NYC hospital system received a major overhaul last week, including the move to a new name.
New York Hospital and Clinics received the designation New York City Hospital System (NYCHS), and it will be renamed Greenwich Hospital System.
New York Health Commissioner Daniel P. Pfeiffer announced the news during a press conference in New York.
PFEIFER: The NYCHS will be an innovative, innovative organization that will create the most efficient, most innovative health system in the United States.
The NYCHs mission is to achieve excellence in health care delivery, to serve our patients and their families, and to improve the quality of care and outcomes for our patients.
The new name will reflect this important vision and the dedication of the New York Health Department to its patients and its mission.
Health Secretary Daniel Pfeffer, in a joint statement, thanked the staff at the Greenwich, Brooklyn, and Manhattan hospitals for their hard work and commitment to quality.
Pfeiffers announcement comes after a tumultuous year for the NYCH.
The agency faced numerous scandals and delays, as well as a state-imposed moratorium on operating until 2018, a $5.5 billion cut to the hospital budget and a series of closures.
On March 29, the New England Journal of Medicine published an article titled “Agency in meltdown,” in which the agency faced a public backlash.
In the article, the journal said the New Haven, Connecticut-based agency had not delivered on its promises and had created a culture of secrecy and secrecy that hampered efforts to improve care.
In February, the agency announced that it would be shutting down the hospital in Harlem, New York, where a string of patients had died, including two infants.
Last week, the NYHCA announced that the hospital would be closed.
But the NYCHA also announced a plan to reopen in the Bronx, a move that has been met with widespread criticism.
The New York Times wrote that New YorkHCA was “lacking the resources and experience to meet the challenge.”
NYCHs staff have been criticized for the delays and the lack of transparency.
A March 9 New York Post editorial called the New Jersey-based hospital system “the worst in the country.”
The New York Daily News, which has also criticized the NY CHS, called the agency “a disaster.”
As part of the reorganization, the Greenbury Hospital will become the New Orleans-based Westchester Healthcare System, according to a report by the Associated Press.
While the New Brooklyn Hospital System and the New Rochelle Hospital System were named hospitals in 2018, both were renamed in 2020.