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NYC Health + Hospitals Leaders from Brooklyn and the Bronx Named to City & State New York’s Annual Power Lists

The honorees are recognized for being movers and shakers in their respective boroughs

City & State is a media organization dedicated to covering New York’s local and state politics and policy

Aug 01, 2023

(New York, NY – August 1, 2023) NYC Health + Hospitals today announced that five of its hospital CEOs and the Associate Director of Public Relations at Jacobi Hospital were named to City & State New York’s “Bronx Power 100” and “Brooklyn Power 100” lists. Each one is recognized for being key members of their community, providing New Yorkers with access to high-quality, comprehensive health care while also advocating for their social and economic needs. NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi | North Central Bronx CEO Christopher Mastromano and NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln CEO and systemwide Chief Growth Officer Christopher Roker rank 26th on the Bronx Power 100 list. NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull CEO Gregory Calliste, NYC Health + Hospitals/South Brooklyn Health CEO Svetlana Lipyanskaya, and NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County CEO Sheldon McLeod rank 35th on the Brooklyn Power 100 list. Associate Director of Public Relations for Jacobi and North Central Bronx Hospitals, John Doyle, is on the list at number 65.

“NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull continues to develop and advance while exemplifying the highest values of patient care and staff engagement,” said NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull CEO Gregory Calliste. “I am honored to be the head of the Woodhull team in recognition of their dedication and commitment to our community. We value the continuous support given by the Woodhull community. We also appreciate the confidence our patients have shown by choosing Woodhull as their hospital of choice and allowing our health care professionals to care for them and their loved ones.”

“Power perceived is power achieved! I am grateful City & State included me on their list of the borough’s movers and shakers,” said NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi | NCB Associate Director of Public Relations John Doyle. “I hope whatever small ‘power’ I possess goes towards making our beloved borough a better place for all.”

“It’s an honor to be recognized on the City & State New York: Brooklyn Power 100 list,” said NYC Health + Hospitals/South Brooklyn Health CEO Svetlana Lipyanskaya. “This year, with the opening of our Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hospital, we will continue to deliver on the promise that each patient who comes through our doors, can expect excellent patient care, that they so richly deserve.”

“I’m humbled to be included as one of the borough’s movers and shakers,” said NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi | North Central Bronx CEO Christopher Mastromano. “Any power I have is because of the goodwill of our health care heroes committed to providing quality care for our patients and savings their lives. It is an honor to work alongside them.”

“At NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County, we take great pride in embodying our ICARE values -Integrity, Compassion, Accountability, Respect, and Excellence,” said NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County Chief Executive Officer Sheldon McLeod. “These values are the foundation of our person-centered care approach. I am privileged to lead a hospital that embodies the true spirit of compassionate healthcare and am honored to be recognized by City & State’s 2023 Brooklyn Power 100. This accolade is not just a testament to my own dedication but a reflection of the incredible teamwork and unwavering commitment of our entire hospital staff.”

“I’m extremely grateful to be recognized for doing my job, which for me, is a labor of love,” said NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln CEO and systemwide Chief Growth Officer Christopher Roker. “Serving the Bronx community, the Lincoln family and New Yorkers is an honor and one that I don’t take for granted. Congratulations to my fellow honorees and may we all continue using our power to fulfill our purpose.”


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