|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 1, 2007
New Executive Director Appointed at Metropolitan Hospital Center
New York, NY – José R. Sánchez, Sr. Vice President of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation’s Generations + Northern Manhattan Health Network, today announced the appointment of Meryl Weinberg, RN, BSN, MA, as Executive Director of Metropolitan Hospital Center. Ms. Weinberg has over twenty years in acute and long term care experience and has served as Executive Director of HHC’s Health and Home Care division for the past eight years.
“We are very fortunate to have a dynamic and experienced community health administrator like Ms. Weinberg to lead Metropolitan,” said Mr. Sánchez. “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. Under her leadership the hospital will build on its tradition of excellence and innovation in providing compassionate quality care to the community.”
Metropolitan Hospital Center provides culturally sensitive medical care to the diverse neighborhoods of northern Manhattan. It is a full-service hospital and leader in primary care medicine, Behavioral Health, Virology, and Women’s Health. Metropolitan Hospital is highly ranked by the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services for surgical site infection prevention and received the 2006 Davies Award for Technology.
“I’m honored and excited to have been given the opportunity to work with the dedicated Metropolitan Hospital staff and community,” said Ms. 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.”
During her tenure at HHC’s Health and Home Care, Ms. Weinberg oversaw the transformation of the division from 6 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.
Ms. Weinberg’s appointment is effective February 26, 2007.