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HHC Coney Island Hospital Physician Receives Mastership by the American College of Physicians

Sep 10, 2015

Brooklyn, NY

Mr. Arthur Wagner, Executive Director of Coney Island Hospital of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC), announced today that the American College of Physicians (ACP) has bestowed its “Mastership” designation on Dr. Terence Brady, the hospital’s Associate Chief Medical Officer. According to the ACP, Masters are selected because of integrity, positions of honor, eminence in practice or in medical research, or other attainments in science or in the art of medicine, and are highly accomplished persons demonstrating eminence in practice, leadership, or in medical research.
Dr. Brady joins two other HHC Coney Island physicians who already hold this designation – Dr. John Maese, Chief Medical Officer and Dr. Paul Gitman of Quality Management. These three physicians are among 785 worldwide to hold this distinction of Masters by the ACP.
“I am honored to receive this national recognition by the American College of Physicians,” said Dr. Brady. “This designation recognizes individuals for their achievements and dedication to the field of medicine. I look forward to continuing to apply that same dedication to improving the care and experience of our patients and community at Coney Island Hospital.”
“It is an accomplishment for an individual to earn Mastership from the American College of Physicians, but for an institution to have three physicians earn this designation is remarkable,” said Mr. Wagner, who is also Senior Vice President of Southern Brooklyn and Staten Island Healthcare Network. “This recognition is one example of the many skilled and accomplished physicians we have at HHC Coney Island providing excellent care for our patients and community.”
“Dr. Brady is very deserving of such a high honor by the American College of Physicians,” said Dr. Maese. “Masters are recognized for excellence and for their significant contributions to medicine, and we are proud to have Dr. Brady’s service here at HHC Coney Island Hospital.”

Contact: Nicole Francois, 347-461-4109

About Coney Island Hospital

NYC Health + Hospitals/Coney Island is a member of the NYC Health + Hospitals health care system and has served the Southern Brooklyn community since 1875. The 371-bed hospital has more than 2,900 staff. Inpatient services account for 18,000 discharges annually and an extensive ambulatory care program serves more than 300,000 outpatient primary care and specialty care visits annually. Its emergency room sees more than 72,000 visits every year. Clinical centers of excellence include: Primary Care, Adolescent Medicine and Behavioral Health.

About NYC Health + Hospitals

The NYC Health + Hospitals health care system is a $6.7 billion integrated healthcare delivery system, the largest municipal healthcare organization in the country, and one of the New York area’s largest providers of government-sponsored health insurance, MetroPlusHealth Health Plan, the plan of choice for nearly half a million New Yorkers. The NYC Health + Hospitals health care system serves 1.4 million New Yorkers every year and more than 475,000 are uninsured. The system provides medical, mental health and substance abuse services through its 11 acute care hospitals, five skilled nursing facilities, six large diagnostic and treatment centers and more than 70 community based clinics. NYC Health + Hospitals/Home Care also provides in-home services for New Yorkers. The NYC Health + Hospitals system 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. For more information, visit www.nychealthandhospitals.org or find us on https://www.facebook.com/NYCHealthSystem or twitter.com/NYCHealthSystem.