Transform NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation to be anchored by community-based preventive care
New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC), the nation’s largest public healthcare system, serves 1.4 million people every year, approximately one out of six New Yorkers. HHC’s role as the city’s largest safety net provider is critical to ensuring all New Yorkers have access to healthcare regardless of their ability or pay or documentation status. Close to half a million of HHC’s patients are uninsured and/or undocumented.
In addition to its role in providing care for vulnerable New Yorkers, HHC is well positioned to lead transformation of the healthcare delivery system in the City because it offers a comprehensive array of healthcare services. Through its seven regional healthcare networks, HHC operates 11 acute care hospitals, four long-term care facilities, six diagnostic and treatment centers, a certified home health program, and more than 60 community-based health clinics throughout the five boroughs. In addition, MetroPlus, HHC’s wholly-owned health insurance company, takes care of more than 469,000 New Yorkers annually. HHC also provides emergency and inpatient services to New York City’s inmate population at City correctional facilities, and HHC conducts mental health evaluations.