Honoree

Israel Rocha and the Care Team at NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst

Israel Rocha

and the Care Team at
NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst

Every day, NYC Health + Hospital healthcare workers provide compassionate and quality care to one million people, never turning anyone away due to lack of insurance or legal status, in one of the most ethnically diverse communities in the country.

Under Israel Rocha‚Äôs leadership, Elmhurst has pushed to expand the hospital and its reach into the community, making healthcare more accessible. And at the height of the pandemic, the frontline staff worked tirelessly and at great risk to save lives and provide dignified end of life care to our communities hit the hardest by COVID-19.