NYC Health + Hospitals announced that its President and Chief Executive Officer Mitchell Katz, MD has been named to City & State New York’s 2022 ‘Pride Power 100’ list. Ranked fourth, Dr. Katz is recognized for leading the health care system through the COVID-19 pandemic, expanding access to health care by launching NYC Care for New Yorkers who are not eligible for or cannot afford other health coverage options, and for stabilizing the health care system by closing a structural deficit of approximately $2 billion. In March, the NYC Health + Hospitals’ Board of Directors unanimously confirmed its support for Dr. Katz to continue as president and CEO following Mayor Eric Adams’ renomination.
“It is an honor to be recognized among so many incredible LGBTQ+ advocates,” said Dr. Katz. “But I want to use this opportunity to shine a spotlight on the truly inspirational health care heroes at NYC Health + Hospitals who provide responsive, compassionate, and respectful care to thousands of LGBTQ+ New Yorkers. Health care is a human right, no matter your sexual orientation or gender identity.”
City & State’s ‘Pride Power 100’ list honors LGBTQ+ leaders in New York who serve in local and state government as well as lead the organizations, nonprofits, companies and other institutions shaping the region’s landscape in the LGBTQ+ community and beyond. This is the second consecutive year Dr. Katz has made the list and has ranked in the top ten.