Continuum Health Partners, Inc. was formed in January, 1997, as a partnership of two venerable health care providers, Beth Israel Medical Center and St. Luke`s-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Building upon the strengths of both institutions, the partners soon established a broad-based, integrated health services network extending throughout the New York metropolitan region. In May, 1998, the partnership was joined by a third distinguished institution, Long Island College Hospital, located in the Brooklyn Heights/Cobble Hill section of Brooklyn. Continuum continues to grow with the addition of another outstanding institution with a 100-year tradition of excellent specialty care, the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. Continuum Health Partners, Inc., has an annual operating budget of $2.1 billion. Its hospitals deliver inpatient care through nearly 3,100 certified beds located in seven major hospital facilities in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Continuum providers also see patients in group and private practice settings and ambulatory centers in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan, and in Westchester County. All four Continuum partner institutions were established more than a century ago by civic-minded individuals with a shared commitment to improving health, and health care, in their communities. Today, participation in the Continuum partnership enables each member institution to better fulfill its traditional mission by making available an impressive array of resources for the provision of state-of-the-art and compassionate care. Together, we are superbly equipped to identify and respond to the health-related needs of the populations we serve, in a patient- and physician-friendly environment.