The following activities illustrate recent achievements that support NYC Health + Hospitals’ comprehensive, multi-year redesign to build a competitive, sustainable organization that will continue to offer high-quality and accessible health care to the people of New York City.
- Health care and city government leaders break ground on the construction of a new 18,000-square-foot ambulatory care facility in Staten Island.
- Providers from across the health system participate in a strategy session to shape the first clinical restructuring of the way care is delivered at NYC Health + Hospitals for patients with substance use disorders.
- NYC Health + Hospitals’ documents in the New England Journal of Medicine’s “Catalyst” publication its aggressive effort to reduce depression symptoms in half of its patients enrolled in an innovative program that integrates medical and mental health care.
- To address social determinants of health, NYC Health + Hospitals announces building of supportive, affordable housing on underutilized lot in Brooklyn for low-income individuals and patients managing mental illness.
- NYC Health + Hospitals launches YouthHealth campaign, featuring new website, innovative social media ads, and community-based organization partnerships to connect more adolescents to health care services.
- MetroPlus Health Plan sees enrollment climb to more than 500,000 members.
- NYC Health + Hospitals reduces full-time equivalents (FTEs) by 1,500 in six months, in effort to achieve personnel services reduction through attrition.
- NYC Health + Hospitals opens an urban farm site, illustrating health system’s commitment to addressing social inequities by making affordable food available to the East New York community.
- The New York State Assembly and Senate pass the Enhanced Safety Net bill, which, if signed into law, would establish a supplemental reimbursement rate adjustment to support the kind of work done by a public health care systems, including NYC Health + Hospitals.