Dr. Rosa Gil, Board Director of PAGNY Health and Research Foundation, Inc., and Comunilife’s Founder, President and CEO was among the recipients of this year’s Crain’s New York Business Notable in Health Care.
Crain’s highlighted Dr. Gil’s commitment to helping the City weather the COVID-19 pandemic by providing “the last leg of recuperation” for the city’s homeless Covid-19 patients.
Comunilife worked with New York-Presbyterian and Mount Sinai hospitals to expand its medical respite program by establishing the 84-bed Seafarers Residence in Manhattan to provide short-term housing for Covid-19 patients who had been discharged from the hospitals and needed a safe place to quarantine while recovering. Dr. Gil has long been committed to developing programs that reduce the health disparities affecting the City’s communities of color.
Over the last 40 years, Dr. Gil’s expertise has led to her being appointed to numerous commissions and boards including Federal Reserve Bank of New York (Deputy Chair), The NYS Suicide Prevention Council, the NYC Board of Health, NYS Governor’s Interagency Council on Homelessness, The Commission of Health Care Facilities in the 21st Century (The Berger Commission), and The Minority Women Panel on Health Experts (U.S. Public Health Services). Dr. Gil is a member of the President Carter Mental Health Task Force and the Board of Trustees of EmblemHealth.
In addition to her tenure at Comunilife, Dr. Gil has served as the Chairperson of the NYC Health and Hospital Corporation, Health Policy Advisor to the Mayor, Executive Director of Woodhull Medical Center and Metropolitan Hospital, Executive Deputy Commissioner for Families and Children Services at the NYC Human Resources Administration and the University Dean for Health Sciences at CUNY.
We congratulate Dr. Gil and her fellow 2020 Notables in Healthcare for the work they do on behalf of all New Yorkers.