In 1970, the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) was created to operate the municipal hospitals. The HHC enabling legislation mandated that Community Advisory Boards become an integral part of the HHC framework.
The Community Advisory Board (CAB) at Lincoln Medical Center has been visibly active in the Bronx for over 30 years. Current CAB members include 15 volunteers consisting of residents, patients, community leaders and healthcare advocates who devote precious hours to ensure community residents receive access to the highest quality healthcare services. The CAB works directly with community based organizations, serving as a vital link between Lincoln Hospital and residents. They represent the community's views in the hospital's decision-making process and also inform the community about the goals and objectives of the Hospital and its affiliated health centers.
The CAB also serves as advocates to local, state and federal governments on behalf of the Community and Hospital. They provide important information about Lincoln's programs and services, and advise elected representatives of the Community's healthcare needs during the budget allocation processes.
The Chairperson of the Lincoln Hospital CAB is Mr. George Rodriguez.
Community members interested in addressing the CAB can call 718-579-5471, or write to:
Community Advisory Board (CAB)
Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, 2C-427
234 Eugenio Maria De Hostos Blvd (East 149th Street)
Bronx, New York 10451
The CAB meets monthly with hospital leadership. All CAB meetings and its committees are open to the general public. Community members are encouraged to contact the CAB office to inquire about scheduled meetings or membership.