Boston Children’s Hospital acquires New York physicians group

Friday, May 22, 2015

Boston Children’s Hospital is acquiring a 276-physician group outside of the state, a deal that will bring the Boston institution's footprint outside of the state to 57 locations.

The pediatric hospital giant announced Thursday that it would acquire Children’s & Women’s Physicians of Westchester, New York, which currently serves families in New York, Connecticut and New Jersey. The deal's terms were not disclosed. It is expected to close in the third quarter.

“While Boston Children’s has long served patients and families from the tri-state area, the affiliation with CWPW will enable us to better serve pediatric patients, who require highly complex care through improved integration,” said Sandra L. Fenwick, president and CEO of Boston Children’s Hospital, in prepared remarks. “We look forward to building relationships with the clinicians from CWPW as we work together to build the leading pediatric network in the northeast for children and families across the region.”

The hospital said that the New York physicians will remain faculty of New York Medical College. The physicians will still staff 10 area neonatal intensive care and will maintain their current affiliations.

“The quality of the clinical practices and CWPW’s well-established leadership in pediatric care across the Tri-state area is aligned with Boston Children’s vision of working collaboratively to provide the best care possible for children and families,” said Kevin Churchwell, Children's executive vice president of health affairs and chief operating officer.

According to Children's, each organization's governing boards have approved the transaction.