Metropolitan’s Department of Medicine Recognizes Impressive Work in 2015

Metropolitan’s Department of Medicine—under the leadership of Nora V. Bergasa, MD, FACP, FAASLD, AGAF and Chief of Service of the Department of Medicine—remained strong in 2015. The department recognized dedication to patient care and training at the 2015 Medical Board dinner by honoring Dr. Alexander M. Sy, Assistant Professor of Medicine, and Associate Program Director […]





PAGNY Holiday Party a Smash!

The PAGNY holiday party — held at the famous Copacabana nightclub in Times Square on Thursday, December 17 — proved to be very popular among PAGNY members. It was a festive event and there was even a dance contest! The party generated a good turnout—more than 70 people attended, including PAGNY board members, medical directors, […]



‘PAGNY at a Glance’ Demonstrates Organization’s Wide Reach

PAGNY’s Department of Communications has created a new infographic—”PAGNY at a Glance”—that shows the wide reach and breadth of the organization. Did you know, for example, that there are 2,922 PAGNY professionals—including more than 1,700 doctors? Or that 270 PAGNY members serve in internal medicine, 248 serve in pediatrics and 245 in psychiatry? Or that […]



Major Improvements at Harlem Hospital’s Emergency Department under Dr. Rajesh Verma

There have been major improvements at Harlem Hospital’s Emergency Department since Dr. Rajesh Verma was appointed Chair of the Emergency Department last year. Dr. Verma’s changes have enhanced patient care and outcomes and enhanced staff satisfaction in the Emergency Department. The major changes include restructuring the Bed Management team, improving the patient flow for greater […]



PAGNY Participates in NYC Marathon

PAGNY medical professionals, primarily from Lincoln’s Emergency Medicine Department, volunteered their time and expertise to help runners of the NYC Marathon on Nov. 1. In addition, two members of the PAGNY family—PAGNY CEO Dr. Luis R. Marcos and Anna Marie McCarthy, a medical student at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln—successfully ran in the marathon. Lincoln’s Emergency […]



Three PAGNY Affiliated Facilities Receive Commendations

The Northeast Business Group on Health (NEBGH) has named Harlem Hospital the recipient of its 2015 award for Excellence in Patient Safety & Quality. In addition, NEBGH commended NYC Health + Hospitals/Coney Island and Metropolitan Hospital for receiving an “A” in its Hospital Safety Score. The awards are part of NEBGH’s Leapfrog initiatives that recognize […]



PAGNY Welcomes 2 New Directors of Affiliation

PAGNY announced that Richard E. Schriner and Bhaskar Sahni were named Directors of Affiliation on November 23rd: Richard E. Schriner Richard E. Schriner has been promoted to Director of Affiliation at NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem. Previously, Mr. Schriner was the Human Resources Director for PAGNY at Harlem Hospital, where he gained extensive experience in recruiting, […]



Lincoln Doctors Present on HIV in Adolescents at Black Women’s Organization

Three PAGNY professionals from NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln gave presentations October 12th to the International Affairs division of National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs, Inc. The presentations were made at the organization’s annual “Empowerment through Leadership, Communication, Education and Health Initiatives” event at the National Black Theatre in Harlem. The theme of […]



The New York Medical College 2015 Founders Dinner

The New York Medical College (NYMC) held its 2015 Founders Dinner on Thursday, October 22nd at the DoubleTree Hilton Hotel in Tarrytown, New York. Attended by numerous influential members of the community, this gala fundraising event generates crucial operating revenues for the College each year by attracting significant supporters. From left: Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., Chancellor and Chief Executive Officer at NYMC; The William Cullen Bryant Award Recipient John C. Duffy, M.D. ’60; The Jackson E. Spears Community Service Award Recipient Ansley Bacon, Ph.D.; The Distinguished Service Award Recipient Bijan Safai, M.D., D.Sc.; and D. Douglas Miller, M.D., C.M., M.B.A., Dean of the School of Medicine at NYMC. We […]