Harlem Speaker Mark-Viverito And Others Announce Decline In K-12 Emergency Visits

Melissa_Mark-ViveritoMayor Bill de Blasio, City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, New York City Health Commissioner Dr. Mary T. Bassett and Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) First Deputy Commissioner Alba Pico today announced an 85 percent decline in synthetic cannabinoid-related emergency department visits since July 2015. Continue Reading →

Eboné M. Carrington New CEO Of NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem

E_Carrington in harlemDr. Ram Raju, President and CEO of NYC Health + Hospitals, today announced the appointment of four health care executives who will fill senior leadership positions and help guide the nation’s largest public health system’s transformation to support its Vision 2020 goals toward financial stability, growth and improving the patient experience. Continue Reading →

Harlem Hospital Designated “Leader In LGBT Healthcare Equality”

slide_new_harlem_hospitalDr. Ram Raju, President and CEO of NYC Health + Hospitals, announced today that Harlem Hospital in Harlem and 20 others in the City’s essential public health system have been recognized as angel by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation for 2016. Continue Reading →

NYC Health Department Recognizes Colon Cancer Awareness Month

East Harlem Spaha real estateThe NYC Health Department announced today that New York City’s colon cancer screening rate increased by 66 percent in the last decade. Despite colon cancer being one of the most preventable cancers, it is the second deadliest cancer, killing more than 1,300 New Yorkers in 2013. Continue Reading →

NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem To Earn The Leapfrog Group’s “Top Hospital”

Harlem_Hospital_Center_Lenox_Avenue_facadeNYC Health + Hospitals President Dr. Ram Raju announced today that NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem has become the only hospital in New York State to be named by The Leapfrog Group to its list of the nation’s “Top Hospitals” for 2015. Continue Reading →

On World AIDS Day, New Yorkers to Get Tested for HIV

hiv tested in harlemTo honor World AIDS Day tomorrow, NYC Health + Hospitals is reminding New Yorkers to prioritize their health by getting an HIV test. According to City health officials there are over 118,000 New Yorkers living with HIV, with some remaining unaware of their status. Continue Reading →

New York City’s Public Health Care System Rebrands

image006The New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation will now be known as NYC Health + Hospitals as part of a new brand strategy that unifies its more than 70 patient care locations in the five boroughs and represents a transition to a wellness-focused health care leader that provides essential services to 1.4 million New Yorkers every year. Continue Reading →

Harlem Nurses Recieve “Nursing Excellence” Award

Nurse Awardees1NYC Health and Hospitals (HHC) today honored six nurse professionals with “Nursing Excellence” awards for demonstrating dedication and compassion for the field of nursing and for their patients. Continue Reading →

HHC Urges: Get Tested And Know Your HIV Status

east-harlem11In recognition of National HIV Testing Day on Saturday, June 27, the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) urges New Yorkers to take control of their health by learning their HIV status. Continue Reading →

Harlem Hospital Opens New Dental Center

harlem-dental-center-ribbon-cuttingHHC Harlem Hospital Center today celebrated the opening of its newly renovated and expanded dental clinic. The $6.3 million project brings increased patient capacity along with new dentistry and imaging equipment to a clinic that last year handled over 21,000 patient visits. Continue Reading →