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Linda Martin
lmartin@westmedgroup.com
(914) 681-5282

Please contact Linda if you are a journalist seeking information for a story, or would like to schedule an interview with a WESTMED Medical Group physician.

Current Press Releases

Doctors Richard Morel & Steven Meixler Appointed VPs at WESTMED Medical Group 

Doctors Richard Morel and Steven Meixler appointed Vice Presidents at 9/26/14 Linda Martin, APR (914) 681-5282 lmartin@westmedpartners.com Dr. Barney Newman , medical director of the WESTMED Medical Group (WMG), based in Purchase, NY, announces two promotions to vice president: Dr. Steven Meix


Patient Health Improving from Collaboration between WESTMED and Aetna 

Proving that patients benefit when physicians and health plans share resources and work together, Aetna (NYSE: AET) and the WESTMED Medical Group today announced results of the first year of their patient-centered medical home program. Based on the excellent results, the Aetna - WESTMED relationship will be expanded to include a Medicare Collaborative Care Agreement as well.


Palliative Care Conference Honors Dr. Barney Newman, WESTMED’s Medical Director 

Dr. Barney Newman, Medical Director at WESTMED Medical Group, was recently presented with the Dr. Mary Ann Quaranta Visionary Award at the Collaborative for Palliative Care’s April conference in West Harrison, NY. He was honored for his outstanding leadership in improving the care of patients who are living with serious, chronic and progressive illnesses.


WESTMED Cardiologist Presented with WESTMED’s Dr. Leonard Finkelstein Excellence Award 
Dr. David Cziner, a WESTMED Medical Group board-certified cardiologist with offices in White Plains, was recently presented with the Dr. Leonard Finkelstein Excellence Award for 2013. The award is the namesake of the deceased Dr. Leonard Finkelstein, a founding and admired member of, then, The Westchester Medical Group

WESTMED Accountable Care Collaboration with Unitedhealthcare and Optum Yields Significant Health Improvements 

WESTMED Medical Group announced that its accountable care organization (ACO) program with UnitedHealthcare and Optum improved on nine of 10 health quality metrics, increased patient satisfaction and reduced health care costs.


Westchester Magazine Features 26 WESTMED Physicians in Top Doctors Issue 
Twenty-six WESTMED physicians are on Westchester Magazine's "Top Doctors list" published in the November 2013 issue. The magazine generates its list based on information compiled by Castle Connolly Medical, a healthcare research firm. The magazine soon will be available also on newsstands, in book stores and grocery stores, etc.

33 Doctors from WESTMED Receive National Recognition for Outstanding Care of Diabetes Patients 

Thirty-three physicians from WESTMED Medical Group recently have been granted recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for meeting standards of high-quality care for patients with diabetes. NCQA is a private, non-profit organization that recognizes clinicians and practices in key areas of performance.


WESTMED Medical Group Signs Lease For 85,000 SQ. FT.-Facility At 3030 Westchester Ave., Purchase 

WESTMED Medical Group, one of Westchester County’s largest multi-specialty medical practices, has just signed a lease for a new 85,000-square foot-building at 3030 Westchester Avenue, Purchase. The building is currently under construction by Simone Healthcare Development and Fareri Associates in the Harrison Executive Medical Park complex that now has three office buildings.


Free Health Fair in New Rochelle on Sat., June 1 - WESTMED and 22 Community Partners 

Free Health Fair in New Rochelle on Sat., June 1 WESTMED and 22 Community PartnersMay 20, 2013Linda Martin, APR(914) 681 5282lmartin@westmedgroup.com Free Health Fair in New Rochelle on Sat., June 1 WESTMED and 22 Community Partners WESTMED Medical Group will be


WESTMED Offers Full Schedule of Free Talks for Women’s Health Week - Mother’s Day - May 12 Through 18, 2013 

WESTMED Offers Full Schedule of Free Talks for Women’s Health Week Mother’s Day May 12 Through 18, 2013April 29, 2013Linda Martin, APR(914) 681 5282lmartin@westmedgroup.com  WESTMED Medical Group will offer the women of Westchester and surrounding communities a full schedule of


Afya Foundation and WESTMED Announce Collection Drive for Gently Used Baby Items – to Benefit Women in Developing Countries 

April 2013
Afya Foundation, a Yonkers-based global health organization, and WESTMED Medical Group are asking Westchester residents to pitch in with gently used baby supplies for a women’s health initiative in honor of Mother’s Day. The project seeks to save the lives of mothers-to-be in developing countries by supplying “birth kits” to midwives and expectant mothers. Collections sites will be WESTMED’s large medical offices in Yonkers, Rye, White Plains and New Rochelle.


WestFair Rides & WESTMED Launch Transportation Pilot Program for Seniors for Health Appointments 

February 2013
WestFair Rides and WESTMED Medical Group announce the launch of a groundbreaking, collaborative pilot program that will arrange rides to medical appointments at WESTMED Medical Group’s 1 Theall Road offices in Rye for older adults ages 60+ who do not drive.




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