Kyung Hee Choi, vice president for Asian health services at Holy Name Medical Center, has been chosen to be a part of Gov.-elect Phil Murphy’s transition team.
Choi, one of NJBIZ’s Healthcare Heroes award recipients earlier this year, is one of several members that has been appointed to the transition team who will make recommendations on a host of state issues and initiatives relating to 14 major policy areas. Late last month, Luis De La Hoz, the current vice president of community development for BCB Community Bank, as well as six members of the Meadowlands Regional Chamber, were also selected to the transition team by Murphy.
Holy Name’s Asian Health Services Center has seen more than 60,000 patients per year at its main hospital and three satellite offices under Choi’s direction. She also leads a coalition of medical center staff, which includes 280 Asian-American physicians and more than 200 churches and community partners to assist residents with breast cancer screenings, liver health, mental health and diabetes. The unit has also assisted 7,000 Asian-Americans in the state in obtaining health insurance through the Affordable Care Act.
“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.