NYC Health + Hospitals Honors ICS’s Marilyn Saviola

NYC Health + Hospitals Honors ICS’s Marilyn Saviola
July 22, 2019

Marilyn Saviola – Five Decades of Raising Hell for Her CommunityNYC Health + Hospitals’ Vice President of Ambulatory Care, Dr. Ted Long, honored Marilyn E. Saviola, the founder of the Independence Care System (ICS) Women’s Health Program and nationally recognized disability-rights advocate for her unwavering advocacy for the rights of people with physical disabilities to live at home and in the community as independently as possible.

“NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health is fortunate to work with Marilyn and ICS on healthcare issues that affect people with disabilities,” said Michelle Lewis, CEO of Gotham Health. “She has heightened awareness of these issues throughout our system and has been instrumental in formulating plans to achieve universal access where all patients have equal access to care. The ultimate goal is to offer welcoming environments that support health and wellbeing.”

“Marilyn is a longtime champion for disability rights,” said Richard N. Gottfried, Assembly Health Committee Chair. “She has worked relentlessly to achieve dignity and access to care for New Yorkers with disabilities.”

“Access to health care is a human right for all people, including individuals with disabilities,” said Victor Calise, Commission at the New York City Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities. “Marilyn Saviola’s steadfast advocacy has ensured that the needs of the disability community are at the forefront of healthcare policy discussions.

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