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Urgent Care Provider CityMD Expands Into New Jersey

October 5, 2015 02:51 PM
CityMD opened its first New Jersey location in Paramus on October 5.

New Jersey families now have access to immediate, quality medical care and the exceptional service New Yorkers have enjoyed for five years. Premier urgent care provider CityMD opened its first New Jersey location in Paramus on October 5 and will open another location in Clifton in November.

Consumer demand for convenient, quality health care has been on the rise and CityMD has been there to meet it. The company has expanded rapidly since opening its first location on Manhattan’s Upper East Side in 2010. The urgent care provider now operates more than 40 practice locations across Manhattan, Long Island, Rockland/Westchester Counties, Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx and now New Jersey. The expansion into New Jersey comes in partnership with Hackensack University Health Network (HackensackUHN).

Dr. Nedal Shami MD, one of CityMD's founding doctors and current Chief Strategy Officer, grew up in Paramus, New Jersey. "I'm proud to bring the CityMD experience to my hometown. It feels great to know Paramus residents will have greater access to faster, quality medical care and exceptional service. We understand Bergen County residents have many options for medical care. People ask us how CityMD is different. One of the unique things about CityMD is our Aftercare system that connects patients with our most trusted partners, ensuring a seamless transition to continued care. Partnering with HackensackUHN is a perfect example of this.”

“We are proud to partner with CityMD to open urgent care centers,” said Robert C. Garrett, president and chief executive officer of Hackensack University Health Network. “Our health Network remains focused on giving our patients more options in care—from more locations to easier access. Through our partnership with CityMD, we will now provide much-needed urgent care in patient-centered facilities conveniently located throughout the northern New Jersey region. Both Hackensack University Health Network and CityMD share in this commitment to providing high-quality, coordinated care.”


CityMD opened its first New Jersey location in Paramus on October 5. From left to right: Ralph Finger, M.D.,  senior vice president of Business Development and director of Corporate Medicine, CityMD; Calvin Hwang, chief experience officer, CityMD; Robert Florescu, vice president, Information Technology, CityMD;  Steven Wang, chief technology officer, CityMD;  Louis Salamone, chief financial officer, CityMD;  Nedal Shami, M.D., chief strategy officer, CityMD; Richard Park, M.D., founder and chief executive officer, CityMD;   George Leipsner, M.D., chairman, Department of Family Medicine, HackensackUMC;  Robert C. Garrett, president and chief executive officer, HackensackUHN; David Shih, M.D., chief medical officer, CityMD;  Sharad Sahu, M.D., chief of General Internal Medicine, director of Physicians Affairs, HackensackUMC;  Kunle Modupe, vice president, Hospitality Services, HackensackUMC;  Jason A. Kreitner, vice president, Operations, HackensackUMC;  Lisa Iachetti, administrator, Clinical Network Development, HackensackUMC;  Mark Sparta, executive vice president and chief population health officer, HackensackUHN;  Lisa Tank, M.D., chief, Geriatric Medicine, HackensackUMC; and Frank Illuzzi, M.D., regional medical director, CityMD.

About CityMD

Founded in 2010, CityMD urgent care is dedicated to setting an unprecedented standard of medical care for patients and an enriching work environment for its employees. The company’s “People First” philosophy and state-of-the-art personalized healthcare delivery system has taken CityMD  from a single Upper East Side practice in Manhattan to 40 (and counting) practice locations in Manhattan, Long Island, Rockland/Westchester Counties, Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx and New Jersey .

For more information on CityMD and a list of locations, please visit CityMD.com.

About Hackensack University Health Network

Hackensack University Health Network is the New Jersey-based parent company of HackensackUMC, the HackensackUMC Foundation, Hackensack University Medical Group, and corporate joint venture partners with LHP Hospital Group in ownership of two hospitals: HackensackUMC at Pascack Valley and HackensackUMC Mountainside. In April 2015, HackensackUHN welcomed Palisades Medical Center as a full member of the Network, marked by the execution of a definitive agreement. In May 2015, HackensackUHN signed a definitive agreement to merge with Meridian Health; creating one, integrated healthcare delivery system, known as Hackensack Meridian Health. In June 2015, HackensackUHN and Seton Hall University announced a definitive agreement to form a new, four-year school of medicine – the only private medical school in New Jersey. HackensackUHN also enjoys clinical and academic affiliations with some of the nation’s most well-renowned health systems, hospitals and universities, including: Aetna, AllSpire Health Partners, CityMD, Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Jersey; MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, MinuteClinic, NYU Langone Medical Center’s Division of Pediatric Surgery, OMNIA Health Alliance; Rutgers Medical School, St. George’s University, Stevens Institute of Technology, Summit Medical Group, The Statesir Cancer Center at CentraState, and United Surgical Partners International. With more than 10,800 employees, 3,300 credentialed medical staff members and 1,717 hospital and nursing home beds at hospitals within the Network, Hackensack University Health Network is one of the largest healthcare systems in New Jersey.




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