Recently, the Commission on the Public’s Health System (CPHS) held their 24th annual Marshall England Public Health Awards gala, recognizing the efforts of various members and groups for their contributions to improving access to quality health care for all New Yorkers. CPHS is comprised of community and advocacy groups and members that promote and protect public health.
Doctors Council members from Jacobi/ NCB Dr. Brigitte Alexander and Dr. Chinyere Anyaogu accepted awards on behalf of all of our members who worked tirelessly to restore Labor & Delivery services at North Central Bronx Hospital after it was discontinued.
“I was very proud to represent Doctors Council and see the fruits of our year of efforts pay off when Labor & Delivery reopened at North Central Bronx. The loss of L&D at NCB meant that patients were having to go far from home to get the prenatal care they needed, so winning these services back really does make a life-changing difference for expecting mothers in the community,” Dr. Anyaogu (pictured above at podium) said. “I see the value of community and political advocacy.”
“It was really an honor to stand up there with all of the other members of the coalition that worked together to keep L&D at NCB,” Dr. Alexander said, “The outpouring of support from our local city council members, the other health care workers, and members of the community, really showed that when we work together we can make a difference on issues that truly impact the quality and access to care that our patients receive.”