Improving the Health Status of Your Community

  • November 08, 2018
  • 6:00PM-8:30PM
  • Hospital for Special Surgery/ 1133 Westchester Avenue White Plains, NY

Healthcare organizations exist to serve the communities in which they reside. Though community health has always been a focus for these organizations, new regulations require them to take an active role. The health of a community or geographic population has a critical impact on a healthcare organization’s planning, operations, financial sustainability, outcomes and success.

As the key components of the healthcare reform legislation are implemented, it will be even more important that provider organizations are both aware of and responsive to the health status and disease states that are most prevalent in their communities. Not only is a population-based focus the right thing to do, but it may prove to be the financially astute course of action.

1.5 ACHE Face-to-Face Credits will be offered! 

Hospital for Special Surgery
1133 Westchester Avenue
White Plains, NY

The event will take place in the HSS Atruim. 

6:00-7:00pm: Networking/Reception
7:00-8:30pm: Panelist Discussion


Israel Rocha, who has served as CEO of NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst since July 2016, is also concurrently serving as Vice President for OneCity Health, a subsidiary of NYC Health + Hospitals focused on population health, care management, and implementation of the State’s Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment program. Comprising hundreds of healthcare providers, community-based organizations, and health systems, OneCity Health is the largest Performing Provider System in New York City. Mr. Rocha has been serving as interim leader of OneCity Health since November 2017.

He previously served as CEO of Doctors Hospital at Renaissance, in Edinburg, Texas, and worked for 10 years in the U.S. House of Representatives. Mr. Rocha graduated from Columbia University.

Israel is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, and accepted the first annual HLNY Diversity Leader Award on behalf of NYC Health + Hospitals at the first annual HLNY Mini-Congress, a day of continuing education and networking, in 2016.

Panelist # 1:

Nicole Hollingsworth, EdD, MA, MCHES, is a Master Certified Health Education Specialist based in the New York metropolitan area.  In her role as the Assistant Vice President of Community & Population Health, she oversees the creation and implementation of community and population health strategies, patient education systems, community based interventions, and eHealth and mHealth educational resource services for Montefiore Medical Center.
For over twenty-five years, she has specialized in the development of community health programs designed specifically to create behavior change and increase knowledge in hard to reach populations including regional school based programs, national reproductive health organizations and national child welfare organizations.  Her interest areas include the development of effective regional collaborations to increase global health equity and addressing the impact of educational/behavioral supply chain concerns in public health.
Nicole Hollingsworth presently serves on the boards of the Public Health Association of New York City, the Bronx Health Link, The Mount Vernon Boys and Girls Club, and Today’s Child Magazine.  She has served as a national grants reviewer for the Human Resources Services Administration, led the community participatory response team for the Central Harlem Populations Group within the Genetic Education Needs Evaluation Coalition in conjunction with the March of Dimes.  Dr. Hollingsworth received her baccalaureate degree from Cornell University in Health Education and both her Doctoral and Master’s degrees from Teachers College, Columbia University in Health and Behavior Studies.

Panelist # 2: 

Michele Muldoon, NP is the Vice President of Population Health for the Bon Secours Health System, a member of the Westchester Medical Health Network.  She earned her graduate degree as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner from Seton Hall University (2002) and is board certified in both Acute and Adult care.  She has been working in healthcare for over 30 years and has clinical experience that spans the spectrum, from critical care to post-acute care.  In her current role she is responsible for the operational and strategic planning for BSCHS’ population health initiatives including: accountable care organization (ACO); DSRIP projects and VBP contracting, implementation of Patient Centered Medical Home transformation, integration of behavioral health into primary care, and ambulatory care management program.  In addition she has received certification as a Patient Centered Medical Home Content Expert (PCMH CCE).  Michele also continues to practice as a Nurse Practitioner at Rockland Pulmonary and Medical Associates where she has been employed since 2004.

Panelist # 3: 

Maureen Doran has senior level experience in health systems across the care continuum developing and implementing strategic initiatives to support integrated care and business objectives.

Ms. Doran’s experiences in healthcare include clinical care, hospital, ambulatory care administration and primary care practice management. Initial work as a Registered Dietitian transitioned into opportunities in business development and operations. After working for two multi-hospital systems in New York City in business development, managed care and physician/hospital alignment work, Ms. Doran spent 15 years with VHA, Inc. (now Vizient) a national performance improvement company. She served as NYS Regional Vice President, Strategic Solutions supporting 44 hospitals in their managed care, physician/hospital and network development strategies. Ms. Doran progressed to serve as Vice President for a two-hospital system in the Hudson Valley providing strategic planning, physician strategy and business development leadership. Presently, Ms. Doran is the Vice President, Network Development, WMCHealth (former Westchester Medical Center), a 10-hospital system in the Hudson Valley, NY. In this position, she is responsible for network and business development initiatives including management of the WMCH Performing Provider System (PPS) network for its New York State Medicaid Delivery System Redesign Program (DSRIP) project.

Ms. Doran holds a Bachelor Degree from Queens College, City University of New York, a Master of Business Administration from St. John’s University and a Master’s of Science degree from Northwestern University in Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety.  Ms. Doran has served as an adjunct lecturer for Queens College, CUNY and Lehman College, CUNY in healthcare management and finance and is currently an Adjunct Lecturer at New York Medical College, School of Public Health

Among her professional associations, Ms. Doran has achieved Fellow status in the American College of Health Care Executives (ACHE).  Ms. Doran is a Past President of the Healthcare Leaders of New York, an ACHE regional chapter and a former member of the Regents Advisory Council (RAC).


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