UHF Honors 73 Health Care Professionals as Quality Improvement Champions

4th Annual Tribute to Excellence in Health Care Held in Person for First Time since 2019

NEW YORK, NY—May 9, 2022—United Hospital Fund today honored 73 extraordinary quality improvement leaders from 68 health care organizations across the metropolitan region for their efforts to improve quality of care, patient safety, and the patient experience at their institutions. 

The fourth annual Tribute to Excellence in Health Care event was held in person at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City, after two years of virtual events due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Dave A. Chokshi, MD, former Commissioner at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, gave the keynote address.

The honorees—physicians, nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists and a broad range of other health care workers—were each selected by a senior executive at their institution. They represent all five boroughs of New York City, as well as Long Island, Westchester, the Hudson Valley, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Rhode Island, and were drawn from hospital systems, long-term care facilities, home care organizations, independent practice associations, federally qualified health centers, medical groups, and behavioral health organizations.

“Today’s celebration of health care excellence is part of UHF’s broader work to build an effective and equitable health care system,” said UHF president Anthony Shih, MD, in his opening remarks. “We have some of the best health care institutions in the world, many represented in this room, but we all recognize that we must relentlessly continue to improve quality.” The Tribute was created to recognize and nourish this essential work, he said.

Cary A. Kravet, a UHF board member and trustee of Northwell Health, was the event chair, and TD Bank was the Lead Sponsor of the Tribute.
The list of honorees and their institutions is attached can also be found here

About United Hospital Fund
United Hospital Fund works to build an effective and equitable health care system for every New Yorker. An independent, nonprofit organization, we are a force for improvement, analyzing public policy to inform decision-makers, finding common ground among diverse stakeholders, and developing and supporting innovative programs that improve health and health care. We work to dismantle barriers in health policy and health care delivery that prevent equitable opportunities for health. For more on our initiatives and programs please visit our website at www.uhfnyc.org and follow us on Twitter

May 9, 2022
Focus Area
Quality and Efficiency
Quality Institute