Statement of HHC President Alan D. Aviles Regarding Mayor de Blasio’s Nomination of Dr. Ramanathan Raju as Next President of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation
Jan 21, 2014
Mayor de Blasio’s selection of Dr. Raju to serve as the next President of HHC reflects his progressive plan for the city and the acknowledgement that healthcare is a fundamental priority. Ram Raju is a transformational physician and an executive who has a unique combination of strategic, operational, and clinical experience and a strong and dynamic vision of how to advance organizational excellence. The arrival of Dr. Raju will enable HHC to both solidify its recent accomplishments and to forge a bold path into the future.
I am profoundly grateful to everyone I have encountered on my extraordinary journey at HHC for the past 17 years. It has been the opportunity of a lifetime, and it has been thrilling to witness every day how HHC has made a difference in the lives and health of generations of New Yorkers.
I have great admiration and respect for Dr. Raju, and I wish him the same deeply rewarding experience that I have had. I know first-first hand his devotion to this great institution and I am certain HHC will greatly benefit from his inspired leadership and commitment to our historic mission and the promise of safe, high-quality healthcare for every New York City resident.
Contact: Ian Michaels (HHC)
The New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) is a $6.7 billion integrated healthcare delivery system with its own 420,000 member health plan, MetroPlusHealth, and is the largest municipal healthcare organization in the country. HHC serves 1.4 million New Yorkers every year and more than 475,000 are uninsured. HHC 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. HHC Health and Home Care also provides in-home services for New Yorkers. HHC 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.nychhc.org/hhc or find us on facebook.com/NYCHealthSystem or twitter.com/NYCHealthSystem.