Brooklyn, NY, January 30, 2024 — Douglas Jablon, Executive Vice President of Community Relations and Special Assistant to the President at Maimonides Health, has been named to City & State’s 2024 50 Over 50: The Age Disruptors List.
This award celebrates 50 of the most prominent leaders in New York over the age of 50 in business, government, and media, reflecting continued dedication to and a sustained positive impact on the New York community. Douglas was profiled in the Jan. 28 issue of City & State Magazine and honored with the award at a Jan. 29 reception at The Manhattan Penthouse.
“I am honored to receive this award from City & State, just as I am honored to be able to work alongside the most inspiring team at Maimonides and incredible community leaders across Brooklyn,” said Douglas Jablon. “I was born and raised in Brooklyn, and the sense of pride I have in our community and how we work together and help each other has motivated me throughout my entire life.”
Throughout his ongoing, nearly half-century tenure at Maimonides, Maimonides has become an increasingly diverse center of care, serving patients of many backgrounds. Douglas ushered the hospital through these demographic changes, fostering inclusivity and understanding not only within the hospital, but among the community at large through outreach to many cultural, ethnic, and faith-based groups and communities.
He has built the Maimonides’ Community Relations and Volunteer departments from the ground up, along with implementing in-hospital Muslim, Christian, and interfaith religious facilities at Maimonides. His work has ensured that patients of all backgrounds receive culturally sensitive care of the highest quality. He has also helped create and sustain an inclusive, uplifting work environment for all at Maimonides, which is one of Brooklyn’s largest private employers.
Douglas serves as a member of NYC Community Board 12, a board member of COJO of Flatbush and President Emeritus of board of Congregation Etz Chaim of Flatbush. He has received many community awards including the UFT District 21 Community Partnership Award; The Arab American Association of NY Community Building Bridges award; Pakistani Merchants Association “Man of the Year”; Flatbush Hatzolah Community Partner Award; the Best Community Service Appreciation Award from the Bangladeshi American Friendship Society and many others.
“Over the years, Douglas Jablon’s incredible passion for his role at Maimonides has set him apart as a true community leader, inside and outside the walls of this organization,” said Ken Gibbs, Maimonides Health President and CEO. “Along with the culture of unity and inclusion he has helped create here, he has acted as a force of positivity in the Brooklyn community, especially in New York’s most trying times, like 9/11 and the Covid-19 pandemic. We thank Douglas for his ongoing service, and congratulate him on his continued dedication to making a positive impact on the state of New York.”
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About Maimonides Health
Maimonides Health is Brooklyn’s largest healthcare system, serving over 350,000 patients each year through the system’s 3 hospitals, 2,000+ physicians and more than 80 community-based practices and outpatient centers. The system is anchored by Maimonides Medical Center, one of the nation’s largest independent teaching hospitals and home to centers of excellence in numerous specialties and Maimonides Midwood Community Hospital (formerly New York Community Hospital), a 130-bed adult medical-surgical hospital; and Maimonides Children’s Hospital, Brooklyn’s only children’s hospital and only pediatric trauma center.
Maimonides’ clinical programs rank among the best in the country for patient outcomes, including its Heart and Vascular Institute, Neurosciences Institute, Bone and Joint Center, and Cancer Center. Maimonides is an affiliate of Northwell Health and a major clinical training site for SUNY Downstate College of Medicine. For additional information, please visit maimo.org.