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NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health, Morrisania Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Morrisania has served countless families in the South Bronx since 1973

Aug 09, 2023

NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health, Morrisania 50th Anniversary celebration (Left to Right): Morrisania CAB President Mariano Laboy; Deputy Director of Ambulatory Care Services, Gotham Health, Morrisania Joaquim Santos; Morrisania patient Alfonzo Ramos; Gotham Health Bronx Regional Director Claudia Williams; Gotham Health Bronx Regional Medical Director Dr. Jeremy O’Connor; NYC Health + Hospitals President & CEO Dr. Mitchell Katz; Gotham Health, Morrisania Interim Associate Medical Director Dr. Deborah Ottenheimer; and NYC Health + Hospitals Senior Vice President for Ambulatory Care and Population Health Dr. Ted Long

New York, NY

NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health, Morrisania today celebrated its 50th anniversary of providing high-quality health services in the Bronx. To celebrate this momentous occasion, Gotham Health, Morrisania, located at 1225 Gerard Ave in the South Bronx, invited the community to attend a celebration on Tuesday, August 8th, from 11am to 3pm. In additional to a formal program, the event featured patient education and family-friendly activities such as face painting and games provided by MetroPlusHealth, the city’s health plan owned by NYC Health + Hospitals.

“I feel a tremendous sense of pride that Gotham Health, Morrisania has served the South Bronx community for 50 years, providing top-quality health care, regardless of ability to pay and immigration status,” said NYC Health + Hospitals President and CEO Mitchell Katz, MD. “Thank you everyone here for being a part of this milestone in our history. I am looking forward to the next 50 years.”

“It’s an incredible achievement that Gotham Health, Morrisania has been providing high quality, affordable care to the community for fifty years,” said NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health CEO Michelle Lewis.  “This important milestone is a result of the hard work and dedication of our staff.”

“As we gather to celebrate this great milestone in Morrisania’s history, we express our gratitude to Gotham Health, Morrisania for having the foresight to engage the community for many years, and ensuring high-quality care for our patients and their families,” said NYC Health + Hospitals Gotham Health, Regional Medical Director, Bronx, Jeremy O’Connor, MD.

NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health, Morrisania has same- and next-day primary care, specialty care appointments available for children and adults. The staff speaks multiple languages. Clinical services offered include:

  • Pediatrics and adolescent care
  • Immunizations
  • Women’s Health/GYN
  • Prenatal and postpartum care
  • Family planning and reproductive health
  • Asthma Care
  • Diabetes Care
  • Mental Health screening, counseling and referrals
  • Foot care/podiatry
  • Radiology including X-rays, ultrasound, and mammography
  • Social services
  • Vision/eye care

Gotham Health, Morrisania hours of operations are: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 8:30am to 7:00pm; Tuesday and Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm; Saturday 8:30am to 4:30pm. Please visit NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health, Morrisania for additional information. To make an appointment, call 1-844-NYC-4NYC (1-844-692-4692).

MEDIA CONTACT: Nash Dunlap, NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health, 212-238-7766


About NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health

NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health is a Federally Qualified Healthcare Provider formed in 2012 to enable individuals and families to address their health care needs in their own neighborhoods. Serving more than 100,000 New Yorkers annually in Brooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan, Staten Island, and Queens, Gotham Health consists of 38 healthcare sites in all five boroughs of New York City.  Gotham Health provides easy-to-access, high-quality, affordable health care services with a focus on primary care. It is committed to promoting healthy lifestyles and building healthy communities, with a focus upon providing patients and families convenient access to high-quality preventive care, such as annual check-ups and immunizations. Health care teams are trained to help patients manage ongoing conditions, such as hypertension, diabetes, asthma, and heart disease.

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.