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Modern Healthcare Names Dr. Mitchell Katz One of the 100 Most Influential People in Health Care

Influential weekly publication cites Dr. Katz’s leadership across various NYC Health + Hospital initiatives, including Housing for Health, which connects patients to supportive housing

Dec 07, 2022

NYC Health + Hospitals today announced that President and CEO Dr. Mitchell Katz was listed as one of Modern Healthcare’s 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare 2022. Modern Healthcare is the industry voice for health system leaders. Listed at number 40, Dr. Katz was recognized for his leadership on NYC Care, which provides care to over 100,000 people without health insurance; on Housing for Health, the initiative to connect the system’s homeless patients to supportive housing and create 650 new homes in the next 5 years; and on his work turning around the health system’s finances and closing a deficit of nearly $2 billion. The list is voted on by readers of the publication and includes leaders from health systems, retail pharmacies, pharmaceutical companies, government agencies, healthcare advocacy groups, and other major stakeholders in healthcare. The full list of awardees is available here.

“From his work in San Francisco and Los Angeles to his time at NYC Health + Hospitals, Dr. Katz has brought innovative initiatives to the healthcare system, and he leads with compassion and humility,” said Mayor Eric Adams. “It’s nice to see confirmation of what we in New York City already know – Dr. Mitchell Katz is an outstanding leader in healthcare. We’re lucky to have him.”

“We have an extraordinary team here at NYC Health + Hospitals, and I’m proud to be a part of it,” said NYC Health + Hospitals President and CEO Mitchell Katz, MD. “What an honor to be a part of this list, and in such good company.”

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

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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.