Three Hospitals Announce Affiliation to Enhance Services


September 12, 2012

Three Hospitals Announce Affiliation to Enhance Services Suffern, NY: CEOs from three Hudson Valley Health Systems, representing five area hospitals, announced the Formation of Hudson Health Partners, LLC. The hospitals are:

  • Bon Secours Community Hospital, Port Jervis

  • Good Samaritan Hospital, Suffern

  • St. Anthony Community Hospital, Warwick

  • St. Francis Hospital, Poughkeepsie

  • St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital, Newburgh and Cornwall campuses

Hudson Health  Partners Chairman Allan  E. Atzrott  said, "HHP is a strategic alliance, serving contiguous regionsthroughout the Hudson Valley. We will partner to enhance care to residents through Quality Initiatives, and improved  and  standardized  efficiency  throughout all of our member systems.”

"Hudson Health Partners represents a true collaboration among it s member  hospitals  to improve access to high quality care, and sustaining  and enhancing services to our communities. In this environment of increasing  cost, health care providers need to think differently," said Atzrott. "Collaborations  are needed in order to respond to the needs of he communities served, to provide access to services such as home health and chroniccare. Access to these services re essential in ensuring continuity, a cornerstone of Health Care Reform.

Collectively these hospitals represent three counties, and 988,000 people residing in the region. 

Hudson Health Partners will focus on:

  • Quality initiatives and best practices to ensure that residents of the region have access to exceptional care.

  • Clinical collaborations including Wellness initiatives, pre- and post-hospital care, and enhancing and

  • expanding provisions of care across the continuum.

  • Physician Services including recruitment, medical education, Electronic Health Record, and Practice

  • Management Services.

  • Hospital Services, Employee Health, pilot projects/incubators, clinical and support services. 

  • Enhanced efficiency through group purchasing and shared resources to allow hospitals to grow and expand services.

Hudson Health Partners will be a new entity, while each hospital will remain independent and continue to be responsible or its own assets, operations and liabilities.  Each will continue to operate under the direction and control of their respective governing boards.





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