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Seven NYC Health + Hospitals Employees Named to Crain’s 2022 List of “Notable Health Care Leaders”

Aug 25, 2022

NYC Health + Hospitals today announced that seven employees throughout the municipal health care system have been named to Crain’s 2022 “Notable Health Care Leaders” list. Each one is recognized for their leadership, accomplishments, and ability to adjust to crises.

Crain’s New York 2022 Notable Health Care Leaders:

Hyung “Harry” Cho, MD, FACP, SFHM
System Chief Value Officer, NYC Health + Hospitals 

Natalia Cineas, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN
Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Executive 

Michelle Lewis
CEO, NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health

Rebecca Linn-Walton, PhD, LCSW
Senior Assistant Vice President, Office of Behavioral Health, NYC Health + Hospitals

Lewis Marshall, MS, MD, JD
Chief Medical Officer, NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln

Milenko Milinic, MS
Chief Capital Officer of Design, Construction, and Fiscal Affairs, NYC Health + Hospitals
Interim Chief Operating Officer, NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst

Talya Schwartz, MD
President and CEO, MetroPlusHealth

“It is a huge accomplishment to have so many NYC Health + Hospitals employees named on Crain’s 2022 list of Notable Health Care Leaders,” said NYC Health + Hospitals President and CEO Mitchell Katz, MD. “The honorees are dedicated, innovative, and selfless public servants who work hard every day to ensure New Yorkers are leading healthier lives. I thank them for their service to our great city and its health care system.”

“I am truly thankful for this honor from Crain’s,” said NYC Health + Hospitals Chief Value Officer Hyung “Harry” Cho, MD, FACP, SFHM. “This recognition would not be possible without our phenomenal team who’ve worked so hard over the years to improve the well-being of our patients.”

“I am deeply honored to be in the company of this impressive and inspirational group of health care leaders and wish to express my sincere thanks and appreciation to the team at Crain’s New York Business for including me in this amazing assemblage of extraordinary individuals,” said NYC Health + Hospitals Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Executive Natalia Cineas, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN. “The last two and a half years have been an extremely challenging time for everyone in the health care industry and for society in general as we have battled the ongoing global pandemic. I credit the hard work and resiliency of our more than 9,600 nurses with leading the charge in responding to the crisis and providing the finest quality health care to all New Yorkers, especially the disadvantaged, underprivileged and most vulnerable among us. I am continually inspired by the dedication and commitment of our nurses and nurse leaders and gratefully accept this award on behalf of myself and the entire NYC Health + Hospitals nursing family.”

“Gotham Health appreciates being recognized for our commitment to providing high-quality, affordable care to our community regardless of the ability to pay or immigration status,” said NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health CEO Michelle Lewis.

“What an honor to make this list, on behalf of the incredible work happening every day at NYC Health + Hospitals. It has been a joy to show up every day and be of service alongside my colleagues,” said NYC Health + Hospitals Senior Assistant Vice President in the Office of Behavioral Health Rebecca Linn-Walton, PhD, LCSW. “As someone who would not be here today without expert and caring behavioral health care, it is a joy to fight to ensure every New Yorker has the same access that has saved my life.”

“I am proud to be recognized as a Notable Healthcare Leader by Crain’s New York and congratulations to all of the Notable Healthcare Leaders of 2022. Well deserved,” said NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln Chief Medical Officer Lewis Marshall, MS, MD, JD.

“It’s an incredible honor to be recognized as one of Crain’s 2022 Notable Health Care Leaders. To even be mentioned in the same group of these distinguished leaders in our industry is humbling,” said NYC Health + Hospitals Chief Capital Officer of Design, Construction, and Fiscal Affairs Milenko Milinic. “It’s always nice to have your hard work recognized, but the real reward is knowing that the work my colleagues and I are doing with NYC Health + Hospitals is having an impact on the every day lives of some of New York City’s most underserved populations.”

“It is an honor to be recognized as a 2022 Notable Health Care Leader by Crain’s New York Business,” said MetroPlusHealth President and CEO Talya Schwartz, MD. “Congratulations to my colleagues and fellow honorees in the industry on this well-deserved recognition.”

Contact: 212-788-3339; PressOffice@nychhc.org 

About NYC Health + Hospitals
NYC Health + Hospitals is the largest municipal 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 Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NYCHealthandHospitals or Twitter at @NYCHealthSystem.