Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Vacca Appoints Longtime Bronx Public Servant Robert F. Nolan to Public Hospitals Board

Caption: Robert F. Nolan (2nd from r.), former adviser to the Bronx Borough President’s Office, is congratulated on his appointment to the Health & Hospitals Corporation Board of Directors by (l-r) Council Majority Leader Joel Rivera, Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn, and Council Member James Vacca. – Photo by William Alatriste/New York City Council

BRONX, NY ― Council Member James Vacca today applauded longtime Bronx public servant Robert F. Nolan on his appointment to the Board of Directors of the New York City Health & Hospitals Corporation. Nolan’s nomination to the 16-member Board, which oversees the City’s municipal hospital system, was put forth by Vacca and approved by the full City Council on February 16.
Nolan, of Indian Village, served as Budget Director at the Office of the Bronx Borough President for nearly 30 years before his retirement in November 2008. In that position, he played an integral role in hundreds of capital improvement projects throughout the borough and in funding programs for youth and seniors. A lifelong Bronxite, he attended Our Lady of Solace School, Salesian High School, and Fordham University.
“There are very few people in our borough who possess a greater knowledge of how our government works than Bob Nolan,” Vacca said. “His vast experience in the life of our borough makes him a superior choice to serve on the Board of the Health & Hospitals Corporation or for any other position where he would be willing to lend his expertise. With the quality of hospitals and of local health care affecting the Bronx more than any other borough, Bob being in this position is a win for local residents.”
“I am deeply appreciative of the action taken by the City Council in approving my recommendation for a seat on the city’s Health and Hospitals Corporation,” Nolan said. “I have great admiration for our municipal hospital system, and I look forward to making use of my three decades of public service to help ensure the best possible care for Bronxites and all residents of our city.”

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