Community Advisory Boards for municipal hospitals were established as
part of the legislation creating the New York City Health and Hospitals
Corporation. The law provided that "the Corporation shall establish
a Community Advisory Board for each of its hospitals to consider and advise
the corporation and the hospital upon matters concerning the development
of any plans or programs of the Corporation, and may establish rules and
regulations with respect to such boards".
The Metropolitan Hospital
Center Community Advisory Board (CAB) is charged with facilitating the
delivery of quality health care to those living in the communities served
by Metropolitan Hospital Center.
As a result, the CAB
is committed to establishing and maintaining communications with all organizations
within these communities, to acquiring community input in the development
of meaningful community programs for all those served by M.H.C., to disseminate
information regarding M.H.C.'s needs, and to advising and suggesting programs
to meet those needs. The CAB has also to consult with, advise and plan
with M.H.C.'s administration, its Medical Board, the Health and Hospital
Community Boards regarding the health needs of the community.
The CAB has the responsibility
to help ensure that the community is kept informed of the goals and objectives
of the Corporation and the hospital and of relevant significant issues.
The MHC CAB meets monthly for a general meeting. Present at the general
meeting are, the Executive Director of the Hospital, his executive staff,
the CAB officers and board members and interested community residents.
This meeting is always held on the first Thursday of the month.
(As of March 25, 2002)
The Advisory Board is made up of Executive Committee and Board Members.
rest of the board is comprised of the following members:
Maria Angie Parada
the following Ex-Officio Members
Jose R. Sanchez
The CAB is assisted in its tasks by a dedicated paid hospital
staff consisting of an Associate Executive Director and a Principal
Administrative Assistant. The CAB board staff is located on
the main floor of the Mental Health Building at M.H.C. and is
under the Community and Public Affairs Department, which is
headed by Associate Executive Director Nydia Negron
The CAB staff can be reached by calling (212) 423-7222
daily from Monday-Friday and from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Ask for
Maria Rodriguez. For further information call the above number.
You can write to the CAB at:
Hospital Center Community Advisory Board
1901 First Avenue
New York, NY 10029
Community and Public Affairs Department can be reached at (212)
other hospital information, please call (212) 423-6262
CAB like the rest of M.H.C. is not connected to the Internet,
and as such has no e-mail address.