in a statement. “We look forward to continuing to build our relationship with Mount Sinai.”
New York City-based Mount Sinai is comprised of eight hospitals and Icahn Mount Sinai. Valley Health System includes The Valley Hospital, Valley Home Care and Valley Medical Group.