(OCT 2007 – New York, NY) - In the October 1-7 edition, Crain’s New York Business includes a Special Section on the “100 Most Influential Women in NYC Business.” Featured on that list and in a profile is Pamela S. Brier, President & CEO of Maimonides Medical Center.
Representing “a vibrant array of industries that make our city unique and full of opportunity,” Crain’s publisher Jill Kaplan refers to these 100 women as “iconic movers and shakers who are helping to shape the trends in their marketplaces.”
Ms. Brier’s stellar career has, indeed, helped to shape emerging trends in healthcare. In a profile entitled, “Results that Are Off the Charts,” Crain’s reports that she has taken Maimonides Medical Center to “the next level.” Supporting that claim are mentions of the hospital’s high rankings in national surveys and report cards. For instance, Maimonides is the top hospital in the state for cardiology and pulmonary care, according to HealthGrades, the leading independent evaluator of healthcare quality. In addition, Maimonides is ranked in the top 5% nationwide for stroke care, cardiology and critical care.
The Crain’s article pointed out that Maimonides delivers more babies than any other hospital in the state. “Although other community hospitals see obstetrics as a money-loser, Ms. Brier predicted that good maternity care would increase patient loyalty and bring in new business.”
Her background in public health also was highlighted in the Crain’s profile of Pamela Brier. Over the course of 15 years, Ms. Brier held positions of increasing responsibility at the Health & Hospitals Corporation of New York City, culminating in her overseeing operations at Bellevue Hospital, the oldest and largest of the city’s public hospitals.
Bringing her vast expertise to Maimonides Medical Center, Pamela Brier continued to innovate, developing new programs and enhancing existing Centers of Excellence. Since she became president in 2003:
The Maimonides Infants & Children’s Hospital became fully accredited – one of only three such hospitals in the metropolitan area. The stunning new Maimonides Cancer Center was built, the first comprehensive center for cancer services in Brooklyn. The Stroke Center at Maimonides was expanded and became fully accredited by the Joint Commission. A new eight-floor pavilion was designed, financed, built and will open at the main campus on October 17th.
In summing up her approach to leading a major medical center, Ms. Brier is quoted as saying, “Even though I’m not working for government anymore, I still feel that I’m a public servant.”