NYC Health + Hospitals today honored 23 physicians during its annual “Doctors’ Day” celebration. Physicians from the health system’s hospitals, community health centers, and post-acute care facilities were recognized for being highly skilled, mission-driven physicians dedicated to advancing public health. Reflecting a range of specialties and years of service, the award-winning physicians were drawn from NYC Health + Hospitals’ multi-ethnic and multi-cultural workforce, showcasing the health system’s strength in providing culturally competent care to all, without exception. The ceremony was held at Baruch College, with honorees surrounded by close family and friends.
“Every day the physicians at NYC Health + Hospitals ensure that New Yorkers – their patients – are living their healthiest lives,” said Mitchell Katz, MD, President and CEO of NYC Health + Hospitals. “The 23 physicians that we recognize today are nominated by their peers and represent the heart of our health system. They embody our mission to care for all, without exception, and regardless of income, immigration or insurance status. Congratulations to all our honorees.”
“The honorees today reflect the nationalities of the hundreds of thousands of patients we see every year across the health system in our hospitals and ambulatory care clinics,” said Machelle Allen, MD, Chief Medical Officer of NYC Health + Hospitals. “Their individual stories – from evacuating patients during Hurricane Sandy to seeing trauma patients in the Bronx – are rich with demonstrated commitment to the patients they treat. Above all, the physicians honored here today have a shared connection – they strive to make a difference in the lives of their patients. Congratulations!”
NYC Health + Hospitals Doctors’ Day Award Recipients:
NYC Health + Hospitals is the largest public health care system in the nation serving more than a million New Yorkers annually in more than 70 patient care locations across the city’s five boroughs. A robust network of outpatient, neighborhood-based primary and specialty care centers anchors care coordination with the system’s trauma centers, nursing homes, post-acute care centers, home care agency, and MetroPlus health plan—all supported by 11 essential hospitals. Its diverse workforce of more than 42,000 employees is uniquely focused on empowering New Yorkers, without exception, to live the healthiest life possible. For more information, visit www.nychealthandhospitals.org and stay connected on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NYCHealthSystem or Twitter at @NYCHealthSystem.