(LaGrangeville, NY) -- After a 13 month effort, Health Quest and Western Connecticut Health Network (WCHN) have secured the necessary federal and state approvals to operate as a new nonprofit unified health system. “The name for the new health system will be Nuvance Health.... The new health system was created to provide communities across New York’s Hudson Valley and western Connecticut with more convenient, accessible and affordable care.”
Nuvance Health will serve 1.5 million residents across New York and Connecticut with more than 2,600 aligned physicians, 12,000 employees, and seven hospitals: Danbury Hospital, New Milford Hospital, Northern Dutchess Hospital, Norwalk Hospital, Putnam Hospital Center, Sharon Hospital, and Vassar Brothers Medical Center. Nuvance will also include a large network of primary care and specialty practices, and multiple affiliated organizations.
Dr. John M. Murphy is the CEO of the new health system, and Robert Friedberg is its President. Previously, Murphy served as President and CEO of WCHN and Friedberg was President and CEO of Health Quest.
“By coming together, we will bring our communities more healthcare options through new programs and services, especially to help prevent disease and effectively manage chronic conditions. Our communities will also benefit from having greater access to specialists and the latest treatments, conveniently within one health system and close to home,” Friedberg said.
(Photo Provided, On the left Dr. John M. Murphy the CEO of Nuvance, and Robert Friedberg on the right is the President of Nuvance.)