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St. John’s Episcopal Hospital Begins Emergency Department Partnership with Alteon Health

Far Rockaway, New York, March 12, 2019 — St. John’s Episcopal Hospital is proud to announce a new partnership with Alteon Health, a leading provider of emergency medicine, hospitalist medicine, critical care, post-acute care, and virtual and home health services nationwide. Alteon Health is now providing professional management and staffing services within the hospital’s emergency medicine program.

The hospital’s Emergency Department will now be lead on-site by Medical Director Dr. Teddy Lee. Under Dr. Lee’s leadership, St. John’s and Alteon hope to provide the Emergency Department’s patients with an enhanced experience using open dialogue and teamwork. Alteon Health has been serving health systems throughout the country for almost 50 years, emphasizing the importance of patient-focused care, data-driven practices, and best-in-class healthcare partnerships. The physician-led group brings a wealth of experience and understanding of the communities that they serve across the United States. Alteon is committed to recruiting the highest-performing clinicians, focusing on customer satisfaction and bringing innovative solutions to the emergency room at St. John’s.

“In the short time they have been at the hospital,” said St. John’s Chief Medical Office, Dr. Donald Morrish, “I have been impressed by their level of engagement in interdisciplinary projects to improve patient throughput and performance metrics and their strong alignment with strategic organizational goals. We are excited to enter a new chapter in our emergency service delivery to the Rockaway community, with the completion of our emergency room renovation and our new partnership with Alteon Health.”

About Episcopal Health Services

Episcopal Health Services Inc., (EHS) is a health system located on the Rockaway Peninsula in Queens, New York. The system provides emergency and ambulatory care to the densely populated, culturally and economically diverse, and medically underserved Rockaways and Five Towns populations. The system provides people of all faiths with comprehensive preventive, diagnostic treatment, and rehabilitative services, regardless of their ability to pay.