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Kim Mendez, EdD, ANP, RN, Is Appointed Chief Nurse Executive of NYC Health + Hospitals

Jun 23, 2017

New York, NY

NYC Health + Hospitals, the nation’s largest public health care system, today announced that its board of directors has appointed Kim Mendez, EdD, ANP, RN, as senior vice president and chief nurse executive. Dr. Mendez has served as the health system’s interim chief nurse executive since January and was selected for her new role following a nationwide search. As chief nurse executive, she will lead initiatives to support patient-centered care and ensure patient satisfaction.

Dr. Mendez has been a hospital executive for more than 10 years and most recently served as NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue’s deputy executive director and chief nursing officer. During her time at NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue, she helped develop population health strategies and coordinated efforts to promote organizational excellence.

“Kim Mendez has established herself as an integral member of NYC Health + Hospitals’ executive management team,” said Stanley Brezenoff, interim president and chief executive officer of NYC Health + Hospitals. “As chief nurse executive, she will help set the standard for care at NYC Health + Hospitals and consistently represent the voices of patients and nurses in all important discussions and decisions.”

Prior to joining NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue, Dr. Mendez was vice president of clinical operations and chief nursing officer at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center on Long Island.

“I have dedicated my career to advancing the health care experience for both caregivers and patients,” she said. “It is a privilege to continue my work with NYC Health + Hospitals at the system-wide level. I look forward to developing and implementing solutions as we transform our essential public health system.”

Kim Mendez holds a doctorate in education/health care administration from Columbia University. She serves as an adjunct assistant professor for Doctoral and Master’s Health Care Administration Studies and Doctoral Dissertation Advisement at Teachers College, Columbia University. She is a licensed adult nurse practitioner and an experienced critical care nurse.