Expansion Plans for Westchester Move Ahead

In keeping with the goals and aspirations of the P&S strategic plan, ColumbiaDoctors has continued its growth, most recently in its expansion into Westchester County.

A primary goal of the “2020 Vision” plan was to expand clinical reach through increased ambulatory capacity and geographic range. ColumbiaDoctors now employs about 1,500 full-time practitioners, up from about 1,200 in 2013. In 2014, the faculty practice grew its roster of primary care physicians and suburban offices with the integration of the Westchester- and Hudson Valley-based North Star Medical Group.

ColumbiaDoctors has made additional inroads to deliver health care to Westchester patients—both close to their homes and at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center in Washington Heights. Establishing a Westchester presence is increasingly important as health care systems continue to consolidate and large medical groups gain major stakes in the health care marketplace.

Lawrence Hospital in Bronxville is now part of the NewYork-Presbyterian system and has been renamed NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital. Going forward, all new specialists serving Lawrence will be ColumbiaDoctors. In January, Hudson Valley Hospital Center in Cortlandt Manor became NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital.

ColumbiaDoctors is expanding its presence in Tarrytown with a new multispecialty site with more than 20,000 square feet of space and easy access from major highways on both the east and west. The faculty practice projects an early fall opening for the new facility.

As more community hospitals close or become affiliated with larger institutions, the clinical landscape is changing rapidly in Westchester County, which is taking part in a federally funded, $10 million health care job-training initiative to help grow the health care sector.

Currently, ColumbiaDoctors has more than 125 full-time faculty physicians in the northern suburbs of Lower Hudson Valley, Rockland County, and Westchester, and the number should continue to grow as alliances with medical groups are considered.