Four NYC Health+ Hospitals and MetroPlusHealth Leaders Recognized as Crain’s “2023 Notable Leaders in Healthcare”

Four NYC Health+ Hospitals and MetroPlusHealth Leaders Recognized as Crain’s “2023 Notable Leaders in Healthcare”

Helena Grant, Dr. Laura Iavicoli, Nicole Jordan-Martin and Dr. Sanjiv Shah are celebrated for their work to meet the needs of underserved populations and reduce health disparities

May 25, 2023

New York, NY

NYC Health + Hospitals today announced that four of its leaders have been named among 84 individuals named to Crain’s list of “2023 Notable Leaders in Healthcare” for their tremendous work with vulnerable New Yorkers. To qualify, candidates had to work in a healthcare-related facility in the New York metropolitan area and have at least a decade of experience. Crain’s has sought out professionals who share their expertise with others in their fields and who are involved in professional associations, community service initiatives, philanthropy, mentorship programs, and more. The publication noted that these individuals, “…are truly exceptional – and their work is vital to the functioning of the city’s health care system and the city itself.” The four NYC Health + Hospitals winners are:

Helena Grant, MS, CNM, LM, CICP, FACNM
Director of Midwifery Services
NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull

Laura Iavicoli, MD
Deputy Chief Physician
NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst

Nicole Jordan-Martin
Chief Executive Officer
NYC Health + Hospitals/Community Care

Sanjiv Shah, MD, MPH
Chief doctor

In addition to her role as the leader of midwifery services at Brooklyn’s first Baby-Friendly USA Hospital, Grant is also co-chair of the Health System Midwifery Council. She has over 25 years of experience caring for and empowering pregnant women and their families. Ms. Grant lends her expertise to the New York State Association of Licensed Midwives as current president, co-chairs the Brooklyn Borough President’s Maternal Health Task Force, and is a member of the New York State Department of Health’s Maternal Mortality & Morbidity Advisory Council.

“I am deeply honored and grateful to represent the wonderful work we do in the areas of midwifery, birth equity, respectful and trauma-informed care at Woodhull and NYC Health + Hospitals” , said NYC Health + Hospitals / Woodhull Director of Midwifery Services Helena Grant, MS, CNM, LM, CICP, FACNM. “My fervent intention is to continue to elevate the model of midwifery care, used in every industrialized country except the United States, which we, through faith in clinical evidence and trust in one the others, have mastered here at Woodhull and are expanding into the whole health care system. I truly appreciate the support and trust the department, hospital, society and community have placed in my growth and leadership.

Dr. Iavicoli was appointed Deputy Chief Medical Officer of NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst in 2021, after using her experience in disaster management to help guide the hospital through the first wave of COVID-19, when Elmhurst became the epicenter of the pandemic in America. Dr. Iavicoli has been an emergency physician at Elmhurst for more than 20 years, has served as an associate professor at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and has also been a member of disaster relief teams for New York City. and FEMA.

“I am humbled and honored to have received this recognition from Crain’s New York Business,” said Laura Iavicoli, MD, Deputy Chief Medical Officer of NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst. “I feel so lucky to work at NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst with an incredible team of healthcare providers dedicated to our community and our patients.”

Nicole Jordan-Martin directs the community care division of the health system, which provides services to patients at home and in their community. These services include home care, behavioral health, maternal and child health, and social support links for people struggling with food insecurity, homelessness, and other immediate needs. Jordan-Martin is certified in healthcare management. She has worked internationally on behalf of the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief and has consulted for the World Health Organization on the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV. in sub-Saharan Africa.

“It is an honor to be recognized with such an accomplished group of healthcare leaders,” said Nicole Jordan-Martin, CEO of NYC Health + Hospitals/Community Care. “Caring for and supporting our patients at home and in their community reflects our commitment to their health and well-being beyond the walls of our hospitals and health centers. This is the future of healthcare and we are an essential partner in this movement.

Dr Shah is the chief medical officer for the system’s health plan, MetroPlus. He brings over 20 years of experience as a physician leader, managed care manager and infectious disease specialist. Dr. Shah also serves the community as a member of the New York/New Jersey Chapter of the American Academy of HIV Medicine, HIV Medical Association, Infectious Diseases Society of America, New York Society of Infectious Diseases and Physicians Research. Network.

“It is an honor to be recognized by Crain’s, along with my incredible colleagues at NYC Health + Hospitals, as one of the Notable Leaders in Healthcare 2023. Those of us who work in healthcare are always mindful of putting the needs of others before our own and putting the focus on our patients – where it belongs,” said MetroPlusHealth Chief Medical Officer Sanjiv Shah, MD, MPH. Such recognition reminds me, once again, of the value and importance of the work our community of amazing vendors does to serve this city, and why we chose this area from the start.”


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About NYC Health + Hospitals

NYC Health + Hospitals is the nation’s largest municipal health care system, serving more than one million New Yorkers each year at more than 70 patient care facilities across the city’s five boroughs. A strong network of outpatient primary and specialty care centers based in the neighborhood anchors coordination of care with trauma centers, nursing homes, post-acute care centers, home care agency and plan MetroPlus health system, all supported by 11 essential hospitals. Its diverse workforce of more than 43,000 employees is uniquely focused on empowering New Yorkers, without exception, to live the healthiest lives possible. For more information, visit and stay connected on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

About MetroPlusSanté

Since 1985, MetroPlusHealth has helped New Yorkers get quality health care at little or no cost. MetroPlusHealth is the plan of choice for more than 700,000 New Yorkers, and its commercial and government-sponsored plans meet the needs of individuals, families and workers. MetroPlusHealth staff speak more than 40 languages ​​and are as diverse as the big city they serve. MetroPlusHealth is part of NYC Health + Hospitals, the nation’s largest public health system. For more information, visit Join the conversation on social media at @metroplushealth.

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