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CHS Collaborates With NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine

February 1st, 2018

Catholic Health Services (CHS) has entered into an agreement with New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYITCOM) to further advance patient-centered, community-based health care on Long Island. Through this affiliation, CHS will expand its complement of medical student rotations and graduate medical education residencies and fellowships to grow CHS’s clinical service lines.

With six hospitals, three skilled nursing facilities, a home nursing service and hospice, CHS handles nearly 240,000 emergency department visits, more than 80,000 hospital admissions and almost 400,000 outpatient visits yearly. NYITCOM, chartered in 1977, was the first osteopathic medical school in New York State, with more than 7,400 graduates to date now caring for patients in this region and beyond. This collaboration will extend the reach of CHS’s impact on the health of Long Island’s communities.

“We are very excited about this expanded collaboration as NYIT’s medical school affords CHS some strong clinical growth opportunities for the next generation of future providers. The medical college is the largest in New York State and produces nearly 300 graduates per year; approximately 50% enter primary care and look to practice on Long Island. CHS will offer NYITCOM students expanded clerkship opportunities at all of our six high-quality campuses. We welcome these quality graduates into our residencies and eventually into our growing physician practice enterprise,” commented Patrick M. O’Shaughnessy, DO, MBA, FACEP, executive vice president and chief clinical officer for Catholic Health Services.

“NYIT is proud to work with such a prestigious health care system to support CHS’s needs for new physicians as it continues to grow, as well as provide the best clinical partners and opportunities for students in NYITCOM and our School of Health Professions,” said Jerry Balentine, DO, vice president for medical affairs and global health at NYIT.  

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