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DR. RONALD A. STERN JOINS CRYSTAL RUN HEALTHCARE
Pomona, N.Y. – May 7, 2015 – Crystal Run Healthcare is pleased to announce that Ronald A. Stern, MD, has joined its multi-specialty group medical practice. Dr. Stern has been providing the residents of Pomona and surrounding areas with high-quality, primary care for many years. By choosing to join Crystal Run Healthcare, Dr. Stern now can to offer his patients the ease and convenience of Crystal Run’s comprehensive, coordinated model of care.
Dr. Stern will continue to see patients in his office located at 18 Thiells Mount Ivy Road in Pomona. The phone number will also remain the same, 845-354-7957. Dr. Stern joins Crystal Run’s already establish Primary Care division that has several offices in Orange and Sullivan Counties as well as offices in Rockland County in West Nyack, Pearl River and Tappan.
“As we continue to grow and offer the residents of Rockland County more access to high-quality, coordinated care, we are happy that Dr. Stern has chosen to join Crystal Run Healthcare. We welcome his patients and look forward to working together to best serve our community,” said Michelle A. Koury, MD, Chief Operating Officer of Crystal Run Healthcare.
Ronald A. Stern, MD, specializes in Internal Medicine and Primary Care. He received his Medical Degree from Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara in Guadalajara Mexico and completed his Residency in Internal Medicine at Englewood Hospital in Englewood, NJ. He is a member the American Medical Association and speaks Spanish, German and English.
About Crystal Run Healthcare: Crystal Run Healthcare is a premier multispecialty group practice with over 300 providers in over 40 medical specialties and more than 30 practice locations in the Hudson Valley and lower Catskill region. Crystal Run has a strong commitment to primary care, employing an outstanding group of physicians in the specialties of Internal Medicine, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Family Practice, Geriatrics and Pediatrics. The practice also includes unsurpassed sub-specialists in a wide variety of medical and surgical specialties and sub-specialties. In addition to accreditation by The Joint Commission, Crystal Run is designated by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a Level 3 Patient Centered-Medical Home. The practice is among the first 27 health care organizations in the nation to participate as an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP). Crystal Run Healthcare achieved NCQA Level 2 ACO Accreditation in 2012, becoming the first health care organization to be so designated in New York State and among the first six in the United States. Leveraging its ACO experience, Crystal Run has entered into value-based care/shared savings arrangements with numerous commercial payers and a Medicaid Managed Care organization. As a result, contracts which reward Crystal Run for health outcomes now cover approximately 50 percent of the group’s attributed primary care patients. Crystal Run has demonstrated its ability to manage population health, improving quality while simultaneously lowering per capita cost for the patients it serves. Crystal Run Healthcare and Mount Sinai Health System have recently announced the established the Mount Sinai-Crystal Run Alliance for Healthcare Transformation, a groundbreaking partnership in which the participants will share and implement best practices, invest and share financial and intellectual resources, strengthen provider networks, and employ innovative approaches to the creation of health care value—all in furtherance of the “Triple Aim” of Better Care, Better Health, and Lower Cost. For more information about Crystal Run Healthcare visit www.crystalrunhealthcare.com, and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook or call 845.703.6999.