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NYC Health + Hospitals leaders recognized as AAPI Power Players in 2024

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From left Dr. Khoi Luong, Senior Vice President of Post-Acute Care at NYC Health + Hospitals; Lila Benayoun, Chief Operating Officer at MetroPlusHealth; Dr. Eric Wei, Senior Vice President and Chief Quality Officer at NYC Health + Hospitals; and Dr. Zeshan Chaudhry, Director of Neuroradiology, NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County

In a celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, four distinguished leaders from NYC Health + Hospitals and MetroPlusHealth have been named to PoliticsNY and amNY Metro’s prestigious “AAPI Power Players” list for 2024. This acknowledgment highlights their significant contributions to their respective fields and communities in New York City.

The honorees include Lila Benayoun, the Chief Operating Officer of MetroPlusHealth; Dr. Zeshan Chaudhry, Director of Neuroradiology at NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County; Dr. Khoi Luong, Senior Vice President of Post-Acute Care for NYC Health + Hospitals; and Dr. Eric Wei, Senior Vice President and Chief Quality Officer for NYC Health + Hospitals.

Lila Benayoun, appointed as COO of MetroPlusHealth in September 2022, spearheads transformative initiatives aimed at fostering growth, innovation, and operational excellence within the organization. With over two decades of industry leadership experience, Benayoun is instrumental in leading new managed care markets, launching innovative products, and enhancing operational efficiency while delivering exceptional service experiences to members.

Dr. Zeshan Chaudhry, serving as the Director of Neuroradiology at NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County, is recognized for his commitment to providing quality care to underserved communities in Brooklyn and the Bronx. His academic accolades and teaching awards underscore his dedication to advancing neuroimaging and training the next generation of physicians in the field.

Dr. Khoi Luong, boasting over seven years of expertise in post-acute and long-term care, has played pivotal roles within NYC Health + Hospitals since 2016. As the Senior Vice President of Post-Acute Care, Dr. Luong has significantly enhanced clinical capabilities across multiple sites, resulting in national recognition for excellence in care.

Dr. Eric Wei, who serves as the Senior Vice President and Chief Quality Officer for NYC Health + Hospitals, has been a stalwart in emergency medicine, rotating through all eleven Emergency Departments in the system. Dr. Wei’s leadership extends to mentoring future healthcare leaders through fellowship programs, emphasizing clinical excellence and quality improvement.

The “AAPI Power Players” recognition list, launched as part of a monthly series by PoliticsNY and amNY Metro, celebrates outstanding individuals across various sectors, including business, education, government affairs, and non-profit management.

This year’s honorees exemplify excellence and dedication, embodying the spirit of AAPI Heritage Month through their impactful contributions to New York City’s healthcare landscape.

The inclusion of these healthcare leaders underscores their pivotal roles in advancing healthcare equity and quality across diverse communities.

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