N.Y. hospital forges clinical affiliation with Northwell
Northwell Health has entered into a clinical partnership with Crouse Health, an independent community hospital in Syracuse, N.Y.
As part of the agreement, New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based Northwell will help Crouse expand its network and presence in New York. Northwell will offer Crouse assistance with population health, group purchasing, physician recruitment, quality-improvement initiatives and the possible creation of new urgent-care centers. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Northwell is the largest provider in New York, operating 21 hospitals and 550 outpatient facilities. The system has made recent efforts to grow its network. In the past few years, Northwell created a new insurance arm and merged with three hospitals.