I am proud to serve as Division Chief of Pediatric Emergency Medicine for PAGNY at NYC Health + Hospitals/ Harlem and upholding the mission and values of NYC Health + Hospitals, the largest public health care system in the country. As a child, I suffered from asthma and received my care at NYC Health + Hospitals. I understand the importance and the vital role NYC Health + Hospitals has in the lives of over one million New Yorkers cared for annually.
Our team in the Pediatric Emergency Department strives for excellence and provides safe quality care for all our pediatric patients. We have been successful in improving the patient experience with several initiatives including AcceleratED Care (a new patient flow system which decreases our patients left without being seen), Harlem Reads (a program which promotes the creation of a reading culture with every patient receiving a new age appropriate book) and the installation of the Keith Haring wall decal produced by RxArt in partnership with the Keith Haring Foundation (a vibrant mesmerizing drawing by the late renowned artist Keith Haring greets patients and families as they arrive promoting a child-friendly environment).
PAGNY provides leadership and support in helping me to deliver excellent care in the Pediatric Emergency Department. With PAGNY’s Health and Research Foundation, I have been working to improve children and families taking control of their asthma and their overall quality of life. My participation with PAGNY’s six-month Physician Leadership Development Program will help to transform my continued professional and personal growth.
I am truly grateful, appreciative and blessed in having the opportunity in making positive impacts to my community. I was honored after hearing these words from one of my mentors, “A child of our system now leading our system.”