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HHC Honors Nurses During Annual “Nursing Excellence” Awards

Six nurse professionals honored with “Nursing Excellence” awards for demonstrating dedication and compassion for the field of nursing and for their patients

October 27, 2015

New York City Health and Hospitals and Doctors Council SEIU Partner to Improve Care and the Patient Experience

New Collaboration Councils give front line physicians a greater say in a shared approach to improving the quality of healthcare.

November 4, 2015

NYC Health and Hospitals Partners with Ronald McDonald House to Build First “Family Room” in Brooklyn

The Ronald McDonald House Family Room will be built in Kings County Hospital to provide pediatric patients and families with another location where they can feel at home and at ease.

November 3, 2015

"Caring Neighborhoods" to Bring Primary Care to Underserved Areas Across City

NYC Health and Hospitals to Open Five New Primary Care Clinics and Expand Six Others in High-Need Areas.

October 22, 2015

Dr. Craig Spencer Reunites with HHC Bellevue Hospital Medical Team a Year After Recovering from Ebola

Dr. Spencer greeted and hugged staff who successfully cared for him while he was in isolation in Bellevue’s Infectious Diseases Unit during the height of last year’s Ebola crisis.

October 20, 2015

NYC Health and Hospitals Hosts Dozens of Free Health Screening Fairs in October

Focus on prevention includes screenings for illnesses and chronic diseases including obesity, high blood pressure, depression, asthma, HIV, cancer and more.

October 15, 2015

NYC Health and Hospitals Expands Its MetroPlus Health Plan to Public Employees in Effort to Reach 1 Million Members by 2020

Commercial MetroPlus Gold Insurance Plan is No Cost, No Deductible, Premium Option with Providers at over 27,000 Locations Now Available to Employees of City, CUNY, MTA, Public Libraries.

October 7, 2015

HHC Offers Free Depression Screenings and Counseling on National Depression Screening Day

Facilities throughout New York City to raise awareness about mental health education and treatment.

October 7, 2015

What You Need to Know About Medicare, the ACA and Signing Up For Health Insurance on the New York Benefit Exchange

Free Health Insurance Workshops to Help New Yorkers Get the Most From Their Benefits.

October 6, 2015

Dr. Benard Dreyer of HHC Bellevue Elected President of the American Academy of Pediatrics

Director of Pediatrics at HHC Bellevue to head national organization of 64,000 pediatricians.

October 6, 2015

NYC Health and Hospitals Joins CareConnect Network of Providers

Thousands of CareConnect members gain access to NYC Health and Hospitals as part of their in-network services.

October 2, 2015

NYC Health and Hospitals Expands Simulation-Based Training in Queens Using Realistic Medical Scenarios

New state-of-the-art medical simulation training center in Queens to help doctors and nurses practice medical emergencies and life-saving procedures.

September 15, 2015

Balvindar S. Sareen, MD, MBA, FACHE, Named Chief Medical Officer at HHC Lincoln Medical Center in the Bronx

To oversee all medical affairs at key hospital serving the South Bronx community.

September 11, 2015

HHC Coney Island Hospital Physician Receives Mastership from the American College of Physicians

Dr. Terence Brady joins Dr. John Maese and Dr. Paul Gitman at Coney Island Hospital, who also hold this prestigious title.

September 10, 2015

It’s Not Too Late to Get Help For 9/11 Medical and Mental Health Issues

HHC WTC Program Still Enrolling Over 1,000 New Patients Per Year.

September 10, 2015

Two HHC Hospitals Receive Research Grants from the State to Study Obesity, Hypertension and Cardiac Arrest

Over $2 million from the New York State Empire Clinical Research Investigator Program Earmarked for HHC Investigators at Lincoln and Elmhurst.

September 4, 2015

Lincoln Medical Center | Elmhurst Hospital Center

HHC Lincoln Medical Center Has Helped More Than 30,000 City Residents Apply for an IDNYC

Lincoln’s IDNYC office is the only hospital-based enrollment center in New York City and the largest in the Bronx.

August 27, 2015

Statement of Dr. Ross Wilson, CEO, HHC Accountable Care Organization, on HHC ACO’s High Performance

Federal CMS announces that HHC ACO was successful in improving health for New Yorkers while reducing wasteful spending.

August 26, 2015

HHC President Dr. Ram Raju Among "100 Most Influential People in Healthcare"

Modern Healthcare recognizes Dr. Raju for his leadership and impact on the healthcare industry for the second consecutive year.

August 25, 2015

HHC Pediatricians Share 10 Health Tips to Get Kids Ready for School

HHC hospitals and community clinics offer back to school physicals, immunizations and other wellness services for kids and adolescents.

August 25, 2015

HHC Elmhurst Hospital Center Recognized for Excellence in Lactation Care

Staff recognized for exceptional work to educate and support new moms in their decision to breastfeed.

August 21, 2015

Ten Bellevue Doctors Named Among the Best

Ten physicians from HHC Bellevue Hospital Center have been named to New York Magazine’s list of "Best Doctors."

August 6, 2015

More than 20 Moms from HHC Queens and HHC Harlem Join Breastfeeding World Record Attempt

Two HHC hospitals participated in the “2015 Global Big Latch On” to attempt to set a new world record for the most women breastfeeding simultaneously.

