NYC Health + Hospitals releases a new episode of The Remedy, a podcast from the largest safety network health system in the United States

NYC Health + Hospitals releases a new episode of The Remedy, a podcast from the largest safety network health system in the United States

NYC Health + Hospitals releases a new episode of The Remedy, a podcast from the largest safety network health system in the United States

Episode 2: Food is Medicine Recognize that a plant-based diet is a powerful medicine – it can lower high blood pressure and alleviate type 2 diabetes – and consider how hospitals can help patients pursue a plant-based diet

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January 23, 2024

nyc health hospitals releases new episode of the remedy a podcast from the largest safety net health system in the united statesnyc health hospitals releases new episode of the remedy a podcast from the largest safety net health system in the united states
From left to right: Phil DeMaiolo, executive chef at NYC Health + Hospitals, Michael Shen, PhD, clinical director of the NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull Primary Care Safety Net Clinic and podcast host, and Michelle, executive director of nutrition and lifestyle medicine at NYC Health + Hospitals Dr. McCann on episode two of The Remedy Podcast: Food is Medicine.

New York City, New YorkNYC Health + Hospitals today released the second episode of its new podcast, The Remedy, which features leaders and health care providers from the nation’s largest municipal health care systems. Episode 2: Food is Medicine Recognize that a plant-based diet is powerful medicine—it can lower high blood pressure and alleviate type 2 diabetes—and consider how hospitals can help patients pursue a plant-based diet.Joined by host Dr. Michael Shen Dr. Michelle McCannexecutive director of nutrition and lifestyle medicine at New York City Health + Hospitals and executive chef of the health system Phil DeMaiolo. Together they discussed the popular Lifestyle Medicine Program, a six-month program designed to support patients in learning to cook healthier meals, read nutrition labels, exercise and more. Chef Phil explains the recent revamp of the hospital menu, offering creative plant-based dishes that reflect New York City’s diverse culture and the logistics involved in an operation that serves more than 15,000 hospital meals every day. Episode 2: Food is Medicine Now available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, iHeartRadio and other podcast platforms.

“NYC Health + Hospitals’ new podcast The Remedy is a way to connect with our patients, staff and other healthcare providers,” said Mitchell Katz, MD, President and CEO, NYC Health + Hospitals. “We are proud to serve all patients regardless of their immigration status or ability to pay, and conversations with some of our leaders across the health system shed light on how we get that done.”

“I learned that running a large health system like ours goes into a lot of thought. I hope the podcast can share some of that with our audience.” Remedies Host Michael S. Shen, MD.

The health system’s role as a city agency and New York City’s primary safety net health system provides a unique voice that no other podcast can offer. NYC Health + Hospitals’ mission includes the ability to provide care to all patients regardless of their ability to pay; provide patients with exciting new programs, including lifestyle medicine and telemedicine abortion care; and respond to challenges facing New York City, including Covid -19 pandemic, the homelessness crisis and the current immigration crisis. Hosts and guests are both health system employees and have a special perspective on the work they do for patients. The podcast will consist of seven episodes, with a new episode released every two weeks.

About the host

Michael S. Shen, MD, is a primary care physician at New York Health + Hospitals/Woodhull and clinical director of Woodhull’s primary care safety net clinic for the homeless. Dr. Shen was recently selected as a Health Affairs Podcast Fellow, creating a three-part series on safety net hospitals. He is also an artist working in watercolor, acrylic, mixed media and digital media. His illustration work has been published in National Geographic Books, JAMA Ethics, and Annals of Internal Medicine.Find him on Twitter @mickelectronicHen MD.

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About NYC Health + Hospitals
NYC Health + Hospitals is the nation’s largest municipal health care system, serving more than 1 million New Yorkers annually at more than 70 patient care sites across the city’s five boroughs. A robust network of outpatient, community-based primary and specialty care centers coordinates care with the system’s trauma centers, nursing homes, post-acute care centers, home care agencies and MetroPlus health plans, all supported by 11 primary hospitals. Its diverse workforce of more than 43,000 employees is focused on helping New Yorkers, without exception, live their healthiest lives. For more information, visit www.nychealthandhospitals.org and stay connected on Facebook, TwitterInstagram and LinkedIn.

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