The New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) today honored 28 physicians who won a Doctors’ Day Award for her leadership and commitment to advancing the mission of the public hospital system and providing the highest quality healthcare to New Yorkers.
One of those doctors is from Harlem, Dr. Marguerite Silvera, MD, Director of Pediatric Ambulatory Care, Harlem Hospital Center.
“The exceptional men and women we honor today are helping to make HHC a national model of safe, efficient, and patient-centered health care delivery,” said HHC President Alan D. Aviles. “They are vital to the well-being of our city and represent the remarkable talent among the several thousand HHC doctors who are committed to excellence and deeply care about our mission to serve New Yorkers regardless of their ability to pay or immigration status.”
The awards were presented at the annual HHC National Doctors’ Day Ceremony at Metropolitan Hospital Center in Manhattan . The award winners are a talented group of physicians from every borough who vary in age, education, specialties and years of service and represent the ethnic diversity of New York City . Together they bring several hundred years of medical experience to bear on the expert care they provide to HHC patients.
National Doctors’ Day, officially observed on March 30, dates back to 1933 and marks the anniversary of the first use of general anesthesia in surgery. In 1991, National Doctors’ Day was established by Congress to show appreciation for the contributions of physicians to increase scientific knowledge of treating disease, and for the work they do to apply modern and patient-centered methods to improve healthcare and patient well-being.