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Fierce Media Company Selects NYC Care as One of its Fierce 50 Honorees of 2023

NYC Care is a health care access program that guarantees low-cost and no-cost services to New Yorkers who do not qualify for or cannot afford health insurance

The recognition honors those programs that ensure that health care is accessible to all

Oct 03, 2023

NYC Health + Hospitals today announced that Fierce Healthcare and Fierce Life Sciences has named NYC Care as one of 2023’s Fierce 50 honorees. NYC Care is a health care access program that guarantees low-cost and no-cost services to New Yorkers who do not qualify for or cannot afford health insurance. All NYC Care services are provided through NYC Health + Hospitals. The Fierce 50 highlights companies and individuals in medicine that foster innovation in health care. The Fierce 50 are selected by the editors of Fierce Biotech, Fierce Pharma and Fierce Healthcare. A complete list of the Fierce 50 honorees can be viewed online at fiercepharma.com/fierce-50. The Fierce 50 honorees will be recognized at an evening gala at the Edison Ballroom in New York on Tuesday, December 5.  For more information about NYC Care, visit nyccare.nyc.

“NYC Health + Hospital’s NYC Care program is committed to eliminating the barriers to health care access for all New Yorkers, regardless of immigration status or ability to pay,” said Jonathan Jiménez, MD, MPH, Executive Director of NYC Care from NYC Health + Hospitals. “I would like to thank Fierce Life Sciences and Healthcare for recognizing the trailblazing work that our team undertakes every day to serve those in need. With this recognition, I hope that we can inspire other municipalities to adopt a similar model, whilst encouraging New Yorkers to access primary care through NYC Care and lead longer, healthier lives.”

“The Fierce 50 special report shines a spotlight on those who are making a significant impact and driving progress in the pharmaceutical, healthcare and biotech industries,” said Ayla Ellison, Editor-in-Chief, Fierce Life Sciences and Healthcare. “These outstanding individuals and companies exemplify excellence in their fields, and their dedication to innovation and improving lives is truly commendable. Congratulations to this year’s honorees.”

NYC Care recently celebrated its four-year anniversary, with nearly 120,000 members enrolled in the health care access program. As highlighted in the Mayor’s Management Report, enrollment in NYC Care increased 5.4% from 113,178 members in Fiscal Year 2022 to 119,234 in Fiscal Year 2023, and is up 352% from its first year in 2019. NYC Care has had a transformative impact on the health outcomes of its members. 50% of members with diabetes and 42% of members with hypertension have seen an improvement in their blood sugar and blood pressure, respectively, after six months in the program.

NYC Care members have access to a range of health services, from primary and preventive care to specialty care. As NYC Care celebrates the start of primary care week, NYC Health + Hospitals encourages all New Yorkers to learn more about the program, and connect with a caring primary care provider to support their lifelong journey to leading healthier lives.


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About NYC Care
NYC Care is a healthcare access program that provides comprehensive and low or no-cost healthcare services through NYC Health + Hospitals for New Yorkers who cannot afford or are ineligible for health insurance. NYC Care provides a membership card, 24/7 customer service, access to comprehensive and affordable healthcare services, like primary care, mental health services, and sexual and reproductive healthcare, low-cost medications, and member materials in multiple languages – regardless of your immigration status or ability to pay. Call 646-NYC-CARE (646-692-2273) or visit NYCCare.nyc to learn more and sign up today – privacy and confidentiality guaranteed.

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 FacebookTwitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.