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Thursday, June 28, 2018

Westchester Medical Center Earns ACGME Accreditation and Assumes Sponsorship of GME Programs in Affiliation with New York Medical College

As an ACGME-accredited Sponsoring Institution, Westchester Medical Center will champion innovation in its GME programs to promote research and education and prepare future care providers.

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Westchester Medical Center, the flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), announced that it has been accredited as a Sponsoring Institution for graduate medical education (GME) by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) in affiliation with New York Medical College (NYMC). With this distinction, Westchester Medical Center will assume sponsorship of 30 ACGME residency and fellowship programs on July 1.

For decades, Westchester Medical Center has partnered with NYMC to provide GME programs. Now accredited by ACGME, Westchester Medical Center will be fully responsible for administrative oversight of all GME programs at the Valhalla campus, while also preserving the legacy of its affiliation. This includes residency programs at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital and the Behavioral Health Center, both of which are members of WMCHealth.

“Westchester Medical Center in affiliation with New York Medical College will advance graduate medical education operations and enhance the clinical learning environment of our residents and fellows,” said Frederick Bierman, MD, Director of Graduate Medical Education, Westchester Medical Center. “With GME programs under our direct sponsorship, we will build upon our history and create a more effective partnership for our residents and fellows to provide the highest quality of medical education and patient care.”

As an ACGME-accredited Sponsoring Institution, Westchester Medical Center will champion innovation in its GME programs to promote research and education and prepare future care providers. As a result of this enterprise, Westchester Medical Center, in affiliation with NYMC, will advance the highest quality care for the Hudson Valley.  

“Our continuing mission is to be the premier academic medical center and leading provider of healthcare in our region,” said Michael D. Israel, President and CEO, WMCHealth. “By building upon our affiliation with New York Medical College, we are continuing our commitment to scholastic, clinical and research innovation to improve the lives of residents in the communities we serve.”

For more information about Westchester Medical Center Graduate Medical Education in affiliation with NYMC and to view the full suite of programs offered, visit https://www.westchestermedicalcenter.com/gme.