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Yale New Haven Health Northeast Medical Group president to receive Corporate Leader Award

Friday, March 10, 2017

Greenwich, Conn. (March 10, 2017) – Prathibha Varkey, MBBS, president and chief executive officer of Yale New Haven Health Northeast Medical Group (NEMG), has been chosen as this year’s Corporate Leader in Moffly Media’s annual Women of Influence awards. 

Dr. Varkey will be recognized at an awards ceremony at the Women in Business Conference on Tuesday, May 16 at Greenwich Country Club. The award honors women business leaders who innovate and succeed in their area of expertise.

NEMG represents more than 130 practices in Connecticut, New York and Rhode Island and more than 700 physicians and medical professionals affiliated with Bridgeport, Greenwich, Yale New Haven and Lawrence + Memorial Hospitals. In addition to her NEMG role, Dr. Varkey is a senior vice president at Yale New Haven Health.

Dr. Varkey earned her MBBS (MD equivalent) from Christian Medical College, Vellore, India. She completed her internal medicine residency at the Hospital of Saint Raphael and a preventive medicine fellowship at Mayo Clinic. She has a master's in public health from Harvard School of Public Health, a master's in health professions education from the University of Illinois, and an MBA from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. She is an adjunct professor of medicine and preventive medicine at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN. A nationally recognized expert in quality improvement, Dr. Varkey is president and a board of trustees member of the American College of Medical Quality.

Known as a strong advocate for women in business, Dr. Varkey is also the editor of two textbooks and an author whose work has appeared in more than 70 publications.

Greenwich Hospital is a member of Yale New Haven Health. Greenwich is a 206-bed (includes 32 isolettes) community hospital serving lower Fairfield County, Connecticut and Westchester County, New York. It is a academic affiliate of Yale School of Medicine. Since opening in 1903, Greenwich Hospital has evolved into a progressive medical center and teaching institution representing all medical specialties and offering a wide range of medical, surgical, diagnostic and wellness programs. Greenwich Hospital is recognized throughout the healthcare industry as a leader in service and patient satisfaction excellence. Greenwich Hospital has the prestigious Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the nation’s highest honor of nursing excellence. www.greenwichhospital.org

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