Stanley Brezenoff is the Interim President and CEO of NYC Health + Hospitals where he previously served as a Board Member from 1979 to 1981; President and CEO from 1981 to 1984; and Chairman of the Board of Directors from 1984 to 1985.
Mr. Brezenoff brings decades of managerial experience in the private and public sectors. He was most recently the Chair of the Board of Corrections and President and CEO of Continuum Health Partners. Brezenoff previously served as Executive Director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and as First Deputy Mayor under Mayor Ed Koch, among other positions. During his presidency of NYC Health + Hospitals, under then Mayor Koch, Brezenoff brought the system’s $1.8 billion annual budget into line, secured full accreditation for the system’s 11 hospitals, improved emergency medical services and brought personalized care into crowded municipal hospital clinics. Brezenoff also expanded the psychiatric transfer service (PTS) unit of the New York City Emergency Medical Service to ensure the mentally ill have access to the City’s health system. Prior to NYC Health + Hospitals, Mr. Brezenoff worked at the Ford Foundation for 10 years and served as Commissioner of the NYC Department of Employment and Administrator of the NYC Human Resources Administration. Brezenoff became the City’s Deputy Mayor for Operations in 1984 and served as First Deputy Mayor from 1985 to 1990.
Mr. Brezenoff served as Executive Director of the Port Authority, where he was responsible for administration of the Hudson River bridges and tunnels, the region’s four major airports, the PATH system, leasing and management of the original World Trade Center, several industrial development districts, and shipping ports in New York harbor. Beginning in 1995, Mr. Brezenoff served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Maimonides Medical Center, and oversaw a major expansion which saw it rise to become one of the city’s premier hospitals. Brezenoff also serves as an unpaid Special Advisor to First Deputy Mayor Anthony Shorris. Brezenoff was born in East New York, and majored in Philosophy at Brooklyn College.