New Executive Director at Metropolitan
Metropolitan Hospital Center’s new Executive Director, Meryl Weinberg, RN, BSN, MA, is ready to apply more than 20 years in health care management, nursing, acute and long-term care community health expertise to continue building on the 132-year old hospital’s tradition of excellence and innovation in providing compassionate quality care to the community.
“We are very fortunate to have a dynamic and experienced community health administrator like Ms. Weinberg to lead Metropolitan,” said José R. Sánchez, Senior Vice President of HHC’s Generations Plus Northern Manhattan Health Network, which includes Metropolitan, Lincoln and Harlem Hospitals. “Her deep understanding of the diverse needs of our community, her nursing background, success as a manager, and her creative approach to technological enhancements will help us continue to respond to the health care needs of the residents of East Harlem.”
Metropolitan Hospital Center has been providing culturally sensitive medical care to the diverse neighborhoods of northern Manhattan since it was founded in 1875. It is a full-service hospital and leader in primary care medicine, mental health and chemical dependency services, virology, and women’s health. Metropolitan Hospital is highly ranked by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the state Health Department for surgical site infection prevention and received the national 2006 Davies Award for excellence in healthcare information technology.
“I’m honored and excited to have been given the opportunity to work with the dedicated Metropolitan Hospital staff and community,” said Weinberg. “I’m looking forward to building effective partnerships with the staff, clinical leadership and the Community Advisory Board to expand Metropolitan’s reputation for excellence and prepare the hospital to successfully manage new challenges in the healthcare community.”
Weinberg served most recently for eight years as Executive Director of HHC’s Health and Home Care division, which she transformed from six distinct departments in 1999 to a fully certified home health agency that today delivers comprehensive services to more than 1,500 multilingual patients living in Manhattan, Queens and the Bronx. Under her leadership, the division began the operation of a Long-Term Home Health Care Program in the Bronx, and also implemented innovative programs to improve the health outcomes of patients with chronic illnesses.
Weinberg’s appointment is effective February 26, 2007.