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Einstein, Maimonides and Montefiore Strengthen Relationships To Advance Education, Research and Patient Care

College of Medicine and Medical Centers Align to Increase Expertise

NEW YORK (February 26, 2013) – Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Maimonides Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center today announced their unique collaborative relationships.  Maimonides and Einstein signed an affiliation agreement with the goal of advancing medical education and research. Under terms of this agreement, Maimonides will become a University Hospital and the Brooklyn Campus of Einstein.

"These agreements build upon current relationships and better positions Maimonides for future success," said Pamela Brier, president and CEO of Maimonides. "As Einstein's Brooklyn Campus, we will strengthen our teaching programs and fortify physician recruitment. As a strategic partner with Montefiore, we will better prepare for new models of health care delivery."

The enhanced academic affiliation with Einstein will provide its students with educational and clinical clerkships at Maimonides in all core hospital programs. Maimonides physicians who teach and supervise students will receive faculty appointments at Einstein, and participate on faculty committees and in faculty development programs. Additionally, two trustees from each institution will serve on each other's boards.

"Maimonides Medical Center offers a superb environment for training Einstein students to become the competent and compassionate physicians the health care system of the future demands."

– Dean Allen M. Spiegel, M.D.

"Maimonides Medical Center offers a superb environment for training Einstein students to become the competent and compassionate physicians the health care system of the future demands," said Allen M. Spiegel, M.D., the Marilyn and Stanley M. Katz Dean of Albert Einstein College of Medicine. "The partnership between Einstein and Maimonides will make two outstanding institutions even stronger."

Separately, Montefiore, the University Hospital and Academic Medical Center for Einstein, and Maimonides entered into a strategic alliance to leverage the strengths of both institutions.  The alliance of Montefiore and Maimonides will allow the two institutions to work together to establish programs of clinical excellence, expand research capabilities and ensure that all patients have access to the full range of clinical services - from primary care to advanced specialty care.

Montefiore provides advanced subspecialty care through the Montefiore-Einstein Centers of Excellence and has broad expertise in care coordination and integrated care delivery in a way that effectively manages financial risk. Maimonides is a regional center of excellence and a leader in integrating behavioral and physical health care for patients with serious mental illness through care management and a robust IT platform. The strategic alliance will capitalize on the strengths of each institution and allow both to better prepare for new models of health care delivery in the future.

"Our agreement with Maimonides is based on common values and a shared commitment to provide patients with less fragmented, improved care," said Steven M. Safyer, M.D., president and CEO of Montefiore. "The healthcare system as a whole is facing many challenges.  We must grow and learn together in order to continue to improve patient care and outcomes."

About Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University is one of the nation's premier centers for research, medical education and clinical investigation. In 2012, Einstein received over $160 million in awards from the NIH for major research centers at Einstein in diabetes, cancer, liver disease, and AIDS, as well as other areas. Through its affiliation with Montefiore Medical Center, the University Hospital for Einstein, and six other hospital systems, the College of Medicine runs one of the largest post-graduate medical training programs in the United States, offering 155 residency programs to more than 2,200 physicians in training. For more information, please visit www.einstein.yu.edu and follow us on Twitter @EinsteinMed.

About Maimonides Medical Center

Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn's pre-eminent health care provider, is a University Hospital and the Brooklyn Campus of Albert Einstein College of Medicine. According to the federal government, Maimonides is one of only 22 hospitals in the nation to achieve outstanding patient outcomes in all three categories of care that are measured annually: heart attack, heart failure and pneumonia. A recipient of the HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award, Maimonides is comprised of four inpatient pavilions, a fully-accredited Children's Hospital, a Psychiatric Hospital and a comprehensive Cancer Center, as well as an extensive network of outpatient clinics. Widely recognized for its major achievements in advancing medical and information technology, Maimonides has 711 beds and over 70 subspecialty programs. For additional information on the nationally recognized clinical services at Maimonides Medical Center, please visit www.maimonidesmed.org.

About Montefiore Medical Center

As the University Hospital and Academic Medical Center for Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore is a premier academic medical center nationally renowned for its clinical excellence, scientific discovery and commitment to its community. Recognized among the top hospitals nationally and regionally by U.S. News & World Report, Montefiore provides compassionate, patient- and family-centered care and educates the healthcare professionals of tomorrow. The Children's Hospital at Montefiore is consistently named in U.S. News' "America's Best Children's Hospitals." With four hospitals, 1,491 beds and 90,000 annual admissions, Montefiore is an integrated health system seamlessly linked by advanced technology. State-of-the-art primary and specialty care is provided through a network of more than 130 locations across the region, including the largest school health program in the nation and a home health program. Montefiore's partnership with Einstein advances clinical and translational research to accelerate the pace at which new discoveries become the treatments and therapies that benefit patients. The medical center derives its inspiration for excellence from its patients and community, and continues to be on the frontlines of developing innovative approaches to care. For more information please visit www.montefiore.org and www.montekids.org. Follow us on Twitter; like us on Facebook; watch us on YouTube.