On Friday, NYC Health + Hospitals appointed Helen Arteaga Landaverde as the new CEO of Elmhurst Hospital and Neil J. Moore as the new CEO of Queens Hospital Center in Jamaica.
Arteaga will take the reins at Elmhurst on February 8, while Moore’s appointment is effective February 15.
“We’re all excited to welcome two New Yorkers, who have a history with our health system, to lead our two Queens hospitals,” said Dr. Mitchell Katz, president and CEO of the city’s public health system. “I’m looking forward to working with both in their new roles as CEOs and seeing these two hospitals continue to flourish for our Queens residents.”
Arteaga, a longtime Corona resident, has worked for Urban Health Plan, a network of community health centers, for 15 years. She most recently served as assistant vice president of the Queens Network and Executive Initiatives since 2015.
A member of the board of directors for NYC Health + Hospitals since 2016, Arteaga also held various positions in the Northwell Health System. She earned her master’s in public health from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree from New York University.
She completed a fellowship with the National Hispanic Leadership Institute and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government in September 2010. She is currently completing her doctoral degree at the CUNY School of Public Health.
Arteaga, whose father was a community activist, worked with Paloma Hernandez, president and CEO of Urban Health Plan, to open Plaza del Sol Family Health Center in Corona in 2009. The site was dedicated in her father’s memory five years later.
“As a provider of care to close to one million people in one of the most linguistically and ethnically diverse communities in the United States, Elmhurst is positioned to create access to quality health care that can help change outcomes for residents of this culturally rich borough,” she said.
Moore worked in the city’s public health system for more than a decade at hospitals in Harlem, East Flatbush and Bedford-Stuyvesant. He most recently served as principal of LIEN Healthcare Solutions, a consulting firm that provides services to startups.
Before that, he worked as the president and CEO of the University of Maryland Capital Region Health, leading that health system through financial and operational challenges by building a new medical center in Prince Georges County.
Moore earned his master of public administration from Long Island University and master of business administration in finance from New York Institute of Technology. He also received his bachelor’s degree from St. Joseph College in Brooklyn.
“I’m looking forward to working with the fearless hospital workers that have carried the hospital through some of the toughest days of this pandemic,” he said, “and continue together towards completely fighting back this virus, vaccinating our neighbors and further strengthening our beautiful Queens community.”
Borough President Donovan Richards said he cannot think of a better person to lead Elmhurst Hospital to the pandemic’s finish line than Arteaga, whom he called “the exemplary public servant and health care hero” that the boroguh needs.
He also praised Moore as a proven leader in the health care field with a deep commitment to serving the public.
“He is an excellent choice to provide for our diverse borough with comprehensive, high quality medical care for all who come through its doors,” Richards said.