Holy Name’s Kyung Hee Choi Appointed to Murphy Healthcare Transition Team
New Jersey Governor-elect Philip D. Murphy named Holy Name Medical Center's Kyung Hee A. Choi, Vice President for Asian Health Services, to his administration's 2018 transition team. As the new administration prepares to take office in the next two months, the transition team comprises experts in 14 major policy areas who will make recommendations on a host of state issues and initiatives. Choi heads up Holy Name's Asian Health Services (AHS), a national model for culturally sensitive healthcare. Under her leadership, Holy Name has become the provider of choice for more than 250,000 Asians in the New Jersey and New York area.
"We are gratified by Governor-elect Murphy's decision to make Kyung Hee a member of the healthcare committee on his transition team," said Holy Name CEO Michael Maron. "Holy Name's approach to culturally sensitive, patient centered care is one we are are looking forward to sharing with other transition team members."
"With elected officials considering reforms at both the state and federal level, healthcare continues to be one of the most pressing issues facing New Jersey residents. I look forward to working with the incoming administration in advancing the health care delivery system in New Jersey and to offer my perspective and experience on a wide range of policies to improve the quality of care, access to care, and investment in preventive care." said Choi. "I'm especially excited to share with the transition team some of the best practices we've developed at Holy Name in providing affordable, efficient, high-quality, and culturally sensitive care."
AHS is one of the most comprehensive programs of its kind in the U.S., recording more than 60,000 patient visits per year at Holy Name and its three satellite offices. Choi leads a coalition of medical center staff, which includes 280 Asian-American physicians and more than 200 churches and community partners to provide proactive population health management programs through an Annual Health Festival, "Walk for Mom" Breast Cancer Awareness campaign, and screenings for hepatitis B/liver health, mental health and diabetes that serve more than 10,000 people every year. AHS has also assisted 7,000 Asian-Americans in obtaining health insurance through the Affordable Care Act.
Choi earned a MPH from Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health and her BS in business management at the University of Maryland. She has received numerous awards, including a White House Award for her work with AHS and her community service in children's education, women's issues, cultural awareness and preventive health screening areas.