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Bedford Anesthesia, PLLC Joins CareMount Medical To Create One Of The Largest, Full Service Anesthesia Practices In The Hudson Valley

Mount Kisco, New York, January 20, 2017—CareMount Medical is proud to announce the physicians of Bedford Anesthesia, PLLC have joined CareMount Medical. The decision by Bedford Anesthesia to join CareMount Medical became official on January 1, 2017 after a long and successful partnership.

With the addition of the experienced staff from Bedford Anesthesia, CareMount Medical offers a comprehensive range of anesthesia services including Regional, Critical Care, and Pediatric. The anesthesiologists from Bedford Anesthesia will also complement CareMount’s current pain management practice.

“The joining of Bedford Anesthesia to CareMount Medical is great news for our patients. It means we can offer our patients greater anesthesia services by expanding from the traditional hospital and ambulatory surgery center-based care to a more modern MRI suite and an expanded range of office-based anesthesia services,” said Scott Hayworth, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer of CareMount Medical. “We are excited to integrate the talented team from Bedford Anesthesia, and we look forward to servicing patients across the Hudson Valley.”

Ambulatory, Hospital, and office-based procedures which require anesthesia services provided by CareMount Medical include:

  • Ear, nose, and throat surgery
  • Endoscopic procedures
  • General surgery
  • Gynecologic surgery
  • Ophthalmic surgery
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Plastic surgery
  • Podiatric surgery
  • Urologic surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

The addition of these anesthesia services will help reduce overall healthcare costs as CareMount looks to value-based contracts including the bundling of clinical services in the future.

“We are excited to bring CareMount a high number of subspecialty Anesthesiologists and an active quality assurance program to ensure patients receive the safest and highest quality anesthetics,” said Rafael Axen, MD, Director of Anesthesia Services and Associate Medical Director CareMount Medical. “Through the addition of the Bedford Anesthesia physicians, CareMount Medical will be able to better serve the needs of the community while lowering the overall healthcare costs.”

The Anesthesiology Department will be under the direction of the following physicians:

  • Rafael Axen, MD, Director of Anesthesia Services and Associate Medical Director CareMount Medical
  • Jatinder Bhangoo, MD, Chief of Anesthesiology Northern Division
  • Daphne Pierre-Paul, MD, Assistant Chief of Anesthesiology Northern Division

The CareMount Medical anesthesiologists will continue to provide a full range of anesthesia services and treatment options at the Ambulatory Surgery Center of Westchester in Mount Kisco, Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital in Poughkeepsie, Dutchess Ambulatory Surgical Center in Poughkeepsie, as well as throughout many of the CareMount Medical office locations. In addition, CareMount Medical will begin to provide acute pain services at Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital.

About CareMount Medical:

CareMount Medical is the largest, independent multi-specialty medical group in New York State that provides the highest quality medical care to over 500,000 patients in 41 different locations throughout Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Columbia, and Ulster counties. Founded in 1946, CareMount Medical has grown to over 500 physicians and expert health partners representing 40 different medical specialties with major campuses in Mount Kisco, Carmel, Fishkill, Jefferson Valley, Katonah, Kingston, Poughkeepsie, and Rhinebeck. CareMount Medical is affiliated with world class organizations: the Massachusetts General Hospital, Mount Sinai Medical Center, and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.  In addition, CareMount Medical has eight urgent care centers, on-site laboratory and radiology services, as well as endoscopy suites and infusion suites, rendering comprehensive care in one convenient location. CareMount Medical physicians are frequently recognized as Best Doctors in respected publications. In fact, dozens of our physicians have been featured in ‘Best’ lists including Westchester Magazine’s Top Doctors, Best Doctors, Inc., and Castle Connolly Medical list of “America’s Top Doctors®”.