The Journal News—October 11, 2017
The Journal News reported that HSS will host an opening ceremony for their new center in Westchester County on Wednesday, October 18, 2017. According to the article, the new center is located at 1133 Westchester Ave in White Plains, NY.
"Our strategy is about treating patients closer to home. We already see a number of Westchester patients coming to (HSS in Manhattan) and we’re trying to create more access in a more convenient setting," said HSS vice president of regional markets Jennifer Rentas.
The article reported that HSS Westchester will offer services in adult reconstruction and joint replacement, foot and ankle, pediatric orthopedics, physiatry, sports medicine and rheumatology. It will also offer rehab and sports performance services, such as motion analysis and training.
According to the article, other hospitals have been involved in mergers prompted by the consolidation incentives under the Affordable Care Act. However, HSS plans to remain independent.
"We are not consolidating…That’s not our path," said Rentas. She explained that HSS is unique because it offers specialized care from some of the top doctors and surgeons in the country.
When asked if the ongoing healthcare debate will affect the HSS expansion, Rentas said "the uncertainty in the Affordable Care Act is not going to change the HSS strive to increase access and improve care."
Read the full article at lohud.com. The article also appeared in the October 13, 2017 print edition.