Statement of NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation President Alan D. Aviles in Response to New York State Federal Waiver Application for $10 Billion in Healthcare Funds
Aug 06, 2012
“We strongly support Governor Cuomo’s effort to target investments through this waiver to expand primary care, improve care coordination for patients, and help develop the healthcare workforce to meet the challenges of healthcare reform. We are especially pleased that the Governor is expressly advocating for a dedicated investment of more than $1 billion for HHC and other public hospitals. These much needed funds will strengthen and support HHC’s continued transformation as an efficient and effective safety net for nearly 1.4 million New Yorkers. HHC stands ready to advance the State’s ambitious Medicaid redesign initiative and work with other health, behavioral health and housing partners to redesign New York’s health care delivery system and meet the triple aim goals to provide better care for our patients, better health for our communities and reduce costs.”
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, four 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.