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City & State Names NYC Health + Hospitals Bronx CEOs on 2021 Bronx Power 100 List

Ranking 33rd, Christopher Mastromano and Christopher Roker recognized for their leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic

Program honors leaders in the Bronx who are supporting the borough's recovery

Aug 03, 2021

New York, NY

NYC Health + Hospitals Bronx CEOs have been named in City & State’s “2021 Bronx Power 100” list. Ranking 33rd, Christopher Mastromano and Christopher Roker were recognized for their leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic. Christopher Mastromano and Christopher Roker were tasked with leading the Bronx’s public hospitals through the coronavirus pandemic. Mastromano leads NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi and NYC Health + Hospitals/North Central Bronx and will oversee the long-planned merger of the two locations. Roker, an operations expert who moved over from NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan to head up NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln in February, will also continue in his role as the system’s chief growth officer. The 2021 Bronx Power 100 list honors leaders in the Bronx who are supporting the borough’s recovery and bringing equity to its residents.

“I’d like to congratulate my colleagues on this well-deserved recognition, but it’s not surprising,” said President and CEO of NYC Health + Hospitals Mitchell Katz, MD. “Part of why our public health system is so successful is because of the passionate, expert administrators – like Chris Mastromano and Chris Roker – who show up every day and make sure all staff have the resources and support needed to take care of some of New York’s most vulnerable populations.”

“I’m appreciative that City & State has taken notice of the good work we do at both NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi and /North Central Bronx, day in and day out. Our staff of over 4,000 have been the real heroes of this pandemic and it is an honor to serve alongside them,” said Mastromano.

“Being recognized among my colleagues is always rewarding, but making it on to City & State’s Bronx Power 100 List is especially special considering my return to the borough. My commitment to our staff is reflective of my larger vision for the hospital, its patients, and community members that rely on Lincoln for their comprehensive, culturally-sensitive care,” said Roker.

Christopher Mastromano is a seasoned healthcare executive with more than 35 years of progressive experience in both hospital operations and patient care administration. Presently, he serves as CEO of NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi and /North Central Bronx. He previously served as COO of NYC Health + Hospitals/Gouverneur, Deputy Executive Director at NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County, Director at Fidelis Care New York, and Vice President of Mary Immaculate Hospital.

Christopher Roker is an operational expert focused on building, growing and improving the profitability, performance and value in organizations with a leadership style that fosters teamwork and motivating staff. As the CEO of both NYC Health +Hospitals/Queens and /Metropolitan, he brought forth the dynamic, inspirational commitment to healthcare and communities served by those facilities. He brings to NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln that same level of compassion, vision, and determination that will build a strong collaboration between the community and the facility.

He began his careers in the healthcare at NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi in the Bronx and has held leadership positions at Metro Health System in Cleveland, Ohio, St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx, Beth Israel Medical Center in Manhattan and Parkway Hospital in Queens.

Learn more about the Bronx Power 100 list here.