Healthfirst Announces Expansion of Staten Island Provider Network

Offering More Provider Options to Our Valued Members
NEW YORK, NY, August 14, 2017 – Healthfirst, a provider-sponsored health plan serving more than 1.2 million members in New York City and Long Island, announces the expansion of its provider network to include Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC). This expansion offers Healthfirst members more in-network options in addition to services currently offered by Staten Island University Hospital, a major tertiary care medical center that is part of Northwell Health.
“We are pleased to welcome Richmond University Medical Center to our expanded network,” said Thomas Meixner, Senior Vice President, Delivery Systems Engagement. “This expansion further enhances our ability to provide access to high-quality, affordable care to our Staten Island members, and will further our efforts at creating healthier communities for residents of that borough.”
Healthfirst is dedicated to the communities it serves and aims to meet the needs of its members. The addition of RUMC, an affiliate of the Mount Sinai Hospital and the Icahn School of Medicine, to the network provides individuals and families with affordable care that is conveniently located within their neighborhood. RUMC is a leader in the areas of acute, medical, and surgical care, including emergency care, surgery, minimally invasive laparoscopic and robotic surgery, gastroenterology, cardiology, pediatrics, podiatry, endocrinology, urology, oncology, orthopedics, neonatal intensive care, and maternal health. The hospital also offers behavioral health services that encompass both inpatient and outpatient services for children, adolescents, and adults, including emergency inpatient and mobile outreach units. RUMC is the only borough facility that offers inpatient psychiatric services for adolescents.
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About Healthfirst
Healthfirst is a provider-sponsored health insurance company that serves more than 1.2 million members in downstate New York. Healthfirst offers top-quality Medicaid, Medicare Advantage, Child Health Plus, and Managed Long Term Care plans. Healthfirst Leaf Qualified Health Plans and the Healthfirst Essential Plan are offered on NY State of Health, The Official Health Plan Marketplace. Healthfirst offers Healthfirst Pro and Pro Plus, Exclusive Provider Organization (EPO) plans for small-business owners and their employees, and Healthfirst Total, an EPO for individuals.
Contact:
Channell Mellish
212-803-1856
CMellish@Healthfirst.org

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