|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 29, 2007
Modern Healthcare Magazine Names HHC President Alan Aviles
Among 100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare
New York City – The New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) today announced that HHC President Alan D. Aviles was named by Modern Healthcare magazine as one of the nation’s 100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare.
"I am deeply honored to be on this list," Aviles said. "I am particularly pleased that the voters recognized not only the importance of our nation’s largest public health system, but the quality of services HHC offers to the community."
This year marks the sixth year that Modern Healthcare readers nominated candidates for this list. The list includes President Bush and other government leaders, three Presidential candidates and Bill Gates. Mr. Aviles was also joined by two other leaders who represent the nation's safety net hospitals and health systems; Ron Anderson, President and CEO, Parkland Health & Hospital System, Dallas and Larry S. Gage President of the National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems. Aviles was one of four New York City based healthcare leaders to make the list.
The 100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare winners were chosen from a list of 300 nominees who received the most votes from more than 12,600 nominations and more than 26,500 ballots submitted by readers. The entire list is in the August 27 issue of Modern Healthcare.
The New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC), the largest municipal hospital and health care system in the country, is a $5.4 billion public benefit corporation that serves 1.3 million New Yorkers and nearly 400,000 who are uninsured. HHC provides medical, mental health and substance abuse services through its 11 acute care hospitals, four skilled nursing facilities, six large diagnostic and treatment centers and more than 80 community based health centers. For more information about HHC, visit www.nyc.gov/hhc.