Ribbon Cutting for New Jacobi Wellness Center

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to Open New Physician Wellness Center at Jacobi Medical Center 

By Robert Press

Physician Affiliate Group of New York (PAGNY) hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to open a new physician wellness center at NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi on Tuesday, August 31, 2021. The PAGNY Physician Wellness Center supports the wellbeing of Jacobi physicians. The Center newly renovated and furnished space for physicians to complete medical charts, to discuss strategies for challenging cases with colleagues, and to practice mindfulness. Studies indicate that these physician wellness centers help prevent physician burnout. PAGNY funded the capital for the project, and the NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi donated the space.  

Assemblywoman Nathalia Fernandez stopped by to help cut the ribbon, check out the fitness area, and sign the door of well wishers. Jacobi CEO Christopher Mastromano joined PAGNY COO Jorge I. Montalvo, and other doctors in the new Wellness area of Jacobi Hospital. 

Assemblywoman Fernandez is with PAGNY COO Jorge I. Montalvo, and resident Doctor Louis Marcos. 


Assemblywoman Fernandez checks out one of the two stress relief trampolines in the fitness area which also includes two exercise bikes.

Assemblywoman Fernandez writes a warming wish to the Wellness Center.

It was then time to cut the ribbon on Jacobi Hospital’s new Wellness Center. Assisting Assemblywoman Fernandez is Doctor Marcos.

Established in August 2010, PAGNY is one of the largest physicians and allied health professionals’ groups in the country, with nearly 4,000 physician and allied healthcare providers working within the public hospitals and diagnostic and treatment centers throughout the boroughs of NYC.

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