|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 26, 2006
HHC President Alan Aviles in Top 25 Minority Executives in Health Care
President recognized for effecting change in health care industry
New York City - The New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) is pleased to announce that HHC President Alan Aviles was chosen as one of the top 25 minority executives in health care nationwide by Modern Healthcare magazine.
The selection of Aviles was based upon his successful management of HHC, the largest municipal health care system in the country. Under his leadership, HHC launched a five-year capital campaign to rebuild aging hospitals, focused on system efforts on improving patient safety, and increasing patient access.
"I am deeply honored to be acknowledged for my commitment to making New York City's public hospitals a safe, effective, efficient and patient-centered health care system," said Aviles. "This recognition is shared by 38,000 fellow HHC employees who make us one of the best public health care systems in the country."
The $1.3 billion capital campaign program to rebuild and modernize the entire public hospital system provides state-of-the-art facilities to New York City's underinsured and uninsured patients.
Focusing on key system-wide initiatives such as patient safety, chronic disease management, and increased access to health care, Aviles has managed to reduce health care disparities and improve the overall quality of the system, all to better serve patients.
The New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) is the largest municipal health care system in the country. HHC operates a network of 11 hospitals, six diagnostic and treatment centers, four long-term care facilities, more than 80 community clinics and a home health care agency. HHC provides care to all regardless of ability to pay. HHC serves 1.3 million New Yorkers annually, including more than 450,000 who have no health insurance. For more information about HHC, visit www.nyc.gov/hhc.