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City & State New York Names NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull's CEO Gregory Calliste as One of "2019 Brooklyn Power 100"

Calliste is recognized for his work in improving patient care and his community engagement

Aug 19, 2019

Brooklyn, NY

Gregory Calliste, CEO of NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull, has been named one of Brooklyn’s “Power 100” by City & State New York for his work in improving patient care and overall experience, community engagement, and securing funds for a Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program and Emergency Department expansions. Calliste has also fostered community partnerships that provide local residents wraparound services through their engagement with health care providers and case managers. City & State New York‘s “Power 100” lists recognize the most powerful people in the City, including elected officials, business owners, and advocates.

“This is a well-deserved recognition for Gregory Calliste,” said Mitchell Katz, MD, President and CEO of NYC Health + Hospitals. “Under his leadership, NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull continues to be a vital part of the North Brooklyn community, ensuring that patients live the healthiest lives they can.”

“This is an incredible honor, but not one that was possible without the support of the entire Woodhull community,” said Gregory Calliste. “The significant progress NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull has experienced during my tenure has been made possible because of the dedication and commitment of the entire staff who share and support our vision of making Woodhull a hospital of choice for North Brooklyn.”One of Calliste’s significant accomplishments this past year was the joint venture with Comunilife, headed by Dr. Rosa Gil, to build a community residence with 89 apartments on the Woodhull campus to provide permanent housing for mental health patients from NYC Health + Hospitals and low income community residents. In addition, under Calliste leadership and successful collaboration with City Council members, NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull was awarded $5 million to expand and renovate its emergency room.

“Gregory Calliste has done a remarkable job improving service at Woodhull hospital, which serves thousands of my constituents,” said State Senator Julia Salazar. “He understands the importance of the LGBTQ community and the importance of front-line emergency room care for North Brooklyn residents. I look forward to working with him in the future to help provide healthcare as a human right for my constituents.”

“This is a well-earned honor for Mr. Calliste, for the staff of NYC Health + Hopsital/Woodhull and the City that supports them,” said Assembly Health Committee Chair Richard N. Gottfried. “New Yorkers should be grateful and proud of his work expanding and improving Woodhull’s services and community engagement.”

“As Chair of the New York City Council Committee on Hospitals, I am proud to see that Gregory Calliste’s leadership is being recognized. Calliste’s commitment to collaboration with the North Brooklyn community and his mission to fund indispensable programs such as emergency psychiatric treatment are the strides we as a city need to be making to ensure that all New Yorkers have access to high quality health care regardless of their background,” said City Councilwoman Carlina Rivera.

Gregory Calliste has been serving as NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull’s CEO since April 2016. He previously held leadership position at NYC Health + Hospitals/North Central Bronx, NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County, St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital/Continuum Health Partners, Juan F. Luis Hospital & Medical Center, and New Orleans General Hospital. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He earned an MBA from the New York Institute of Technology, and an MS in Public Health from Columbia University.