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Balvindar S. Sareen, MD, Named Chief Medical Officer NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln

Sep 11, 2015

Bronx, NY

NYC Health + Hospitals announced today that Balvindar S. Sareen, MD, MBA, FACHE, has been appointed Chief Medical Officer of  NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln. In this capacity, Dr. Sareen will oversee all medical staff and medical affairs for HHC Lincoln, which annually services over 425,000 outpatient clinic visits, 10,000 ambulatory surgery procedures, 165,000 emergency department visits and 25,000 inpatients.
“Having worked across the country, Chicago, Wisconsin, Syracuse, I am honored to work with the dedicated health care professionals of the Downtown Bronx who are making a difference in the health of the community that Lincoln Medical Center serves,” Dr. Sareen said. “Lincoln sets the standard in the Bronx and for New York City in so many areas of health care.”
Prior to joining Lincoln, Dr. Sareen served as Vice President and Regional Chief Medical Officer of Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. Prior to that he served as the Medical Director, Mercy Health System, Inpatient Services in Janesville, Wisconsin. He has held hospital appointments and leadership roles at Saint Joseph’s Hospital Health Center in Syracuse, Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern, New York, Pilgrim Psychiatric Center on Long Island, and at the Queens Long Island Medical Group.
Dr. Sareen received his medical degree from the University of Delhi’s Maulana Azad Medical College. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at North Shore University Hospital in Queens, New York and received his Master of Business Administration from New York University’s Stern School of Business in Manhattan.
Dr. Sareen is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Palliative Care and Hospice Medicine from the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is also Certified in Managed Care Medicine from the American Board of Managed Care Medicine, Board Certified in Medical Quality, and Board Certified in Healthcare Quality Management and has subspecialty certifications in Patient Safety, Risk Management and Case Management.
Considered one of the premier trauma centers in the country, Lincoln Medical Center is a level 1 trauma center, exceling in surgery and emergency medicine. Lincoln Medical Center has a Diabetes Center for Excellence, a Breast Imaging Center for Excellence, and was recognized as a “Top Performer on Key Quality Measures” by the Joint Commission. Lincoln recently became the first and only hospital in the Bronx designated as Baby-Friendly by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

Contact: Renelda Walker ,718-579-5777 , renelda.walker@nychhc.org

About NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln

NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln, located at 234 East 149th Street in the Bronx, is a 362-bed, Acute Care Level 1 Trauma Center with the busiest single site emergency department in the region. Winner of the 2012 American Hospital Association-McKesson Quest for Quality Finalist Award, and 2013 recognition as a “Top Performer on Key Quality Measures” by The Joint Commission, the hospital emphasizes primary care and specialty medicine and uses the latest advances in medical science. The hospital is a member of the NYC Health + Hospitals health care system.

About NYC Health + Hospitals

The NYC Health + Hospitals health care system is a $6.7 billion integrated healthcare delivery system, the largest municipal healthcare organization in the country, and one of the New York area’s largest providers of government-sponsored health insurance, MetroPlusHealth Health Plan, the plan of choice for nearly half a million New Yorkers. The NYC Health + Hospitals health care system serves 1.4 million New Yorkers every year and more than 475,000 are uninsured. The system provides medical, mental health and substance abuse services through its 11 acute care hospitals, five skilled nursing facilities, six large diagnostic and treatment centers and more than 70 community based clinics. NYC Health + Hospitals/Home Care also provides in-home services for New Yorkers. The NYC Health + Hospitals system was the 2008 recipient of the National Quality Forum and The Joint Commission’s John M. Eisenberg Award for Innovation in Patient Safety and Quality. For more information, visit www.nychealthandhospitals.org or find us on https://www.facebook.com/NYCHealthSystem or twitter.com/NYCHealthSystem.