A new proposed agreement between Nuvance Health and Northwell Health emphasizes commitment to community-centric care, patient accessibility and academic advancements for the Hudson Valley. Together, 28 hospitals would become affiliated.

Nuvance Health and Northwell Health Aim to Unite 28 Hospitals

On February 28th, Northwell Health and Nuvance Health, two nonprofit, mission-driven healthcare organizations, announced they have entered into a strategic agreement to form a new integrated regional health system serving communities across New York and Connecticut. The proposed agreement will allow the organizations to come together formally upon receipt of necessary regulatory approval. 

The new deal aims to:

  • Deliver extraordinary clinical care locally to patients
  • Create healthier communities
  • Expedite medical innovation
  • Offer new workforce opportunities

Northwell and Nuvance Health will combine the strengths of both organizations and advance the level of care for patients in New York and Connecticut. The new regional system will bring greater access to primary, specialty and hospital care through a diverse network of combined 14,500 providers and over 1,000 sites of care, including 28 hospitals. Northwell will make significant investments in Nuvance Health, helping it continue to evolve as a high-quality and comprehensive health care system serving communities throughout New York and Connecticut.

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Nuvance Health’s 2023 loss of $150 million, which is part of an ongoing trend since the coronavirus crisis, was a main reason leaders of the Danbury-based health system agreed to join New York’s Northwell Health — a deal that creates a $20 billion network with 28 hospitals and 99,000 employees.

About Northwell Health

Northwell Health is New York State’s largest health care provider and private employer, with 21 hospitals, about 900 outpatient facilities and more than 12,000 affiliated physicians. They care for over two million people annually in the New York metro area and beyond, thanks to philanthropic support from their communities. The 85,000 employees — 18,900 nurses and 4,900 employed doctors, including members of Northwell Health Physician Partners — are working to change health care for the better. They’re making breakthroughs in medicine at the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research. They're training the next generation of medical professionals at the visionary Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and the Hofstra Northwell School of Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies. 

About Nuvance Health

Nuvance Health is a system of award-winning nonprofit hospitals and outpatient healthcare services throughout the Hudson Valley and western Connecticut, including Danbury Hospital and its New Milford campusNorwalk Hospital and Sharon Hospital in Connecticut; Northern Dutchess HospitalPutnam Hospital and Vassar Brothers Medical Center in New York. Nuvance Health offers the latest prevention, diagnostic, medical, surgical and rehabilitation services, including through the Cancer, Digestive Health, Heart & Vascular and Neuroscience Institutes; and primary and specialty care services through Nuvance Health Medical Practices. Nuvance Health also provides convenient healthcare through home care, urgent care and telehealth visits.

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