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Newsmakers Q&A with NYC HHC President Dr Mitchell Katz

September 27, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm



WHO: Q&A with Dr Mitchell Katz, President New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation
MODERATOR: Errol Louis, NY1, Newmakr J-School
PANELISTS: Martine Granby, BRIC TV; Pedro Frisneda, El Diario

WHEN: September 27, 2018

WHERE: Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY
219 West 40th Street, Room 308
New York, NY 10018

NYC Health + Hospitals, the largest public health care system in the U.S., serves more than 1.1 million New Yorkers a year at 11 acute care hospitals, nursing facilities and clinics in every borough. In fiscal year 2017, 37 percent of the patients visiting Health + Hospitals facilities were uninsured.

In May, Dr. Katz reported to the City Council, “We still face significant long-term financial challenges. If we want to return our system to a predictable, sustainable city subsidy, maintain safe and high quality patient care, and improve the patient experience, we must continue to find savings by getting more efficient, and we must make targeted investments to grow revenue.”

During the 60-minute event, Dr. Katz, who assumed leadership of the system in January, will talk about how Health + Hospitals will address these challenges while continuing to provide quality care to NYC residents including the uninsured and immigrants. He will talk about the importance of primary care, efforts to reduce administrative expenses and other issues.

Errol Louis, NY1’s Inside City Hall host who also teaches urban reporting at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY, will be joined by two journalists from the community and ethnic media. The panelists will ask a round of questions of Dr. Katz, after which time questions will be taken from other reporters in attendance.

The Center for Community and Ethnic Media at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York is organizing the Newsmakers Q&A in collaboration with NYC Health + Hospitals.

Click here to register

For questions, email ccem@journalism.cuny.edu 


September 27, 2018
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Center for Community and Ethnic Media