Boston Children's acquires 276-physician group

Boston Children's Hospital announced Thursday plans to acquire the 276-physician group Children's and Women's Physicians of Westchester this summer, according to The Boston Globe.

The physician group serves 57 facilities across New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, and the deal marks Boston Children's first move outside of Massachusetts, according to the report. The acquisition is expected to boost referrals and revenue to its Boston hospital.

Physicians in the tri-state area will have access to training programs, more specialists and advice after the acquisition, according to the report. It will also improve care coordination for Boston Children's patients that live in New York, New Jersey or Connecticut.

Boston Children's COO Kevin Churchwell, MD, said the hospital plans to leverage technology to coordinate care remotely with the newly added physicians. "Coordination of care in this day and age is based upon the Internet; it's based upon telemedicine, the electronic health record," he told The Boston Globe.


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