NYC Health+Hospitals Appointment

Mitchell Katz, a Californian public health leader, has just been nominated by Bill DeBlasio to be the next CEO and President of NYC Health+Hospitals.  Should this nomination be approved by the Board of Directors he will replace Stanley Brezenoff, the current CEO, who is commending the appointment.

Katz will be leaving his current position of Director of the Los Angeles County Health Agency (a new agency that serves as an umbrella organization for the city of LA’s health services, public health and mental health departments in an effort to provide “more integrated care and programming within LA.”)  During his time there he: established the organization’s ambulatory care network, got rid of its deficit and oversaw the implementation of Orchid, the electronic health system.