by Lauren Dubinsky
, Senior Reporter | January 27, 2017
Expands on 15-year partnership
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Royal Philips inked another long-term deal this week.
The $180 million partnership agreement with Bon Secour Charity Health System is an expansion to Philips existing 15-year partnership with Westchester Medical Center Health Network
that started in 2015.
Based on an enterprise managed services model, the partnership will provide BSCHS with advanced imaging systems, clinical informatics solutions, patient monitors, telehealth technology and clinical and business consulting services.
The health system's goal is to revamp how care is delivered in areas such as radiology, cardiology, neurology and pediatrics. They will work to increase the standardization, connectivity and optimization of their technology while still having flexibility to invest in new innovations.
“By collaborating with partners like Philips, we can go beyond providing diagnosis and treatment and work on proactive health management, such as healthy living and prevention, building health in our communities," Dr. Mary Leahy, CEO of BSCHS, said in a statement.
Hospitals within BSCHS' network are Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern, New York, Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis, New York and St. Anthony Community Hospital in Warwick, New York. BSCHS also operates long-term care facilities.
WMCHealth and BSCHS made a more than $40 million investment in Bon Secours Community Hospitals and the Port Jervis area in September 2016. Their plan involves an expanded emergency room, upgraded imaging center and 36 private medical/surgical rooms.
Through this new partnership, Philips will help the health systems redevelop and renovate the Bon Secours Community Hospital.
On Monday, Philips announced another deal with Banner Health
in Arizona to expand their joint Intensive Ambulatory Care pilot and telehealth programs. In the last 18 months, Philips has made agreements with six health systems.