February 7, 2022
Mayor Eric Adams: Seriously, actually, really psyched to be listed here today, specially with my colleagues in government. Councilwoman Lynn Schulman, a excellent buddy, longtime buddy, nurse, and I assume a single of your daughter’s basically a doctor – you know, I observed they were being in that profession – of course. Mercedes Narcisse, my Deputy Mayor Anne Williams-Ison, also Councilwoman Rita Joseph, an educator. You know, just the Council is led by men and women who have been in the field and comprehend it. My good close friend Dr. Mitchell Katz, and the Chief Operating Officer listed here at the healthcare facility, Sheldon McLeod, and Dr. Vasan who’s taken over the taking above the Department of Health and fitness and Mental Cleanliness, just an all-star team coming alongside one another to make this materialize. And just two individuals I want to thank, in particular, 1, Dr. McMacken, who had the eyesight, and one particular person who’s not up below that we just all ow her just a personal debt of gratitude, Rachel Atcheson, you know, a genuine star in the city.
And, you know, this is a aspiration appear legitimate for her when she first in 2018 introduced this discussion of the possibilities of putting in area a life style medicine clinic in H + H people, folks explained it was not possible. And there was just so a lot pushback during the earlier administration, there was just, you know, people just didn’t get it, and people today ended up fearful. And when we ended up chatting about life-style medication, they just imagined it was not probable. But with the dynamic duo of Dr. McMacken and Rachel, we opened our 1st clinic – when Dr. Katz, who was just open and he just acquired it.