July 31, 2015

HHC President Dr. Ram Raju on the 50th Anniversary of Medicaid and Medicare

Dr. Ram Raju comments on the 50th anniversary of Medicaid and Medicare

July 29, 2015

HHC Elmhurst Hospital Center Teams With March of Dimes to Reduce Preterm Births

HHC Elmhurst has teamed with March of Dimes to launch the group’s Healthy Babies are Worth the Wait program in New York City to Reduce premature births.

July 16, 2015

Bellevue Hospital Center Receives Additional Honors for Quality Cardiac Care

Mission: Lifeline STEMI Silver Quality Achievement Awards demonstrate Bellevue’s commitment to enhanced patient outcomes

July 10, 2015

HHC Bellevue Hospital Center Named Co-Leader of New National Ebola Training and Education Center

HHC Bellevue joins Emory University and Nebraska Medical Center to help health care providers safely identify, isolate, transport and treat Ebola and other potential emerging threats

July 7, 2015

Statement from HHC President on Supreme Court Support of Affordable Care Act

Statement of Dr. Ram Raju, President of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation

June 26, 2015

HHC Elmhurst Hospital Center’s School Based Mental Health Clinic Honored For Influence on Community’s Children

Housed in I.S. 145, the clinic offers students and families social and behavioral health services in a non-hospital setting.

June 24, 2015

HHC Urges New Yorkers: Get Tested and Know Your HIV Status

In recognition of National HIV Testing Day on June 27, HHC is urging New Yorkers to take control of their health by learning their HIV status.

June 24, 2015

HHC Hospitals Earn Top AHA/ASA Honors for Stroke and Cardiac Care

Awards from American Heart Association/American Stroke Association demonstrate commitment to quality care for stroke and cardiac patients

June 12, 2015

Bellevue Hospital Center | Elmhurst Hospital Center | Harlem Hospital Center | Kings County Hospital | Lincoln Medical Center

HHC Bellevue Doctors Help Set New World Record in American Heart Association’s CPR Relay in Times Square

In event conceived at Bellevue, 700 people perform Hands-Only CPR in relay.

June 4, 2015

HHC Farmers Markets Bring Fresh Fruits and Vegetables to 12 Locations in 2015

New farmers markets at HHC Kings County, HHC Gouverneur and HHC East New York Diagnostic and Treatment Center offer a variety of affordable, regionally-grown vegetables, fruits, fresh juices and flowers.

June 2, 2015

Elmhurst Hospital Center Receives Top Honors for Quality in Stroke Care

Hospital leader in Queens for providing high-quality, excellent, and effective stroke treatment and prevention.

May 26, 2015

Queens Hospital Center Earns ‘A’ Grade for Patient Safety

Recognized for excellence in patient safety with low rates of preventable errors, injuries, and infections.

May 26, 2015

HHC Honors Superior Physicians During Annual “Doctors’ Day” Celebration

Awards recognize 24 physicians representing NYC’s cultural diversity in all five boroughs

May 20, 2015

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First Lady, HHC Officials Announce New Mental Health Service for Children and Teens at HHC Bellevue

Intensive treatment program with on-site public school for 6-17 yr olds bridges gap between psychiatric hospitalization and outpatient care and reduces need for inpatient hospital care.

May 12, 2015

HHC Raises Breast Cancer Awareness with Events Throughout New York City

Breast health education events throughout May are a reminder to women that prevention, screening, and early detection are the best defenses against breast cancer.

May 11, 2015

Bronx | Brooklyn | Manhattan | Queens

HHC Harlem Hospital Center Opens New Expanded and Upgraded Dental Clinic

The new clinic adds more treatment areas to increase capacity, and new dentistry and imaging equipment to improve patient experience.

May 8, 2015

Dr. Raju’s Vision for 2020

Sets Path to Financial Stability, Preserve Mission

April 7, 2015

Gouverneur Health Completes Modernization Project Adds Nursing Home Beds and Expands Ambulatory Care

Modernization project transforms 5 star-rated nursing facility for improved patient and family experiences

April 2, 2015

HHC Urges New Yorkers 50 and Older to Get a Life-Saving Colorectal Cancer Screening
March 4, 2015
Bronx |  Brooklyn |  Manhattan |  Queens

New ACA Special Enrollment Period

Opportunity to avoid insurance tax penalty

February 27, 2015
Anthony Rajkumar to Lead Metropolitan

New Executive Director brings invaluable experience to East Harlem

February 20, 2015
HHC Bonds Receive Top Rating from Fitch

Rating outlook confirmed as "stable"

February 19, 2015
Bilingual ACA Enrollment Counselors From HHC's MetroPlus Health Plan

Our financial experts at MetroPlus help you find the insurance you need at a price you can afford. Bilingual services are available.

February 10, 2015
HHC Receives FQHC Designation

39 HHC health centers and clinics become Gotham Health

January 29, 2015
Winter Weather Health Tips

HHC offers tips to stay healthy during extreme winter weather.

January 26, 2015

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  • Clinic Visits: 4,472,960
  • ER Visits: 1,179,436
  • Discharges: 205,791
  • Births: 18,564
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