NYC Health + Hospitals today announced the appointment of Cristina Contreras, MPA, LMSW, to executive director of NYC Health + Hospitals/North Central Bronx. Ms. Contreras has worked in the New York City public health care system for more than 20 years, including the last ten at NYC Health + Hospitals/North Central Bronx, where she has served as deputy executive director and chief operating officer for the past year. She will assume her expanded leadership role effective September 1.
“We are lucky to have Cristina Contreras take on this new senior administrative post,” said NYC Health + Hospitals President and CEO Mitchell Katz, MD. “Her leadership and commitment to the hospital staff, patients, and the community are essential as we continue to focus on strengthening the vital role NYC Health + Hospitals/North Central Bronx plays in this community.”
“I’m so pleased to have been tapped for this important leadership role and have the opportunity to continue working with the staff, patients, and the North Bronx community that I love,” said Ms. Contreras.
As executive director, she will be responsible for day-to-day operations of the 213-bed community hospital, supervising staff, cultivating relations with clinical leaders and the community, overseeing work to enhance patient and staff satisfaction, assuring the hospital’s fiscal soundness, and delivering high-quality clinical services that are responsive to community health needs.
Ms. Contreras has broad experience in health care management of inpatient, ambulatory, clinical, and ancillary services. She holds Master’s degrees in public administration and social work. She is a member of the American College of Health Care Executives, the Association of Hispanic Healthcare Executives, and the local Community Board 7, where she chairs the Health Committee.
NYC Health + Hospitals/North Central Bronx is a 213-bed community hospital. The hospital specializes in women’s and children’s services. Its renowned outpatient department has led the way in community-based care delivered in a compassionate and culturally appropriate manner. As a part of the NYC Health + Hospitals health care system, it is committed to providing safe, high-quality medical care for any and all in need. For more information, visit www.nychealthandhospitals.org/northcentralbronx.
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