Awards | NYC Health + Hospitals


Year in and year out, NYC Health + Hospitals provides exceptional, affordable, and compassionate health care to people of all cultures across New York City. NYC Health + Hospitals strives to maintain and improve its health care quality and patient satisfaction while ensuring strict patient safeguards.

NYC Health + Hospitals’ success is recognized by many awards from the national, regional, and state organizations listed here:

NYC Health + Hospitals Earns Honors for Quality in Cardiac and Stroke Care

Ten NYC Health + Hospitals facilities were recognized by American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for Improving Quality of Care and Patient Outcomes.

Six NYC Health + Hospitals Facilities Designated as “Baby Friendly”

The prestigious “Baby-Friendly” designation is awarded by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to hospitals providing the highest level of care for infants through breast feeding and promoting bonding between mother and baby. Our six Baby-Friendly honorees include: NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue; NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem; NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi; NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln; NYC Health + Hospitals/North Central Bronx; and NYC Health + Hospitals/Queens.

NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi Receives Level I Trauma Center Verification from American College of Surgeons

The ACS verification confirms that Jacobi is equipped with the necessary specialists and resources to deliver the highest level of care to patients with the most serious injuries.

Dr. Ram Raju Among 50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders

Modern Healthcare recognized Dr. Ram Raju, President and CEO of NYC Health + Hospitals on their 2016 list of the “50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders.” This is his fourth consecutive year ranking among the top half of this respected list.

Dr. Ram Raju Receives National Minority Quality Forum Award for Efforts to Reduce Health Care Disparities

Dr. Ram Raju, President and CEO of NYC Health + Hospitals, received the 2016 Booker T. Washington Award from the National Minority Quality Forum (NMQF) for his efforts to advance diversity in the field, reduce health care disparities, and provide equitable care to all patients.

Twenty-One Facilities Designated as “Leaders in LGBT Healthcare Equality”

Twenty-one NYC Health + Hospitals locations were recognized by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation for superior non-discrimination and training criteria that demonstrate a commitment to equitable, inclusive care for LGBT patients and their families. The award recognized 11 hospitals, six neighborhood health centers and four long-term care facilities.

Kings County Oncology Chief Receives American Cancer Society Award

Dr. Emmanuel Nwokedi, MD, Chief of Radiology Oncology and Chairman of the Cancer Committee at NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County was honored with the Leader in Cancer Care Award.

Bellevue Breast Care Chief Receives American Cancer Society Award

Dr. Kathie-Ann Joseph, MD, MPH, FACS, Chief of Breast Surgery and Director of Breast Care Service at NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue was honored for her outstanding work in cancer care with the American Cancer Society’s Leader in Cancer Care Award.

Dr. Benard Dreyer of NYC Health + Hospitals/ Bellevue Named President of the American Academy of Pediatrics

Dr. Benard P. Dreyer, Director of Pediatrics at NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue was elected to lead the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), an organization of 64,000 primary care pediatricians. Dr. Dreyer is a general and development-behavioral pediatrician who has spent his professional lifetime serving poor children and families.

Eleven Doctors from NYC Health + Hospitals Named among 2016 Best Doctors by New York Magazine

The magazine’s annual “Best Doctors” issue ranked 1,300 physicians in every specialty and included nine doctors from NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue; one doctor from NYC Health Hospitals/Harlem and one doctor from NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County.

NYC Health + Hospitals’ Nicholas Stine Named to Crain’s New York “40 Under 40” List

Dr. Nicholas Stine, Chief Medical Officer of NYC Health + Hospitals’ Accountable Care Organization has been named to the Crain’s New York 2016 “40 Under 40” list for his work overseeing health care teams across the City who have improved health outcomes in their patient populations while simultaneously driving down the costs of care.

Nobel Prize of City Government

Althea Buckner, Director of Pharmacy, NYC Health + Hospitals Gouverneur, was the 2016 recipient of the prestigious The Fund for the City of New York’s Sloan Public Service Award. The Sloan Public Service Award is considered the Nobel Prize of city government and is the leading independent honor for City employees given each year who have long years of service working for New Yorkers. Ms. Buckner was among six recipients chosen from more than 250,000 City workers for their extraordinary work and commitment to the public.

Other Achievements


  • NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem Named a “Top Hospital” Nationally by The Leapfrog Group
  • HHC Coney Island Hospital Physician Receives Mastership from the American College of Physicians