Atlantic Health System and NYU Langone Health will coordinate heart and liver transplant care through clinical affiliation, the New Jersey and New York nonprofit health systems announced Monday.
Atlantic clinicians will provide pre- and post-transplant care at the Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute and the Overlook Medical Center at Morristown Medical Center, while doctors at the NYU Langone Transplant Institute will perform the surgeries.
Dr. Harmit Kalia, hepatologist and director of liver transplant services at NYU Langone, will join the Overlook staff while continuing to practice at NYU Langone.
“This new affiliation will strengthen our nationally ranked cardiac program, while significantly improving our ability to care for patients with advanced liver disease,” said Brian Gragnolati, CEO of Atlantic, in a statement.
Affiliation will boost access and related research, the executives said.
“More livers and hearts from donors residing in New Jersey will go to recipients in New Jersey through this partnership,” said Dr. Robert Montgomery, director of the NYU Langone Transplant Institute and president of surgery at NYU Langone, during the presentation. a conference. call with journalists.
More and more healthcare systems and hospitals are seeking clinical affiliations, joint operating agreements, professional service agreements and other joint ventures. They can be a testing ground for mergers and acquisitions or replace formal integration while providing many of the same benefits, mergers and acquisitions experts said.
Atlantic recently extended its clinical affiliation with CentraState Healthcare System to become a majority member of the system based in Freehold, New Jersey, with one hospital, three senior communities, and four outpatient care facilities. Although CentraState still owns its facilities, its suppliers are managed by Atlantic and have access to its electronic health record, administrative resources and other infrastructure.