NEW HYDE PARK, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In a first for the health system, Northwell Health today announced the opening of a multispecialty physician practice in New Jersey. Northwell Health Physician Partners (NHPP) has begun offering primary care, specialty services and a focus on the full array of liver diseases in Edgewater, N.J.
The services include hepatology and liver transplant specialists through the Northwell Transplant Institute in Manhasset, N.Y. The office, located at 725 River Road, Suite 208, in Edgewater, N.J., will enhance access to a growing community of New Jersey patients being treated at Northwell’s facilities, particularly those seeking pre- and post-transplant services.
“Many New Jersey residents who commute into New York City already get some form of care from Northwell Health clinicians,” said Mark Talamini, MD, senior vice president and executive director of NHPP. “We believe that care begins close to home and we see northern New Jersey as a natural extension of the coordination of care we already offer throughout the New York Metro market.”
Northwell’s Edgewater location also marks a milestone for New York State’s largest the health system. The NHPP practice will officially represent Northwell’s expansion into New Jersey. NHPP currently operates 780 locations across Long Island, NYC, Westchester and now New Jersey.
“Northwell delivers quality care to millions of New Yorkers, so we’re proud to be able to offer these exceptional health options to Bergen County residents,” said Kevin Beiner, senior vice president and executive director of Northwell’s Western Region. “Our Edgewater location is a standalone option for health care, but also serves as a gateway to some of the most complex medical experts in the world.”
North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset recently completed its 150th liver transplant since the program’s inception in 2019. About 5 percent of all patients at North Shore travel more than 100 miles to seek care from the CMS 5-Star hospital, which US News & World Report recently named to its 2023 Honor Roll (top 22 nationally). Chronic liver disease is the ninth leading cause of death, claiming the lives of more than 56,000 adults in 2021 alone, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
“We’re excited to bring transplant services to northern New Jersey,” said Nabil Dagher, MD, vice president and director of the Northwell Transplant Institute. “Northwell is filling an urgent need for more transplant services in the region and the pandemic has only exacerbated the demand for expert liver disease care.”
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Northwell Health is New York State’s largest health care provider and private employer, with 21 hospitals, about 900 outpatient facilities and more than 12,000 affiliated physicians. We care for over two million people annually in the New York metro area and beyond, thanks to philanthropic support from our communities. Our 85,000 employees – 18,900 nurses and 4,900 employed doctors, including members of Northwell Health Physician Partners – are working to change health care for the better. We’re making breakthroughs in medicine at the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research. We're training the next generation of medical professionals at the visionary Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and the Hofstra Northwell School of Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies. For information on our more than 100 medical specialties, visit Northwell.edu and follow us @NorthwellHealth on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.