NYC Health + Hospitals announces new vice president of facilities

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NYC Health + Hospitals on March 9 announced that Manny Saez, Ph.D, will be its new vice president of facilities. Saez is expected to play a large role in the health system’s effort to upgrade its aging infrastructure.

Under this new role, Saez will oversee over 20 million square feet of real estate across the health system. Additionally, he will oversee a portfolio of around $10 billion consisting of more than 300 projects. These projects span from opening the recently constructed NYC Health + Hospitals/South Brooklyn Health to upgrading and maintaining critical hospital infrastructure throughout the system, in addition to a dedicated team of 100 facilities staff and 700 full-time engineers and tradespeople.

Saez graduated honorably from Fordham University with a Bachelor of Science in Information Management, earned a Master of Science in Business Administration from Farleigh Dickinson University and attended Capella University, where he received a Ph.D. in Business Management with a Specialty in Leadership. He has more than 25 years of experience in the health care industry, including 11 years at NYC Health + Hospitals.

“I am part of an incredible team in the Office of Facility Development and I am honored to continue to serve alongside the men and women who keep NYC Health + Hospitals running,” Saez said. “I am excited to continue to support our team that keeps our hospitals, primary care and specialty care sites ready to welcome over a million patients a year.”

Prior to taking over as Vice President of Facilities effective Feb. 24, Saez had spent the last year serving as Senior Assistant Vice President. Other past roles that he has served in for NYC Health + Hospitals include various top administrative positions in the departments of Facilities Operations, Engineering and Support Services.

“Manny is an inspirational, hands on leader with deep experience managing our demanding facility operations,” NYC Health + Hospitals Senior Vice President for Managed Care and Patient Growth Matthew Siegler said. “He played a central role in our system’s heroic COVID response – keeping critical systems on line under enormous strain, rapidly adapting our facilities and responding to the many unprecedented emergencies and curve balls during that horrible time. Manny will be a tremendous leader and a steady hand as we move forward with an ambitious infrastructure improvement agenda in the years ahead.”

Saez served in various leadership positions at Mount Sinai Medical Center and at Columbia New York Presbyterian Hospital before coming to NYC Health + Hospitals. He was responsible for the general and fiscal operations of Support Services, comprising Patient Escorts, Environmental Services, Laundry and Linen Departments, Materials Management, Waste Management, Warehouse Operations, Facilities and Retail Space Operations. Additionally, he designed the intrinsic curriculum of Divisional Training, Interdepartmental Policy and Procedure and Staff Development.

Before his work at Mount Sinai Medical Center and Columbia NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Saez worked at ARAMARK Corporation. He held multiple operational leadership titles, involving the leadership responsibility of the Regional Healthcare Sector, where he ran the business lines of a diverse variety of healthcare institutions in the greater New York City Metropolitan area.

NYC Health + Hospitals is the largest municipal health care system in the nation. It serves more than 1 million New Yorkers annually in over 70 patient care locations across the five boroughs. A robust network of outpatient, neighborhood-based primary and specialty care centers anchors care coordination with the system’s trauma centers, nursing homes, post-acute care centers, home care agency and MetroPlusHealth plan. These are all supported by 11 essential hospitals. Its diverse workforce of more than 43,000 employees is uniquely focused on empowering New Yorkers, without exception, to live the healthiest life they possibly can.