100 Most Influential People in Healthcare
Dr. Mitchell Katz
President and CEO,
NYC Health & Hospitals
Katz has pushed a number of initiatives including expanding access to primary-care services and cutting costs. The health system closed more than half of its $1.8 billion budget gap due to its five-year financial transformation plan that has consolidated six administrative offices to reduce costs. In response to the controversial new policy targeting immigrants who use public health insurance, which was recently blocked by a judge in Oregon, Katz assured patients they would not be identified as a public charge if they accessed care at one of the system’s sites.