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Dr. John Morley Named Chief Medical Officer at HHC Jacobi Medical Center and HHC North Central Bronx Hospital

Apr 16, 2015

Bronx, NY

Dr. John Morley

The New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) announced today that John Morley, MD, has been appointed Chief Medical Officer of HHC Jacobi Medical Center (Jacobi) and HHC North Central Bronx Hospital (NCBH). In this capacity, Dr. Morley will oversee all medical staff and medical affairs for two Bronx public hospitals serving over 150,000 combined patients each year with critical services including Jacobi’s level 1 trauma center, burn center, and state-of-the-art outpatient practices, and NCBH’s newly revitalized labor and delivery program, family weight management program and renovated psychiatric emergency department.
“Dr. Morley has decades of experience in quality care improvement,” said HHC Senior Vice President and Executive Director of both Jacobi and NCBH William P. Walsh. “As we venture to be the safest hospitals in the nation, I can think of no better person to have as Chief Medical Officer.”
“It’s an honor to return to lead the great medical staff serving people who are most in need of care” said Dr. Morley. “HHC’s North Bronx facilities are committed to fulfilling HHC’s mission to the fullest, which is to provide care for all New Yorkers. It’s good to be back in the Bronx.”
Dr. Morley is a native Bronxite who spent his early childhood in Morris Park and as a young boy received care at Jacobi Hospital’s emergency department. In addition to being a trained anesthesiologist, he has critical care certifications in internal medicine and pulmonary medicine. He previously served as Medical Director of the New York State Department of Health’s Health Systems Management Division and as Senior Vice President and Deputy Chief Medical Officer of HHC.
Dr. Morley has three grown children and is an alumnus of Iona College in New Rochelle, NY. He completed a residency in Anesthesiology at St. Barnabas in Livingston, N.J. followed by a Critical Care Fellowship at Cooper University in Camden, N.J.

Contact: Ian Michaels, (212) 788-3339
John Doyle, (718) 918-405, (917) 553-4642

About NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi

NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi is a 457-bed teaching hospital affiliated with the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. The facility holds numerous center of excellence designations for its renowned trauma center, burn center, regional stroke center, regional perinatal center, breast health center and bariatric surgery service. The facility also has a multi-person hyperbaric unit and a surgical intensive care unit. NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi’s Ambulatory Care Pavilion is a stunning complement to its recently constructed inpatient facility and allows staff to provide patients with high-quality care in a modern, state-of-the-art environment.For more information visit /jacobi. .

About NYC Health + Hospitals

NYC Health + Hospitals is a $6.7 billion integrated healthcare delivery system and is the largest municipal healthcare organization in the country. HHC provides a wide range of high quality and affordable healthcare services to 1.4 million New Yorkers every year and more than 475,000 are uninsured. HHC offers medical, mental health and substance abuse services, as well as specialized care for a wide range of health conditions through its numerous Centers of Excellence. Comprehensive, personalized care is available to all New Yorkers at HHC’s 11 acute care hospitals, five skilled nursing facilities, six large diagnostic and treatment centers and more than 70 community based clinics. HHC Health and Home Care also provides in-home services for New Yorkers. HHC’s own MetroPlusHealth Health Plan is one of the New York area’s largest providers of government-sponsored health insurance and is the plan of choice for 445,000 New Yorkers. HHC 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. Several HHC facilities have been recognized nationally for clinical excellence and commitment to quality achievements. For more information, visit www.nychealthandhospitals.org/hhc or find us on facebook.com/NYCHealthSystem or twitter.com/NYCHealthSystem.