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Helen Arteaga Landaverde, Mph and Neil J. Moore, MBA, MPA, FACHE Appointed CEOs of NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst and Queens

Arteaga has served on the public health system's Board of Directors since 2016 Moore returns to NYC Health + Hospitals after serving in finance and operating roles for Brooklyn and Manhattan facilities

Jan 29, 2021

New York, NY

Mitchell Katz, MD, President and CEO of the City’s public health system today announced the appointment of Helen Arteaga Landaverde, MPH as the CEO of NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst and Neil J. Moore, MBA, MPA, FACHE as CEO of NYC Health + Hospitals/Queens. In these roles, Arteaga and Moore will help lead the hospitals’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic, addressing the ongoing public health challenges some of the City’s hardest hit communities in Queens still face. The new CEOs will also continue to grow innovative programs and re-engineer processes to increase access to affordable and comprehensive health care for all patients.
In addition to their professional accomplishments, Arteaga and Moore bring with them a deep personal connection to the public health system and Queens communities they will serve. Ms. Arteaga is a long-standing resident of Corona, Queens who has worked closely with Queens communities for more than 20 years helping to bridge challenges to high-quality healthcare and social services that further improve overall wellness. As a native from Ecuador, she also speaks fluent Spanish, a prominent language of patients serviced by the hospital. She has also served on the Board of Directors for NYC Health + Hospitals since 2016. Mr. Moore is returning to the City’s public health system after dedicating a decade to various financial and operating roles at NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem, Kings County, and Woodhull. Ms. Arteaga Landaverde’s appointment is effective February 8, 2021. Mr. Moore’s appointment is effective February 15, 2021.
“We’re all excited to welcome two New Yorkers, who have history with our health system, to lead our two Queens hospitals,” said Dr. Katz. “Helen’s proven success in establishing and running community health centers, and her own family’s lifetime experience in healthcare advocacy, will help her further strengthen Elmhurst and continue to meet existing and prospective patients where they need us the most. And it’s a great honor to welcome Neil back to our system and have him share his healthcare expertise and passion with yet another NYC Health + Hospitals facility. I’m looking forward to working with both in their new roles as CEOs and seeing these two hospitals continue to flourish for our Queens residents.”
“I am thrilled and honored to be joining the more than 4,400 staff members at NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst as they continue their heroic frontline work to fight back the COVID-19 pandemic and get Queens residents vaccinated,” said Helen Arteaga Landaverde. “As a provider of care to close to one million people in one of the most linguistically and ethnically diverse communities in the United States, Elmhurst is positioned to create access to quality healthcare that can help change health outcomes for residents of this culturally rich borough.  I am extremely proud to lead that charge and look forward to working with staff, the community, and the public health system at-large to do so.”
“Transitioning to CEO of NYC Health + Hospitals/Queens is an exciting and personal opportunity for me given my roots in New York and proud past work with the public health system,” said Neil Moore. “I’m looking forward to working with the fearless hospital workers that have carried the hospital through some of the toughest days of this pandemic, and continue together towards completely fighting back this virus, vaccinating our neighbors, and further strengthening our beautiful Queens community.”
Ms. Helen Arteaga Landaverde has been with Urban Health Plan, a system of community health centers, for 15 years, most recently serving as Assistant Vice President of the Queens Network and Executive Initiatives since 2015. Prior to her work with Urban Health Plan, Helen held various positions at Northwell Health System in Queens.
Arteaga grew up understanding the role that health care has on a community. She dreamed of establishing a community health center that would provide quality health care to local residents. Following the death of her community activist father, she set out to build that health center in her beloved Corona. Working with Our Lady of Sorrows Church and other community leaders, she sought out Paloma Hernandez, the President and CEO of Urban Health Plan, Inc., to make her dream a reality. Together, they opened Plaza del Sol Family Health Center in June, 2009.  Last year, Plaza Del Sol provided care to more than 29,000 patients regardless of their ability to pay.  The health center was dedicated in her father’s memory in 2014.
Helen has a bachelor’s degree from New York University and a Master of Public Health from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. She also completed a fellowship with the National Hispanic Leadership Institute and Harvard Kennedy School of Government in September 2010. Currently, she is completing her doctoral degree at CUNY-School of Public Health. In March 2016, she was appointed to the NYC Health + Hospitals Board of Directors and to the NYU Alumni Board of Directors.  She was one of 31 women selected by the New York City Commission on Women’s Issues to be featured in “NYC Women: Make it Here, Make it Happen,” a series highlighting women who made a difference in their communities.  She also received the Community Impact Award, Humanitarian Award and City of New York American Dreamer Award.
Mr. Neil J. Moore has over 20 years of executive leadership experience that includes Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer in complex healthcare organizations. His most recent position has been Principal of LIEN Healthcare Solutions, a consulting firm providing services in the areas of start-ups, financial turnarounds and strategic planning. Prior to establishing LIEN he was employed by University of Maryland Capital Region Health formerly Dimensions Healthcare System (DHS) as President and CEO, and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. At DHS he was responsible for an integrated health system comprised of a number of healthcare facilities. There, he led the system through a very challenging period with significant financial and operational improvements that resulted in building a new regional medical center for the residents of Prince Georges County.
