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Fay Rim, MD, Is Appointed Senior Assistant Vice President for Palliative Care at NYC Health + Hospitals

Jul 25, 2017

New York, NY

NYC Health + Hospitals has appointed Fay Rim, MD, FAAPMR, senior assistant vice president for palliative care. In this newly created position, she will guide the development of an integrated system of palliative care services spanning the care continuum, including primary care, specialty care, inpatient care, emergency department, and post-acute care, as well as care delivered in the community. She assumes her new role on July 31.
Dr. Rim will be responsible for designing and implementing strategies to support a population-based approach to meeting palliative care needs throughout NYC Health + Hospitals. She will provide on-site support to facilities in developing and implementing operational workflows, implementing provider training and engagement activities, and identifying service gaps.
“We are fortunate to have Dr. Fay Rim serve in this important new role,” said Maureen McClusky, senior vice president for post-acute care at NYC Health + Hospitals. “She has dedicated her career to palliative care, and her keen understanding of our public health system—the largest in the nation—makes her the ideal individual to lead our efforts.”
Following a nationwide search, Dr. Rim was selected for the role based on her accomplishments within the public health system. Having joined NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan in 2011, she has served for the past three years as chief of pain medicine and palliative care and for the past four years as program director of the hospital’s Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine Fellowship. She has worked in both ambulatory care and inpatient care, leading programs to integrate palliative care provided in the emergency department, long-term care facilities, and the community.
She has also worked at achieving the palliative care project objectives in primary care for OneCity Health, the subsidiary of NYC Health + Hospitals focused on population health, care management, and implementation of the State’s Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program.
Dr. Rim also currently serves as assistant professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at New York Medical College <p.Earlier, she served as acting chief of pain management at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center, in the Bronx, and as attending physician in the Department of Pain and Palliative Care at White Plains Hospital.
Dr. Rim earned her undergraduate degree from MIT and her medical degree from New York Medical College. She completed her residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Mount Sinai Medical Center and subsequently completed a fellowship in pain medicine and palliative care at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
She is a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the Association of Academic Physiatrists, and the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Care.