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Crain’s Recognizes NYC Health + Hospitals’ Michael Katzab as Notable 2022 HR Leader

Oct 21, 2022

NYC Health + Hospitals today announced that Michael Katzab, Chief Human Resources Officer for Central Office and Gotham Health, has been named to Crain’s “Notable 2022 HR Leaders” list. He is recognized for his leadership and accomplishments, particularly his efforts to recruit, hire, and manage the onboarding of Covid-19 Test and Trace program staff beginning in 2020. Additionally, Katzab leads the planning and implementation of community recruitment events to hire NYC Health + Hospitals staff from neighborhoods they serve. These events include focused recruitment for nurses, social workers, patient care technicians, patient care associates, surgical technicians, and other essential roles. In addition to these events held at our facilities across NYC, virtual events have been held. To learn more about upcoming recruitment events, visit the NYC Health + Hospitals website here. Crain’s New York recognized only 62 human resources professionals of the thousands who work in New York. 

“With Michael’s recognition in Notable 2022 HR Leaders, Crain’s once again recognizes the immense talent at NYC Health + Hospitals,” said NYC Health + Hospitals President and CEO Mitchell Katz, MD. “Michael is a true professional.”

“Human resources in a hospital system like ours is so important, and Michael’s efforts through the pandemic and beyond have been extraordinary,” said Yvette Villanueva, Senior Vice President for Human Resources. “Hiring and onboarding hundreds of Test and Trace employees in the middle of pandemic was no easy feat, but Michael did it with aplomb.”

“It is honor to be recognized as a Crain’s Notable 2022 HR leader,” said NYC Health + Hospitals Chief Human Resources Officer Michael Katzab. “With more than 43,000 people in our health system, our human resources department works hard every day to ensure our staffing is right for our patients. It’s a team effort all around.”

As the Chief Human Resources Officer, Michael Katzab oversees human resources operations of Central Office and Gotham Health. 

Over the last 21 years, Mr. Katzab has held progressive leadership roles in Human Resources at NYC Health + Hospitals. Michael started as an intern in the Human Resources Department at Queens Hospital in 2001, and has since held other roles at the health system such as Recruiter, Human Resources Shared Services Manager, Assistant Director of Human Resources, Chief of Staff, and Director of Human Resources & Talent Acquisition. With the support of his hardworking and talented teams, he oversees workforce planning, talent acquisition/recruitment and onboarding efforts, employee relations, performance management, compliance, offboarding and the implementation of policies, in addition to serving as an advisor to senior leadership.

In 2013, NYC Health + Hospitals’ Executive Team selected Katzab for its Leadership Development Academy, a partnership with The Advisory Board. This program identified the health system’s rising stars and cultivated their leadership skills like accountability in the workplace, critical thinking, impact through influence, and problem solving. Mr. Katzab received a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the CUNY School of Professional Studies, and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology.


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NYC Health + Hospitals is the largest municipal 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 43,000 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/NYCHealthandHospitals or Twitter at @NYCHealthSystem.