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Nicole Jordan-Martin, Executive Director and CEO of NYC Health + Hospitals/Community Care, Named as a Recipient of the 2023 Empire Whole Health Heroes Awards

The award honors individuals who have made exceptional contributions towards promoting whole health initiatives in New York City

Dec 01, 2023

NYC Health + Hospitals today announced that Nicole Jordan-Martin, MPA, FACHE, the Executive Director and CEO of NYC Health + Hospitals/Community Care, has been named one of the 25 recipients of the prestigious 2023 Empire Whole Health Heroes Awards. This recognition is a joint initiative of Crain’s New York and Empire BlueCross BlueShield to honor individuals who have made exceptional contributions towards promoting whole health initiatives in New York City. The 2023 Empire Whole Health Heroes Award recipients were recognized for leading health care innovation and driving community impact.

As the Executive Director and CEO of NYC Health + Hospitals/Community Care, Jordan-Martin leads clinical and supportive services delivery to more than 18,000 patients annually in their homes and other community-based settings. One of her passions is convening various actors across the community landscape to develop innovative partnerships for grassroots collective impact. She continues to build and leverage collaboratives of health care, health plans, and community-based organizations to comprehensively address the needs of Medicaid beneficiaries, uninsured individuals, undocumented immigrants, and other vulnerable groups, including those affected by homelessness, justice involvement, HIV, serious mental illness, and alcohol and substance use. She strongly believes that these collective impact collaboratives are critical to the development of new models of care to address the specific needs of these vulnerable groups; expansion of pathways for service delivery, geographic reach, and service offerings; and increased delivery of a myriad of home- and community-based health, wellness, social and family support programs, services and resources. She also strongly advocates for highlighting and addressing health disparities through structural and policy changes, funding, innovation, research, and community engagement.


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About NYC Health + Hospitals/Community Care
NYC Health + Hospitals/Community Care reaches outside the walls of our hospitals and clinics to ensure that our patients access the highest quality of care and support they need when returning to the community. We offer expert services to patients residing in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, and the Bronx. For more information, visit: www.nychealthandhospitals.org/services/community-care/.

About NYC Health + Hospitals
NYC Health + Hospitals is the largest public health care system in the nation, serving more than a million New Yorkers annually in more than 70 patient care locations across the city’s five boroughs. A robust network of outpatient, neighborhood-based primary and specialty care centers anchors care coordination with the system’s trauma centers, nursing homes, post-acute care centers, home care agency, and MetroPlus health plan—all supported by 11 essential hospitals. Its diverse workforce of more than 43,000 employees is uniquely focused on empowering New Yorkers, without exception, to live the healthiest life possible. For more information, visit www.nychealthandhospitals.org and stay connected on FacebookTwitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

About Empire BlueCross BlueShield in New York
Serving New Yorkers for more than 85 years, Empire BlueCross BlueShield (Empire) is on a mission to materially and measurably improve the health of New Yorkers. Empire is the largest health insurer in New York, supporting more than 4 million members and more than 38,000 businesses, unions, and small employers in New York. Empire is the trade name of Empire HealthChoice Assurance Inc., and Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO is the trade name of Empire HealthChoice HMO Inc., independent licensees of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, serving residents and businesses in the 28 eastern and southeastern counties of New York state. Additional information about Empire is available at www.empireblue.com.

About Crain’s New York Business
Crain’s New York Business provides news, information, analysis, and connections on all facets of New York through the prism of business. Through its daily news coverage on crainsnewyork.com, its weekly coverage in print, its newsmaker forums, and topical events that bring together the city’s diverse business communities, Crain’s New York Business is the leading source of information on the New York economy, the companies, industries and institutions that operate in the city and the entrepreneurs and innovators who drive the city’s growth.