Northwell Health has entered into a clinical partnership with Crouse Health, an independent community hospital in Syracuse, N.Y.
As part of the agreement, Great Neck, N.Y.-based Northwell will help Crouse expand its network and presence in New York. Northwell will offer Crouse assistance with population health, group purchasing, physician recruitment, quality improvement initiatives and the possible creation of new urgent care centers.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Crouse Health is a 506-bed facility that serves more than 23,000 inpatients annually from central and northern New York state. The hospital has made efforts to expand, most recently by affiliating with Community Memorial Hospital in Hamilton, N.Y.
"Our goal is to provide Crouse Health with the expertise to prosper in this incredibly complex healthcare environment," said Northwell President and CEO Michael Dowling in a press release.
The system is also going to help Crouse implement telemedicine capabilities. Northwell announced a partnership earlier this year with telehealth provider Avizia to expand its services in that arena.
Northwell is the largest provider in New York, operating 21 hospitals and 550 outpatient facilities. The system has made recent efforts to grow its network. In the past few years, Northwell created a new insurance arm and merged with three hospitals.