Lawrenceville, NJ – The Medical Society of New Jersey (MSNJ), the country’s oldest professional society established in 1766, is pleased to welcome Holy Name Medical Partners (HNMP) to its membership ranks.
This alignment offers HNMP physicians the access to professional membership in MSNJ and provides additional benefits through the association. As members, HNMP physicians will benefit from having a recognized, mission-driven organization representing their specific interests at a state-level. Hospital-owned physician practices are becoming more common, and have their own, distinct issues that require collaboration and attention with legislators and regulators.
“Physician shortages, onerous billing issues, reimbursement, burnout – these are all daily challenges facing our state’s physicians,” explained Larry Downs, CEO of MSNJ. “We are deeply immersed in these matters on both a state and national level and are in the unique position to help bring these issues to the forefront and develop solutions. By welcoming HNMP into our membership base, we continue to serve as an advocate for the profession and voice for physicians throughout the state.”
HNMP physicians are eligible for all the member benefits MSNJ has to offer – access to leadership development programs, service on MSNJ councils and committees and special member pricing on programming and services, including access to the OneHealth New Jersey health information exchange.
“More than 150 Holy Name Medical Partners physicians are on the front lines every day, delivering superior care to diverse populations with any and every medical issue,” said Dr. Adam Jarrett, chief medical officer at Holy Name Medical Center. “It is their experience and perspective that enhances Holy Name’s involvement in New Jersey’s public policy issues, including end-of-life care and value-based care initiatives. Their voices and concerns deserve to be heard, and we cannot think of any better advocates than MSNJ.”
MSNJ welcomes both independent physicians and physician groups – with the physicians’ best interests at the core of their mission.
“We are hopeful that other hospital physician practice groups will learn of this new partnership and consider all the benefits of an affiliation with MSNJ. As we continue to align with physician groups across the state, MSNJ will continue its work to address issues facing physicians and effecting their practices,” added Dr. John Poole, President of MSNJ and board-certified general surgeon at North Jersey Surgical Specialists in Hackensack, NJ, a member of Holy Name Medical Partners.
Founded in 1766, the Medical Society of New Jersey (MSNJ) is the oldest professional society in the United States. MSNJ has a mission to promote the betterment of the public health and the science and the art of medicine, to enlighten public opinion in regard to the problems of medicine, and to safeguard the rights of the practitioners of medicine. MSNJ represents all medical disciplines and serves as an advocate for patient and physician rights. Its members are dedicated to ensuring delivery of the highest quality medical care throughout New Jersey. For more information, visit www.msnj.org.
ABOUT HOLY NAME MEDICAL PARTNERS:
Holy Name Medical Partners is the physician network of Holy Name Medical Center, comprisingmore than 150 multi-specialty providers with convenient practice locations throughout Northern New Jersey. Holy Name Medical Partners was established to enhance the patient experience through expanded access to care, resources, and seamless collaboration among its multidisciplinary team of experts.
ABOUT HOLY NAME MEDICAL CENTER:
Holy Name Medical Center is a fully accredited, not-for-profit healthcare facility based in Teaneck, New Jersey, with off-site locations throughout Bergen County. Founded and sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace in 1925, the comprehensive 361-bed medical center offers leading-edge medical practice and technology administered in an environment rooted in a tradition of compassion and respect for every patient. Holy Name provides high quality health care across a continuum that encompasses education, prevention, early intervention, comprehensive treatment options, rehabilitation and wellness maintenance.