We are happy to share with you this letter regarding Jose Hernandez. Jose has traveled with many of our teams and is a wonderful part of our HTCNE Team!
We are pleased to announce that as of July 1, 2020, Jose Hernandez, MS, BS, RN, has assumed the role of Vice President for Nursing and Patient Care Services here at NYU Langone Hospital–Brooklyn. Jose had acted as interim nursing vice president since December 2019, while continuing his role as Vice President for Perioperative Services. Jose’s commitment to our patients and to our institution was fully demonstrated during our Covid-19 response. He showed his superb leadership skills by opening new units, cross-training staff, and collaborating with inter-disciplinary partners and leadership to quickly adapt to changes in patient care settings, treatment modalities, and staff redeployment.
In his new role, Jose will report to both of us, and will be responsible for leading daily operations within the nursing department and all clinical units. He also will have an expanded role in interventional areas, including perioperative services. This will allow him to fully integrate patient care across all services in the hospital.
Jose joined NYU Langone–Brooklyn in 2003 as director of perioperative services. He began his career in healthcare as a phlebotomist, and then earned his associate’s degree and became a surgical technologist. He earned his bachelor’s degree in nursing at Adelphi University, and his master’s degree in healthcare administration from Long Island University.
Among his many accomplishments is transforming perioperative services, with a keen attention to efficiency and quality and an equal focus on the patient experience. He credits his leadership team and frontline staff for achieving significant OR growth by creating unique staffing strategies to control costs, without compromising safety or quality. His leadership has allowed NYU Langone-Brooklyn to successfully implement new surgical programs with expanded complexity.
Known for his commitment to delivering outstanding care, Jose is a true collaborator with the entire clinical team and strives to ensure patients’ and their family’s needs are met. Jose is a motivational leader, who strongly believes that ordinary people can do extraordinary things, with the right support.
In 2019, Jose was honored by the Renaissance Leaders Foundation for exceptional leadership. In 2018 Jose received the Humanitarian of the Year Award from Healing the Children, Northeast. In 2017, Jose received the Manager of the Year Award from the Association of Hispanic Healthcare Executives (AHHE). In 2016, Jose received the Nurse Leader of the Year Award from the National Association of Hispanic Awards (NAHN).
Committed to advancing better healthcare for those without regular access to it, Jose travels annually to several countries in South America, Central America, the Caribbean, and Eastern Europe on surgical medical missions with Healing the Children, Northeast. The team performs life changing reconstructive surgeries, including cleft lip, cleft palate, myringotomy and ear reconstructions for children who otherwise would not have access or means.
Please join us in congratulating Jose on his new role.
Bret J. Rudy, MD
Senior Vice President
Chief of Hospital Operations
NYU Langone Hospital – Brooklyn
NYU Langone Health
Debra Albert, DNP, MBA, RN, NEA-BC
Chief Nursing Officer and SVP Patient Care Services
NYU Langone Health