Mr. Moore has also dedicated himself to community service. He’s sat on numerous boards and advisory committees, participated in roundtable discussions, presented on a national level, holds several organizational memberships and has mentored several aspiring healthcare individuals. Prior to joining Dimensions, Mr. Moore had a long history with NYC Health & Hospitals. In fact, he interned at NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County before graduating from George W. Wingate High School in Brooklyn NY.
Moore received his BS from St. Joseph College in Brooklyn, his Master of Public Administration in Health Policy from Long Island University, and his Master of Business Administration in Finance from the New York Institute of Technology.
“Ms. Arteaga Landaverde is a proven senior executive and a strong strategic thinker.  Throughout her 15 years at Urban Health Plan, she consistently worked to enhance health care access for the residents of Corona, Elmhurst, and Jackson Heights.  Her acumen for strategy and data are a perfect complement to her passion for a healthier Queens and her commitment to patient and community-centered care,” said President and CEO of Urban Health Plan Paloma Hernandez.
“I’m pleased that Mr. Moore has decided to become the CEO of NYC Health + Hospitals/Queens. I believe his extensive expertise in healthcare management shows that he is eminently qualified for the position and I look forward to working with him to make the facility one of the best hospitals in the country,” said State Senator Leroy Comrie.
“Dr. Mitchell Katz, president and CEO of the city’s public hospital system, has showed strong leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic the past year. His appointments of Ms. Helen Artega Landaverde and Mr. Neil J. Moore as CEOs of NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst and Queens respectively are sound decisions and I’m confident that residents of Queens and beyond will be well served,” said State Senator John Liu.
“I am very pleased to welcome in new Chief Executive Officers at both Elmhurst and Queens hospitals. Helen Arteaga Landaverde and Neil Moore both have very impressive resumes and strong ties to our community. NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst and Queens are vital assets to our community, and their dedicated, hardworking staff has shown its unwavering commitment to the people of Queens,” said State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky.
“Helen Arteaga is the true daughter of Corona, Queens.  She has been at the helm of caring for our community for decades, from establishing the neighborhood’s most vital community healthcare clinic to being at the forefront of the battle against the COVID-19 at the epicenter of the epicenter, to now leading our neighborhood hospital,” said Assemblywoman Catalina Cruz.  “As the first woman and Latina to head our local hospital, I am so very proud of her, and I am confident that we are in good hands.  I look forward to working with Helen as we continue to protect the health and wellbeing of our families, neighbors, and friends.”
“Congratulations to Helen Arteaga Landaverde, MPH and Neil J. Moore, MBA, MPA, FACHE on their appointment as CEO of NYC Health + Hospitals/ Elmhurst and Queens. I cannot think of two more qualified individuals to take on this role,” said Assemblyman David Weprin. “As Queens continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, I trust that the leadership and skill of these two dedicated professionals will help pull us through.”
“When Queens became the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic, NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst became the focal point of the nation. We will never forget the heartbreaking images of NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst’s frontline workers as they worked day and night to keep Queens residents and their loved ones safe and strong,” said Queens Borough President Donovan Richards, Jr. “I cannot think of a better person to lead NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst to the pandemic’s finish line and beyond than Helen Arteaga Landaverde. Helen is the exemplary public servant and healthcare hero Queens deserves to move Elmhurst forward. I am hopeful for NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst’s future under Helen’s leadership, and the Office of Queens Borough President is here to support her and the entire team.
“Neil Moore is a proven leader in the healthcare field with a deep commitment to serving the public. He is an excellent choice to lead Health + Hospitals/Queens as it continues to provide our diverse borough with comprehensive, high-quality medical care for all who come through its doors. I look forward to working with Neil in addressing the continued health care challenges facing ‘The World’s Borough,’ including the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and the goal to provide greater health care to traditionally underserved communities,” said Queens Borough President Donovan Richards, Jr.
“Congratulations to Helen Arteaga, Elmhurst Hospital’s new CEO,” said NYC Council Finance Chair Daniel Dromm. “I have worked with Arteaga for many years. She is the consummate professional. She knows and understands the community, and has dedicated her life to delivering quality health care to its residents. I know that NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst will continue to grow and serve my constituents well under her stellar leadership.”
“I am thrilled by the appointment of Helen Arteaga Landaverde and Neil J. Moore’s to CEOs of our two Queens hospitals. Their leadership will be invaluable during this tremendously difficult time, and their roots in the city will offer them crucial insight to service our local communities. I look forward to working together to ensure that they have what they need as we enter this last stretch of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Congressman Gregory W. Meeks.
“I’m pleased to congratulate Helen Arteaga Landaverde and Neil Moore who bring many years of experience to their new positions,” said Congresswoman Grace Meng. “NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst and Queens play critical roles in providing medical care to communities in Queens, including neighborhoods in my congressional district, and I look forward to these facilities growing and succeeding even further under their leadership. I look forward to working with them.”