Interactive map: Tracking Westchester’s community hospitals

By John Golden

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Formed in 1996, Health Star Network Inc. in Armonk, which did business as Stellaris Health Network, in 2013 was disbanded by its four member hospitals in Westchester as they explored new operating partnerships with larger, more robustly financed metropolitan health systems. Also in 2013, Sound Shore Health System, which operated hospitals in New Rochelle and Mount Vernon, declared bankruptcy.

In the year-and-a-half since, three new constellations of community-hospital care in Westchester have begun to form around three major institutions expanding into the county: Montefiore Health System in the Bronx, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan and North Shore-LIJ Health System on Long Island.

Four of the proposed realignments have not received final approval from the state Health Department. Montefiore last November completed its acquisition through U.S. Bankruptcy Court of Sound Shore Health System’s assets in New Rochelle and Mount Vernon.

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, led by CEO Steven J. Corwin, was created in a 1998 merger of New York Hospital, founded in 1771, and Presbyterian Hospital, founded in 1868. Montefiore was founded in 1884 and is headed by President and CEO Stephen M. Safyer. Michael J. Dowling leads North Shore-LIJ as president and CEO.

The community hospitals are color coded in the interactive map below based on their affiliations. NewYork-Presbyterian is represented in green, Montefiore in red and North Shore-LIJ in blue.

Fore more information on a hospital and its affiliation, click the hospital icon and “more details.”

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John Golden
The Business Journal’s senior writer, John Golden directs news coverage of the county and Hudson Valley region as Westchester bureau chief. He was an award-winning upstate columnist and feature writer before joining the Business Journal in 2007. He is the author of “Northern Drift: Sketches on the New York Frontier,” a collection of his regional journalism.