June 29, 2020
LaRay Brown was appointed in July 2017 as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the One Brooklyn Health System, Inc., serving Central and Northeast Brooklyn, is comprised of twelve ambulatory care centers, three hospitals, two nursing homes, an assisted living and independent living facility, a transitional housing program, an urgent care center, and a retail pharmacy. Ms. Brown was instrumental in the founding of One Brooklyn Health System and bringing together the three diverse boards of Brookdale Hospital Medical Center, Interfaith Medical Center, and Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center to create One Brooklyn Health System, Inc. and establish a new governance structure that would accommodate the combination of these three health systems. As CEO of One Brooklyn Health System, Ms. Brown is now responsible for the clinical and administrative integration of three health systems and the Implementation of a 5664 million capital program funded pursuant to the New York State Health Care Facility Transformation Program: Kings County. Ms. Brown also currently serves as the President and CEO of Interfaith Medical Center in Brooklyn, a position to which she was appointed in February 2016.
Prior to becoming CEO of Interfaith Medical Center and One Brooklyn Health System, Ms. Brown enjoyed a 28 year career with the largest municipal healthcare system in the nation; her last positions being that of Senior Vice President for Corporate Planning, Community Health and Intergovernmental Relations and Corporate Officer at the New York City Health and Hospitals (H&H). In this capacity, Ms. Brown directed strategic planning efforts, formulated and executed legislative initiatives and advocacy strategies. She also spearheaded a variety of initiatives including implementation of comprehensive psychiatric emergency programs at several hospitals; the development of a community governed federally qualified health center on Staten Island; negotiations with state and federal officials for the development of a new long term care hospital and nursing facility in Harlem; the development of a public entity Federally Qualified Health Center comprised of H&H ambulatory care centers: as well as the development of hundreds of affordable and accessible apartments for the public hospital system’s long term care and hospital patients. Ms. Brown is past Chairperson of the National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems (now America’s Essential Hospitals). Ms. Brown served as a member of New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo’s health care transition and Medicaid Redesign teams. She also served on the Board of the New York State Health Foundation.
Ms. Brown graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania and received her graduate training at the University of Pennsylvania FELS Center for Government Policy. She is also the recipient of numerous awards and mention in the Congressional Record. Ms. Brown has been named by “Modern Healthcare” as one of the Top 25 Women in Healthcare.