Category Archives: Press Releases


PAGNY is pleased to announce the following appointments

Nov 1 2016

Max Wang – named Nuclear Medical Technologist at NYC Health + Hospitals/Coney Island Max Wang has been appointed a Nuclear Medical Technologist at NYC Health + Hospitals/Coney Island. Mr. Wang comes to NYC Health + Hospitals/Coney Island from Hill Country Memorial Hospital, Fredericksburg, Texas, where he was the Lead Nuclear Medicine Technologist. He previously was […]


Dr. Ashraf Elshafei Named Metropolitan Employee of the Month

Nov 1 2016

The PAGNY family would like to extend our hearty congratulations to Dr. Ashraf Elshafei, the Unit Chief of the Detoxification Unit at NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan, for being recognized and named Metropolitan’s August Employee of the Month. Dr. Elshafei was nominated by Dr. Ronnie Swift, Chief of Psychiatry and Associate Medical Director at NYC Health […]


PAGNY Launches First Physician Leadership Program at Jacobi and NCB

Oct 4 2016

PAGNY celebrated its first Physician Leadership Program last month, presenting awards to 14 physicians who successfully completed a six-month program aimed at developing the next generation of leaders for New York City’s public hospital community. The 14 physicians, from NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi and NYC Health + Hospitals/North Central Bronx, went through a rigorous Leadership […]


PAGNY Welcomes New CHS Facility

Oct 4 2016

Starting October 1st, PAGNY began providing nursing, medical and mental health services at the Vernon C. Bain Center (VCBC), an 800-bed jail barge located in the Bronx. VCBC was named the world’s largest prison barge in operation by the Guinness World Records in 2014. Since Jan. 1, PAGNY has been the affiliate of the NYC […]


NYC Health + Hospitals/North Central Bronx Wins NYS Award for Educating New Mothers on Hypertensive Disorders

Aug 30 2016

The New York State Department of Health has given a prestigious award to NYC Health + Hospitals/North Central Bronx for its education program aimed at preventing hypertensive disorders in pregnant women and new mothers. NYC Health + Hospitals/North Central Bronx received the 2015 Quality Improvement Award from the New York State Perinatal Quality Collaborative Obstetrical […]





NYC Health + Hospitals/North Central Bronx Adopts Program to Reduce Readmission Rate

Jul 26 2016

NYC Health + Hospitals/North Central Bronx (NCB) is making significant strides to reduce its readmission rates. It has adopted a multidisciplinary approach that involves the hospital’s medical professionals and patients’ families in an effort to keep readmissions to a minimum. As a result, the hospital’s readmission rate has dropped from 16.4 percent in 2012 to […]