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Message from Our Chief Nurse Executive

Thank you for your interest in NYC Health + Hospitals, where I have the privilege of serving as the Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Executive for the largest municipal healthcare system in the United States. Here, at NYC Health + Hospitals, our more than 9,600 nurses are directly responsible for serving more than 1.4 million New Yorkers annually in 70-plus patient care locations across the city’s five boroughs.

Being a public health nurse in New York City is both an honor and a calling. Nurses are at the heart of our mission to provide high quality health services and compassionate care for all New Yorkers.

Natalia Cineas, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN
Senior Vice President & Chief Nursing Executive
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NYC Health + Hospitals presents an unrivaled opportunity as a setting where novice nurses can begin and grow their careers, and where experienced nurses can advance their professional development and take on new and additional responsibilities as nurse leaders. Through collaborative affiliations, we are able to support the continuous learning and academic advancement of our existing nursing staff as well as recruit recent nursing graduates who are interested in the public health field.

We are committed to fostering the most advanced, evidence-based practices throughout our system, using the principles of Professional Shared Governance, and soliciting constant and sustained input from staff nurses to propel quality improvement initiatives, policies and procedures. Our innovative Nurse Residency Program, our collaborative Clinical Ladder Program and our model Mentorship arrangements support and nurture both new and experienced nurses at all stages of career achievement.

The exceptional nurses currently working at NYC Health + Hospitals are changing the very fabric of New York society through their dedication and selfless devotion to patient care. Please take a few moments to browse our website and learn more about our incredible nurses and our team. We appreciate your interest and thank you for your support!


Natalia Cineas, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN
Chief Nursing Executive, Senior Vice President; Co-Chair, Equity and Access Council
NYC Health + Hospitals

Message from the Chief Nursing Executive