Valley and Mount Sinai Expand Partnership to Provide Specialty Children’s Services in Northern New Jersey

Bringing Mount Sinai’s academic medical center pediatric specialty care to the families of northern New Jersey

Ridgewood, NJ/New York, NY, May 31, 2022 — Valley Health System is pleased to announce a clinical collaboration with Mount Sinai Health System to offer an expanded roster of children’s services in northern New Jersey. This partnership will offer local access to specialty pediatric providers affiliated with Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital, and support the development of new children’s health programs and services at Valley.

To date, through this collaboration, Valley has welcomed Mount Sinai specialists in the areas of Pediatric Cardiology, Endocrinology, Allergy/Immunology, and Gastroenterology to its team of pediatric specialty care providers. Additional clinical areas will be added in the coming months. The Mount Sinai specialists join a team of Valley pediatric specialists in an array of clinical areas including:

Cardiology including pre-natal evaluation

Developmental Pediatrics

Endocrinology and Diabetes Care

Gastroenterology and Nutrition



Weight Management



“We are very pleased to welcome our colleagues from Mount Sinai to our team of well-established pediatric subspecialists,” said J. Antonio Quiros, MD, DHA, Chair of Children’s Services for Valley Medical Group, and Clinical Professor of Pediatrics and faculty at Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. “Through this relationship, we will be able to expand our range of services and provide our pediatric patients the benefit of world-class expertise close to home, here in Bergen County.”

“We are proud to partner with Valley Health System to offer specialty children’s services in this region,” said Margaret Pastuszko, MBA, President and Chief Operating Officer of Mount Sinai Health System. “Mount Sinai and Valley are committed to providing high quality of care. Our shared mission to offer patients in northern New Jersey a higher level of specialty care from leading physician-scientists at Mount Sinai will have a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of our patients and their families.”

“Against the backdrop of recent events, it is much easier to appreciate the importance of being able to bring to bear cutting edge medical research along with outstanding clinical care to our region’s children and families,” said Fernando Ferrer, MD, Chief Operating Officer, The Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital, Vice Chair of Hospital Operations, Department of Pediatrics, and Health Network Medical Director for Pediatric Services at Mount Sinai Health System. “Through this joint initiative, our organizations further extend our strong commitment to make this type of highly specialized pediatric care easily accessible and close to home.” 

“Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai are respected worldwide for their clinical care and innovation for the pediatric patient,” said Robert Brenner, MD, President, Clinical Integration & Physician Enterprise. “We are very pleased to be able to offer an expanded roster to programs and services to the communities we serve.”

In December 2015, Valley and Mount Sinai announced plans to join forces on clinical programs, research, and educational offerings. The children’s health alliance is the second of such collaborations between the two organizations. In 2016, Mount Sinai and Valley announced Valley-Mount Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Care to provide enhanced inpatient and outpatient cancer services by offering access to an expanded roster of clinical trials and Mount Sinai’s nationally renowned experts in the field of cancer care, and the development of new programs and services.

“Valley and Mount Sinai share a dedication to providing outstanding patient care,” said Audrey Meyers, President and CEO of Valley Health System. “We look forward to continuing to build our relationship with Mount Sinai.”

New York City-based Mount Sinai comprises eight hospitals and Icahn Mount Sinai. Valley Health System, headquartered in Ridgewood, New Jersey, includes The Valley Hospital, Valley Home Care, and Valley Medical Group. 

Valley’s pediatric specialists see patients in offices in Paramus and Ridgewood. To make an appointment with one of our pediatric specialty providers, please call 1-800-VALLEY 1 (1-800-825-5391).

About Mount Sinai Health System

Mount Sinai Health System is one of the largest academic medical systems in the New York metro area, with more than 43,000 employees working across eight hospitals, over 400 outpatient practices, nearly 300 labs, a school of nursing, and a leading school of medicine and graduate education. Mount Sinai advances health for all people, everywhere, by taking on the most complex health care challenges of our time — discovering and applying new scientific learning and knowledge; developing safer, more effective treatments; educating the next generation of medical leaders and innovators; and supporting local communities by delivering high-quality care to all who need it. Through the integration of its hospitals, labs, and schools, Mount Sinai offers comprehensive health care solutions from birth through geriatrics, leveraging innovative approaches such as artificial intelligence and informatics while keeping patients’ medical and emotional needs at the center of all treatment. The Health System includes approximately 7,300 primary and specialty care physicians; 13 joint-venture outpatient surgery centers throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, Long Island, and Florida; and more than 30 affiliated community health centers. We are consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals, receiving high "Honor Roll" status, and are highly ranked: No. 1 in Geriatrics and top 20 in Cardiology/Heart Surgery, Diabetes/Endocrinology, Gastroenterology/GI Surgery, Neurology/Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Pulmonology/Lung Surgery, Rehabilitation, and Urology. New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai is ranked No. 12 in Ophthalmology. U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Children’s Hospitals” ranks Mount Sinai Kravis Children's Hospital among the country’s best in 4 out of 10 pediatric specialties. The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is one of three medical schools that have earned distinction by multiple indicators: It is consistently ranked in the top 20 by U.S. News & World Report's "Best Medical Schools," aligned with a U.S. News & World Report "Honor Roll" Hospital, and top 20 in the nation for National Institutes of Health funding and top 5 in the nation for numerous basic and clinical research areas. Newsweek’s “The World’s Best Smart Hospitals” ranks The Mount Sinai Hospital as No. 1 in New York and in the top five globally, and Mount Sinai Morningside in the top 20 globally. For more information, visit or find Mount Sinai on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

About Valley Health System

Valley Health System is a regional healthcare system that employs close to 5,000 people and serves more than 500,000 residents in northern New Jersey and southern New York.  It includes The Valley Hospital, a 451-bed, not-for-profit, regional acute-care hospital that has been consistently recognized for quality care and patient satisfaction; Valley Home Care, a home care and hospice agency; and Valley Medical Group, a multispecialty group practice of more than 200 doctors and advanced practice professionals representing over 40 medical and surgical specialties who practice at The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, Valley’s Cancer Center in Paramus, eight urgent and primary care centers in New Jersey and New York and many community-based physician practices throughout the region.

Valley Health System is one of the most honored healthcare organizations in New Jersey. Our awards and recognitions are a testament to the exceptional, distinctive care our providers and staff deliver every day.

In the fifth edition of a national research report called Humanizing Brand Experience, led by Monigle, a leading healthcare consultant, the American Hospital Association and the Society for Health Care Strategy & Market Development, Valley Health System was named as a top health system brand, ranking 8th on the list of the top 201 healthcare system brands in the country for delivering a humanized patient experience. The recognition is based on how well an organization communicates and educates, as well as builds an emotional connection and positive engagement with its community.

For the fourth consecutive year, The Valley Hospital has achieved the Healthgrades 2022 America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award, and — also for the fourth consecutive year — Valley has been named one of the world’s best hospitals by Newsweek in its World’s Best Hospitals 2022 list.

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