Collaboration Councils and Doctors Council: Doctor Engagement and Improving Care and the Patient and Provider Experience

In May and June Doctors Council members ratified Collective Bargaining Agreements (CBAs or contracts) with the New York City Health and Hospital Cooperation (HHC) and its affiliates (the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, NYU and PAGNY) creating the… Read More

The Mission and Responsibility Remains as the Money Leaves

The math is clear.  The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has successfully reduced the number of uninsured patients nationally and in New York City.  The federal government therefore is reducing the Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) payments which have traditionally… Read More

Doctors Council Testimony on Mental Health at Rikers Island

Before the Committee on Fire and Criminal Justice Services; the Committee on Public Safety; the Committee on Courts and Legal Services; and the Committee on Mental Health, Developmental Disability, Alcoholism, Substance Abuse and Disability Services May 12, 2015… Read More

MLK Day:A Day to Reflect on his Life and how We All Can Make a Difference

At Doctors Council, MLK day leads us to reflect on the life and work of Dr. W.V. Cordice Jr., the great Surgeon who along with Dr. Emil Naclerio and Dr. Aubré de Lambert Maynard, as well as the… Read More

It’s not only true at the VA…

In is interesting how in moments of crisis and scandal, this time at the VA, some obvious common sense returns to the healthcare conversation. According to an article in the New York Times, Robert A. McDonald, the new… Read More

Doctors Council Joins Efforts to Announce Start of Paid Sick Leave in NYC

Starting July 30, 2014, most employees in New York City will be eligible to begin using earned sick leave, accrued under the City’s Earned Sick Leave Act. Doctors Council members passed out leaflets today, and engaged with New… Read More