ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.-AtlantiCare Health System and its flagship, 448-bed Atlantic City Medical Center, have announced an exclusive pediatric affiliation with 128-bed duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, Del., and Thomas Jefferson University, Philadephia. The duPont Hospital is Thomas Jefferson's pediatric affiliate. Under the agreement, duPont and Jefferson will assist in the management and operation of inpatient pediatric units at Atlantic City Medical's city and mainland divisions. They also will support pediatric services at Atlantic City Medical's emergency departments and provide pediatric subspecialities and surgery at other AtlantiCare facilities.
JERSEY CITY, N.J.-Jersey City Medical Center is establishing an academic affiliation with New York's Mount Sinai School of Medicine, replacing existing relationships with Seton Hall University School of Medicine. The Mount Sinai pact follows on an earlier clinical alliance between Jersey City's parent, Liberty HealthCare System, and Mount Sinai Medical Center. Over the next year, Jersey City's residency and fellowship programs will be filled through Mount Sinai.
WALLINGFORD, Conn.-The Connecticut Hospital Association and the Connecticut Association for Home Care have agreed to collaborate on community health issues. A memorandum of understanding passed by both organizations' boards calls for the creation of the Connecticut Health Collaborative, a group whose initial work will focus on exploring and developing shared programs. The collaborative will be governed by a joint committee of the CHA, the CAHC and community members. Possible activities include education programming, clinical projects and population-based research.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.-Youville Lifecare, a rehabilitation and subacute provider, said it broke ground last month on a new 95-unit assisted-living facility on its Cambridge campus. The facility is scheduled to open in early 1998. Facility residents will have access to services offered by the not-for-profit company's 146-bed Youville Hospital and Rehabilitation Center. Youville said it has hired Covenant Health Systems to provide a full range of management services at the new facility.
NEW BRITAIN, Conn.-New Britain-based Lexington Healthcare Group said it has signed a letter of intent to acquire two Connecticut skilled-nursing facilities from Fort Smith, Ark.-based Beverly Enterprises. Terms of the acquisitions were not disclosed. The facilities are in Hartford, Conn., and Winsted, Conn. Lexington said the facilities are expected to add about $15 million in gross revenues to its bottom line, increasing its total annual revenues to about $57 million.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.-Englewood Cliffs, N.J.-based Continental Health Affiliates announced it has sold a 104-unit, long-term-care facility in Atlantic City for $2.5 million to a private partnership. In another transaction, Continental said it sold its King David Center, a 191-unit long-term-care facility in West Palm Beach, Fla., for $6.3 million to a different partnership. The company said the transactions are part of its plans to divest its underperforming long-term-care facilities and pursue assisted-living projects. Continental said the King David facility had reported losses for the past year due to low occupancy. Continental owns and operates five health-care facilities and two retirement communities in Florida, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. It also owns a majority interest in Englewood Cliffs, N.J.-based Infu-Tech, which provides infusion therapy services to patients in their homes and in long-term-care facilities.