The New York City Health and Hospitals Corp. (HHC) has announced the appointment of a new executive director at Gouverneur Health.
She is Martha Adams Sullivan, vice president at St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx. A press release notes that she started her health care career on the Lower East Side, at Gouverneur. Over a period of 16 years, she served in a variety of roles, including as Director for the Center for Older Adults and their Families, Director of Social Work and Director of Behavioral Health.
HHC President Alan D. Aviles said, “Gouverneur is an essential part of the Lower East Side community, and Dr. Sullivan will ensure that it continues to provide quality healthcare to all patients regardless of their ability to pay.”
Gouverneur’s former executive director, Mendel Hagler, announced his resignation over the summer. City officials declined to discuss the reasons for his departure. According to Hagler’s linkedin profile, he is now a principal of MRH Healthcare Advisors.
Gouverneur is one of the largest institutions on the Lower East Side and one of the biggest diagnostic and treatment centers in New York. The facility is in the final stages of a $250 million modernization program, including new and refurbished buildings on Madison Street.