Category Archives: Press Releases

Dr. Jeffrey Goldberg Named Distinguished Life Fellow by
American Psychiatric Association

Feb 24 2017

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) has bestowed its highest professional honor, Distinguished Life Fellow, on Dr. Jeffrey Goldberg, Chair of Behavioral Health at NYC Health + Hospitals/Coney Island. “It’s very fulfilling and rewarding to get this recognition,” Dr. Goldberg says. “To become a Distinguished Fellow, you have to be nominated by three peers who themselves […]


Dr. Steven C. Yap Honored as Coney Island Employee of the Month

Jan 27 2017

The PAGNY family would like to extend hearty congratulations to Dr. Steven C. Yap, Director of Pain Management at NYC Health + Hospitals/Coney Island, for being named Coney Island’s January Employee of the Month. Dr. Yap was honored for the transformation he has brought to Coney Island’s Pain Management Clinic, creating a pleasant atmosphere for […]


Three PAGNY Physicians Receive the NYC H+H Palliative Care ‘Success Award’

Jan 27 2017

New York City Health + Hospitals has given its Success Award to three PAGNY physicians for promoting awareness and education of Palliative Care services at Metropolitan, Lincoln and Coney Island hospitals. The recipients were Dr. Fay Rim, Chief of the Department of Pain and Palliative Medicine at Metropolitan; Dr. Puneeta Sharma, Program Director and Chief of […]


Dr. Olutoyin Alabi Aims to Improve Patient Services at NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem

Jan 27 2017

PAGNY’s Dr. Olutoyin Alabi, MPH, FWACP, has been Interim Chief of Adult Primary Care Medicine at NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem only since October, but she already knows her main objective: improve patient services at the hospital. “My goal is to improve patient-centered services and ensure that we have one-stop services for the patient,” says Dr. […]



Dr. Michael Girshin of NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan Leads Medical Mission to Kenya — and Kenyan Colleagues Return the Favor

Dec 28 2016

Dr. Michael Girshin, Chief of Anesthesiology at New York City Health + Hospitals/ Metropolitan, recently went on a week-long medical mission to Kenya to help local medical providers improve gynecological services and healthcare for pregnant women. In return, two of the medical professions he met in Kenya — Dr. Dan Munyuny and County Health Administrator […]


Congenital Craniofacial Care Center at NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi Receives Accreditation as a Specialized Care Center

Dec 28 2016

The Congenital Craniofacial Care Center at NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi has received its official accreditation, making it the only accredited specialized care center in the New York City hospital system for children with cleft palates and cleft lips. The accreditation, by the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, is a major boost for the Center, which was […]



4th Annual Retreat for PAGNY Board of Directors Focuses on the Transformation of Healthcare

Dec 5 2016

This year’s Annual Retreat for the PAGNY Board of Directors focused on the transformation of healthcare—both in New York City and across the country. The retreat, held at the Hotel Plaza Athenee in Manhattan on Wednesday, Nov. 16th, featured speakers who addressed City healthcare policies, technological advances in medicine and changes in how hospitals and […]