NYC Health and Hospitals President and CEO Dr. Ram Raju recently announced the appointment of two health care executives of African descent to leadership positions at hospitals located in critical health-needs areas of New York City: Harlem Hospital in Manhattan and Woodhull Hospital in Bedford-Stuyvesant. Their appointments are designed, he said, “to help guide the nation’s largest public health systems’ transformation to support its Vision 2020 goals toward financial stability, growth and improving the patient experience”.
“As we move our essential public health system in a bold new direction, we … need collaborative leaders who can be tenacious change agents, can inspire our workforce and know how to put our patients first,” said Dr. Raju at the announcement in April. The individuals we have selected to fill these key leadership positions have the skills, talent and compassion we need to deliver on our promise of quality care and a great patient experience.
Eboné M. Carrington, 37, is Chief Executive Officer, NYC Health & Hospitals/Harlem. She is responsible for ensuring quality standards of care, increasing workforce engagement, expanding access, building community collaborations and providing an exceptional patient experience.
Ms. Carrington, who grew up across the street from Harlem Hospital, previously had served as acting CEO for a month while carrying her duties as the hospitals’ Chief Operating Officer, a position she held since September 2013.
She has a long personal history of involvement with Harlem Hospital where each of her parents worked for over 30 years. As a family, they have shared over 80 years of service to the Harlem community.
Ms. Carrington previously served as Sr. VP and Chief Quality Officer at Interfaith Medical Center and as a senior consultant for the hospital and health care management firm of Kurron Shares of America.
She has a Bachelor’s in Business from Stony Brook University and an MPA from NYU. Ms. Carrington’s appointment was effective as of April 11.
Gregory Calliste was appointed Chief Executive Officer, NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull, responsible for ensuring quality standards of care,
increasing workforce engagement, expanding access, building community collaborations and providing an exceptional patient experience.
Previously, he had served as acting Chief Executive Officer at NYC Health & Hospitals/North Central Bronx for six months and Chief Operating Officer since March 2015. He held several senior administrative positions at NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings for over 20 years.
Other hospital executive roles include Chief Administrative Officer for St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital; President and CEO of Juan Luis Hospital & Medical Center in the Virgin Islands and Director of Administrative Services/Operations at Kingsborough Psychiatric Center. He has an MS in Public Health from Columbia University and an MBA from NY Institute of Technology. Mr. Calliste’s appointment also was effective April 11.
Dr. Raju stated the Chief Executive Officer positions for NYC Health & Hospitals/Harlem and NYC Health & Hospitals/Woodhull were upgraded from executive director title to reflect the shift away from operations-based management to strategic leadership and responsibilities for growth and patient experience.
“As we move our essential public health system in a bold new direction, we will need collaborative leaders who can be tenacious change agents, can inspire our workforce and know how to put our patients first,” said Dr. Raju. “The individuals we have selected to fill these key leadership positions have the skills, talent and compassion we need to deliver on our promise of quality care and a great patient experience,” said Dr. Raju.
Our Time Press continues its Health and Hospitals series with a story by Akosua Albritton on Woodhull Hospital and the challenges Mr. Calliste is facing. Click here
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